Saban Brands Hires Casentini
Saban Brands LLC has named Brian Casentini vice-president of development and production. Casentini will be responsible for overseeing the creative development and production of all Saban Brands content, beginning with the new Power Rangers series for Nickelodeon. He will be developing multiplatform content strategies for all intellectual properties acquired by Saban Brands and will assist in future acquisition efforts.
Casentini previously served as vice-president of development and current programming at ABC Family Channel where he was head of the alternative series department. Prior to that he was vice-president of current programming at the Fox Family Channel and Fox Kids Network where he oversaw the production of all scripted and non-scripted daytime series.
He can be reached through Saban’s PR agency, Bender Helper Impact. Contact Corina Galdamez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Upped at Universal
Amy Taylor has been promoted to executive vice-president, Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L). With this promotion, Taylor will continue to oversee UP&L’s North American promotions, worldwide licensing, worldwide digital and interactive activities, and retail development for Universal Pictures and Focus Features. The team that she oversees is currently handling promotional efforts for the Universal films that are being produced with Hasbro including Battleship and Stretch Armstrong.
Prior to joining Universal, Taylor held marketing positions with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
She can be reached at email@example.com.