Evolution Hires Istok
Evolution, the licensing and global brand management firm, which was appointed global licensing and promotions agency for all merchandise from Miramax’s portfolio of properties, announced that Kalman J. (KJ) Istok joins as vice-president of international licensing.
Istok is charged with evaluating, establishing, and managing the sub-agents throughout Europe, including Eastern European markets, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as working with consultants, direct key licensees, creative agencies, and others on behalf of Evolution’s brand partners.
Prior posts include Denmark’s Ink and Kidz Entertainment. In 1992, Istok founded EEMC, the first American licensing agency focused entirely on Eastern Europe and Russia, and served as its president for more than 15 years.
DHX Hires Chapman
DHX Media, an independent producer, distributor, and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, has appointed Thom Chapman as its new territory manager.
He will be responsible for sales to English-speaking Canada and the Asia Pacific territories. Joining the sales team already in place at DHX Media, he will focus on the expansion of DHX Media’s properties across all platforms in these territories.
Prior to joining DHX he was vice-president of business development and sales at ToonBox Entertainment.