§ Ruwan Jayatilleke has been upped to Vice President of Development, Publishing at Marvel. Congrats, Ruwan.
§ Viz announced a new VP of Content Management, Linda Espinosa.
Espinosa will spearhead the strategy for acquired animation properties, providing creative direction for the Consumer Products division and supervising the Approvals and Content Management teams. Espinosa effectively joined the Company on January 8, 2007 and will report to Executive Vice President, Akira Fujita.
Espinosa has over 20 years experience in entertainment branding, licensing and product design for a variety of high profile global clients. For the past seven years, she owned and operated Piece O Cake Design, Inc. in New York City which specialized in the same services. Her previous experience has included directing product design for the Viacom properties Nickelodeon, Nick@Nite, MTV and Paramount, and she served as Creative Director for retail at Warner Bros. and Creative Director for Consumer Products at the Walt Disney Company.