England takes up MD post at Platinum Films

Published on: 3rd June 2013

Nigel Stone, Platinum Films’ CEO, has announced the appointment of Carl England as the company’s managing director.Carl-England-Photo300

England joins Platinum Films from his previous position as head of international licensing at Jakks Pacific. He previously held senior licensing roles at Disney, Timberland and Canterbury.

In his new role, England will lead the international licensing and merchandising roll-out of Matt Hatter Chronicles, managing a global network of licensing agents and executing a multi-territory cross-platform product launch in 2014.

England will also grow the existing brands on Platinum’s intellectual property portfolio which represents a $30million investment, including BAFTA-nominated pre-school series Dream Street, and Planet Cook.

England will report directly to Nigel Stone and liaise with the creative and distribution departments across the company’s children’s IPs.

Nigel Stone commented: “Carl joins Platinum Films at an incredibly exciting time and there is no doubt that his invaluable knowledge and vast experience of the licensing industry will add great value to an already strong and creative team at Platinum and fuel the success of our rapidly expanding commercial business.”

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