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New Executive Promotions At LEGO Media

LEGO Media Internationalhas tapped Vanessa Chapman to take over as head of its television andfilm arm following the promotion of Conny Kalcher to a newly createdsenior position within the LEGO Company's core business. Chapmantakes up the role of global controller of programming and strategy inAugust 2002, when Kalcher becomes vice president, global brandmarketing for Stories, one of the LEGO Company's new brand portals.The Stories division encompasses LEGO-themed product lines aimed at4-to-11 year-olds, including the STAR WARS and HARRY POTTER brands.In addition to her new role, Conny Kalcher will continue as executiveproducer of the two productions based on the Bionicle brand - thedirect-to-video launch of BIONICLE: MASK OF LIGHT in 2003 and therecently announced CGI-animated feature film planned for 2004, bothof which are being produced and distributed by Miramax Films in theUnited States.