Nelvana's Toper Taylor has been promoted to president of international distribution, marketing and consumer products with responsibilities for Nelvanas extensive portfolio of brands. Taylor also remains president of Nelvana Communications, the Los Angeles-based sales and development office of Nelvana Ltd. Adding to his current responsibilities, Taylors new role is to unify all distribution, licensing and merchandise sales activities under one structure that will be focused on maximizing Nelvanas roster of brands. "Topers 13 years of important contributions have helped make Nelvana one of the worlds leading production companies and a fixture in the U.S. television market," said Nelvana CEO Michael Hirsh. "This promotion will expand Topers role in the company and will also allow us to focus more on developing new strategic opportunities for Nelvana and Corus Entertainment."