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Henson Appoints Mang Head of Global Consumer Products

Former DHX executive will oversee licensing activities for the company’s roster of brands and franchises.

HOLLYWOOD -- Shane Mang has been appointed executive director of global consumer products for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made today by Chris Lytton, COO and executive VP of strategy and business affairs, to whom Mang will report.

In his new role, Mang will oversee licensing activities for the company’s children’s brands, fan-favorite classic franchises, and several as-of-yet unannounced properties.

Mang joins Henson from DHX Media, where he served as business development manager -- Americas. During his tenure he managed a portfolio of global entertainment properties including Teletubbies, Mega Man, Caillou, Slugterra, Massive Monster Mayhem, Inspector Gadget and Degrassi. Prior to that, Mang served as manager, licensing and distribution at Nerd Corps Entertainment.

Source: Jim Henson Company

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