Following recent signings of several large Hollywood studio consumer product licensing groups, Dependable Solutions, Inc. (DSI) today announced the appointment of veteran sales executive Debbie Olshan as west coast sales director.
“With our continued growth across the Western U.S., including a number of major entertainment studios, we needed another executive with strong licensing experience,” said DSI President Marty Malysz. “Debbie has developed far-reaching relationships in film and TV consumer product licensing and will be a significant new member of the DSI team.”
Olshan brings 15 years of industry experience to DSI, most recently as executive director of licensing with Shine America, responsible for product licensing and licensed promotions for properties including “MasterChef,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Face” and “Minute To Win It.” Previously, as director of worldwide publishing for 20th Century Fox, she created franchise plans and licensed many of the studio’s television brands including “Modern Family,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Family Guy” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as well as feature films such as Avatar, Aliens, Ice Age, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
“I am delighted to be working with DSI and am amazed at the wealth of clients and prospects who need better licensing systems,” said Olshan. “Many companies have put off investing in their infrastructure through the recession, especially in entertainment consumer product licensing, and I am happy to come to their rescue.”
About Dependable Solutions, Inc.
Dependable Solutions, Inc. (DSI) delivers the latest financial management and creative approval systems and services to agents, licensors and licensees with Dependable Rights Manager, a contract-based integrated licensing system developed by experienced specialists in licensing, creative, and royalty software. DSI is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Dallas, London and Belgrade, and clients across Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information about DSI, please visit www.dependablerights.com or call +44 (0)1892 506 883 (London) or +1 424 277 5188 (Los Angeles).