Source: ZAG/The Toy Book

ZAG is continuing the global expansion of its properties with the opening of a new Miami office and plans to bolster its consumer products throughout Latin America.

Angela Cortez, a longtime licensing executive with experience at Viacom and Warner Bros. will serve as ZAG’s first vice president, consumer products, Latin America. Cortez will be based in Brazil but will also work out of the Miami office. In her new role, Cortez will work to build licensing and new business for the ZAG Heroez portfolio, including Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir and the upcoming Ghostforce. In her past roles, Cortez developed licensing programs for PAW Patrol, The Powerpuff Girls, and other brands throughout the region.

ZAG’s Angela Cortez, Vice President, Consumer Products, Latin America and Eva Rodriguez, Director of Global Licensing | Source: ZAG/The Toy Book

“There has been exceptional enthusiasm for our ‘Miraculous World’ across the Latin America region since we launched the brand five years ago,” says Julian Zag, executive vice president, global operations, ZAG. “Angela’s appointment will ensure that we strengthen our presence and brands in the region and further expand our consumer audiences, as we get ready to roll-out season four of the series this summer, and release our upcoming Miraculous feature film.”

ZAG also revealed the promotion of Eva Rodriguez, former licensing director for Latin America, to director of global licensing.

Related: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Toys Are Heading to the U.S.

“I am excited to be working with such a creative and innovative company and to be part of its miraculous team of executives,” says Cortez. “While the challenges and demands of the market have grown due to current global complexities, interest and appreciation of quality products in terms of content and licensing have grown. ”

Current licensing partners for ZAG properties in the region include Playmates Toys, Panini, The Novelty Book Co., Flying Wheel, and others.

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.