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Leigh Anne Brodsky Out as Nickelodeon/Viacom Licensing Chief

She’s the second head of a major studio merchandising division to depart in the last 10 days following Disney’s Andy Mooney

Leigh Anne Brodsky has left her position as president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, TheWrap has confirmed. 

She's the second head of a major entertainment licensing division to depart in the last 10 days, with Disney's Andy Mooney announcing his resignation last week.

In a statement, the company praised Brodsky for her work building the "Dora the Explorer" and "SpongeBob Square Pants" brands, but said she will not be replaced.

Her position was eliminated as part of a company wide realignment, a spokesperson for Nickelodeon told TheWrap.

 "To ensure our continued growth and success with a broader property portfolio, we are strategically re-aligning our consumer products group to more fully integrate them into our overall business," the company said in a statement. "This re-alignment will enable us to fully leverage our creative, marketing and retail resources across our businesses"

Brodsky has been with the Viacom family for more than a decade. In her current post, she lead the licensing and merchandising for MTV Networks, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike and other Viacom properties.

Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Brodsky served as SVP of marketing at Golden Books Entertainment Group and SVP of marketing and merchandising at Broadway Video.  

The Licensing Letter first broke the news of Brodsky's departure.