Movie Licensing Publication Licensing 

The Fault In Our Stars to be adapted as ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ in Bollywood. Details inside

To all the book lovers in India! The much-awaited book adaption of the famous Hollywood novel and film “The Fault in our Stars” has already begun. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi will play the lead in the upcoming Bollywood remake of the popular book. The Hindi film has been titled ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ and the team has commenced the shoot in Jamshedpur. Sharing a glimpse of the teaser poster, the actor took to his social networking sites and wrote, “An adaptation of The Fault in our Stars.”…

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Music Licensing 

Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Music Licensing Bill

In a historic decision for the digital age, the Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act. The bill has now moved on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass as well. The Music Modernization Act, or MMA, updates copyright law for the digital age and is the result of unprecedented cooperation between the music industry and the streaming services that have upended how the business earns money. The amendments, according to the National Music Publishers Association, include increased oversight and greater transparency in the operation…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Mondo TV announces licensing deals for ‘Robot Trains’ in Spain, Portugal

Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content,  announced a number of important breakthroughs in the Iberian market for animated kids’ show ‘Robot Trains’ in both broadcasting and licensing. Broadcast highlights include the news that a launch on DTT channel Clan TVE is imminent in Spain, following hard on the heels of the June launch of the show on Portugal’s children’s cable and satellite channel Canal Panda. TV distribution in Iberia is managed by Mondo TV Iberoamerica, a distributor, and producer of audiovisual content operating…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand 

Viacom18 net profit increases to Rs 82.7 cr in FY18, licence fees at Rs 26.1 cr

Viacom 18 Media’s net profit for the fiscal ended March 2018 increased 2.7 times to Rs 82.7 crore as compared to Rs 30.6 crore in the previous fiscal. According to a report in the Television Post, the company’s revenue from operations saw a massive increase of 21% to Rs 3685.4 crore as against Rs 3036.4 crore in the previous fiscal. Total expenses increased 20% to Rs 3593.7 crore compared to Rs 3005.8 crore. However, Licence fees remain at Rs 26.1 crore as against Rs 26 crore. Additionally, the company also…

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Accessories Licensing Celebrity Licensing 

Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, Altair sign optical eyewear deal

Altair Eyewear, a subsidiary of Marchon Eyewear, has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired fashion and lifestyle brand, Draper James. The association will see Altair design, manufacture and distribute Draper James optical product. The line holds a sunwear license with B Robinson Optical Inc. This will mark the brand’s first-ever optical collection, with eyewear set to be available to the public beginning in March 2019, following its debut to wholesale accounts at Vision Expo East in New York. The collection will range in price from USD…

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Collaborations Fashion & Accessories 

Instagram, Lakme Fashion Week join hands to celebrate and embrace fashion!

Instagram in association with Lakme Fashion Week curated a masterclass with prominent homegrown brands and designers. The top-notch designers include Shantanu & Nikhil, Pero, Nicobar and Jaypore to discuss and share best practices inspiring other fashion businesses to harness the power of visual storytelling through Instagram. Instagram, which was founded in 2010 as a photo-sharing app, has surpassed 1 billion users currently. The fashion community has embraced Instagram since the beginning and continues to push the boundaries by constantly innovating and experimenting on the platform. Recognizing the symbiotic relationship that…

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Food Licensing 

The first FunkO’s cereal with Mega Man pop-figure is out!

Funko has forayed into the food and beverage sector with the introduction of a new collection of breakfast cereals, according to a report in the License Global. The company launched the cereal line featuring characters from its Pop Vinyl figure line such as Mega Man, Cuphead, Gollum, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. “Funko, purveyors of pop culture and all things awesome, is committed to helping you start the day off right by putting the fun back in breakfast with FunkO’s,” the release said. Each box contains O-shaped cereal in a…

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