9 Story appoints Angela Santomero as Chief Creative Officer

June 19, 2018

9 Story Media Group announced the appointment of Angela C. Santomero to the newly established role of Chief Creative Officer. As CCO, Santomero will report to President and CEO Vince Commisso, and lead the creative content strategy across all of 9 Story Media Group. The appointment follows 9 Story’s recent acquisition of Out of the […]

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Shishir Gupta promoted as Head, Content Acquisition and Licensing at SPNI

June 6, 2018

Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) has elevated Shishir Gupta as Head, Content Acquisition and Licensing, for the sports clusters, according to an Exchange4Media report. Gupta joined SPNI as AVP Content Acquisition and Syndication – Sports in May 2017. With an experience of more than 13 years in varied roles across broadcast media and sports, he […]

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Mattel ropes in Lisa Weger as European head of consumer products

June 2, 2018

Mattel has appointed Lisa Weger as the regional head of consumer products for Europe in a UK-based position. Prior joining Mattel, Weger has worked at Turner Broadcasting in New York, where she led franchise management, visual branding and licensing for Turner Kids for over 14 years. Prior to Turner, Weger led the licensing business of […]

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FREAKY FRIDAY- Fifty shades of Ramdev: How this billionaire monk conquered the world with Patanjali

June 1, 2018

From a spiritual guru to an ace businessman, Baba Ramdev has surely come a long way. Patanjali, the FMCG venture of Baba Ramdev, is today one of the biggest players in the sector in India. The yoga-guru, which has a massive follower base, said that he has set a target of Rs 20,000 crore to […]

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King Features hires new people to strengthen its core team

May 28, 2018

King Features – the licensor for Popeye and Betty Boop has been on hiring spree to strengthen the firm’s aggressive expansion plans into entertainment and new artist and IP acquisition. This move came ahead of the Licensing Expo 2018, which took place at the Las Vegas from May 22-24. Here’s a list of the new […]

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#LCExcl – Tinkle has evolved both in terms of stories and offerings: ACK Media President Sanjay Dhar

May 24, 2018

“We consider Tinkle as a timeless brand and have made sure that we evolve both in terms of our stories as well as our offerings,” said Sanjay Dhar – President, ACK media on the Nush-Tinkle collaboration. To celebrate and popularize Indian pop-culture, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has sought design inspiration from Suppandi for the spring-summer […]

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Turner appoints Salindong-Du as new country manager for Philippines

May 16, 2018

Turner Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Jia Salindong-Du as Country Manager, Philippines. Salindong-Du is tasked with scaling Turner’s Kids and Entertainment business in the Philippines, which includes developing local content opportunities, creating greater consumer experiences and expanding the brands’ fanbase. She will also support ad-sales, and operate in tandem with the consumer products […]

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TIBLS 2018: Chhota Bheem’s Green Gold Animation CEO to deliver keynote address

May 14, 2018

India’s most loved character Chhota Bheem, which has become a household name, has recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Licensing Corner announced that Rajiv Chilaka, CEO, Green Gold Animation, will lead the opening keynote at The India Brand Licensing Summit 2018. Green Gold presently has presence in 2D animation, 3D animation, move distribution, merchandising and others. […]

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Indian ad sector expected to touch $10.59 bn by 2018 end: Smriti Irani

May 11, 2018

India will have around 969 million internet users by 2021 and Indian media industry looks upon the digital world not only as a challenge but also as an opportunity, said Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani on May 10 while inaugurating the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2018. The three-day […]

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Meet and greet ‘George Foreman’ at Licensing Expo 2018

May 2, 2018

InventHelp partners George Foreman and will be attending Licensing Expo on May 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. He will be appearing in a meet and greet with Expo attendees and exhibitors and touring the show floor to meet other brands, spokespeople, and celebrities. “Licensing Expo hosts many of the […]

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Red Arrow Studios appoints Carlo Dusi as EVP Commercial Strategy, Scripted

May 2, 2018

Red Arrow Studios International, a Red Arrow Studios company, has appointed Carlo Dusi to the newly created position of EVP Commercial Strategy, Scripted. Former Head of Business and Commercial Affairs at Ridley Scott’s production banner Scott Free Films in the UK, Dusi will report to Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International. Henrik Pabst, […]

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#LCExcl – Combining Marvel, Acer fan base have proven to be beneficial: Acer India CMO & Consumer Business Head Chandrahas Panigrahi

April 30, 2018

The much-awaited ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hit the theatres on April 27. Thanos’ journey to reclaim the Infinity Stones is almost upon the customers and cashing in on the hype are companies releasing exclusive Avengers-themed merchandises. Ahead of the film’s release, Acer launched special-edition Marvel Avengers-themed notebooks. In an exclusive interview with Licensing Corner, Mr. Chandrahas Panigrahi, […]

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Disney executive Ynon Kreiz named CEO of Mattel

April 20, 2018

Mattel’s board of directors has appointed Ynon Kreiz as the chief executive officer, effective April 26. Ynon had served as one of the company’s directors since June 2017. Kreiz succeeds Margo Georgiadis, who became Mattel’s CEO in February 2017. Georgiadis will stay on in an advisory role at Mattel through May 10, and is stepping […]

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#LCExcl – Style quotient makes ‘Little Singham’ a different character: Reliance Animation COO Tejonidhi Bhandare

April 19, 2018

(Image Courtesy: Facebook) “The style quotient and the contemporary character appeal supported by the established brand name makes ‘Little Singham’ a different character and a brand in itself,” said Tejonidhi Bhandare, COO, Reliance Animation. Reliance Animation (a Reliance Entertainment company), Discovery Kids and Rohit Shetty Picturez have join hands to launch a new animation series — ‘Little […]

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