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Ben Pyne to leave Disney after 25 years

Disney’s longtime head of TV distribution, Ben Pyne has decided to relinquish his post that he held for  25 years. Since 2007, Pyne served as president of Disney Media Distribution. In this period, he’s steered the company’s negotiations with MVPDs and streaming platforms and helped drive the company’s push into VOD amid a period of great transition for programmers and distributors. “Ben’s reputation in our industry is second-to-none,” said Bruce Rosenblum, president of business operations for Disney/ABC TV Group. “What he’s built here at Disney and what he’s been able…

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Accessories Licensing Fashion Licensing Jewellery licensing 

Swarovski to release range of licensed jewellery to coincide with launch of Beauty and the Beast

      In order to coincide with the launch of the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast live action remake, Swarovski will unveil its own range of licensed jewellery. Atelier Swarovski has created a feminine jewellery collection inspired by the film’s themes of inner beauty and female empowerment. The mystical rose at the heart of Beauty and the Beast is the centerpiece of the collection, reimagined using Swarovski’s crystal Pointiage technique across a range of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. “We are thrilled to have worked with Disney on the Beauty…

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Apparel Licensing 

Billabong LAB in new partnership with Andy Warhol Foundation

    Billabong LAB has signed a new partnership deal with the Andy Warhol Foundation for a new line Warhol Surf that would feature apparel based on Warhol’s iconic art pieces. Throwing light on this, Michael Dayton Hermann, The Andy Warhol Foundation’s director of licensing said, “Warhol’s rebellious spirit and attraction to non-conformists led him to Southern California in 1968 where he spent two weeks filming surfers as part of his underground film, San Diego Surf. The Foundation is proud to collaborate with Billabong to celebrate individuals who refuse to be defined by…

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