Character & Entertainment Collaborations Movie Licensing 

Spielberg teams up with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for The Post

                      Filmmaker  Steven Spielberg will be joining hands with actors Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for The Post, a film that will center on the Washington Posts publication of the 1971 Pentagon Papers. While Spielberg will direct the film, Hanks and Streep will also star in it, it is reported. Hanks would play Bradlee while Streep will be seen as Graham. The Pentagon Papers made headlines prior to the article’s publication when the newspaper’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay…

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Corporate Brand Institutional Licensing 

CAA-GBG reveals its expansion plans of design capabilities of Brand Studio division

In order to further grow both new and existing client businesses globally, the world’s largest licensing agent CAA-GBG has revealed that it is expanding the design capabilities of its Brand Studio division. In order to support the initiative, Brand Studio has added new design teams and studios in London, Seoul and New York. Furthermore, the studio’s team of designers who specialise in creating brands, brand development and experiential retail design, will continue to serve as a creative management source for CAA-GBG’s portfolio of brands as well as focus on adding…

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Entertainment Licensing Event News 

Nickelodeon discloses plans to launch multi-day music festival in the U.S.

  Nickelodeon has disclosed its plans to launch a multi-day music festival for kids and families titled Nickelodeon Slimefest in the U.S. Due to debut next year, the festival will feature a host of performances from top artists, Nickelodeon stars and characters, on-site experience and plenty of the network’s signature green slime. Throwing further light on the same, Cyma Zarghami, president, Nickelodeon Group said, “Nickelodeon Slimefest will combine the best of our brand with all the things we know kids love–pop music, family time and incredibly cool interactive experiences that…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Australian pubcaster in search of next great female creators of TV content

In its support to gender equity and diversity in the Australian film and television industry, Australian pubcaster ABC has launched a programme aimed at finding the next great female creators of TV content for the country’s tween girls with local funding body Screen Australia. Individual applicants, or creative teams, are required to submit a concept for a standalone TV episode that reflects the life of Australian girls encompassing their hopes, dreams and challenges. According to ABC, the content must be appropriate for ABC Me’s eight- to 12-year-old audience and can…

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Accessories Licensing Toy Licensing 

Jakks Pacific renews licensing agreement with two

California-based Jakks Pacific has renewed its licensing agreement with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) in China where the toy manufacturer will continue to hold merchandise rights to several Mouse House entertainment properties. According to Jakks, the renewed licensing agreement will allow it to open new distribution channels and expand online sales as it increases its footprint in China. More than 50 Disney properties are covered by the multi-year deal including Disney Princess and Disney Frozen as well as newer brands like Moana and the rebooted Beauty and the Beast.…

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Character & Entertainment Movie Licensing 

Rising Sun Pictures joins team of Logan

Reprising its role on The Wolverine, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has joined the team of director James Mangold for Logan, the third and final installment in 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s Wolverine saga. Working under the supervision of VFX supervisor Chas Jarrett and co-producer Kurt Williams, RSP contributed some 230 shots to the dark, visceral tale with the work ranging from animating the title character’s trademark claws to producing finely-detailed matte paintings of locations in Mexico, Texas and elsewhere. Logan is a move away film from other X-Men movies in tone and…

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