TV Series Licensing 

Evolution USA appoints Lisle Licensing as its sub-agent in the UK and Eire

USA-based Evolution  has appointed Lisle Licensing as its sub-agent of the hit Netflix series Narcos in the UK and Eire. Inspired by the US and Colombian efforts to battle the Medellin and Cali cartels during the 1980s and 1990s, Narcos depicts the blurred lines of good and bad during the cocaine-fueled drug wars of the time. Season one of the series focuses on the rise of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel while the next chronicles Pablo Escobar and the rise of the Cali cartel. Narcos is currently the number…

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Michael Jackson sits atop Forbes’ Top 13 list of highest-earning dead celebrities

Wondering which all dead celebrities are still minting money? The first is Michael Jackson who heads Forbes’ Top 13 list of highest-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year after collecting $75million in a one year period so far. Forbes reported that Jackson’s earnings were boosted by the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson One, a stake in the EMI music publishing catalogue and a new greatest hits album Scream that released in September among other endeavours. Two other singers join Jackson in the list’s top five: Having earned $35million,…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Peanuts Worldwide appoints CPLG as licensing agent

Peanuts Worldwide has appointed CPLG as the licensing agent for the Peanuts brand in France and the UK as of January 1, 2018. The new licensing agent would also represent the IP in the Middle East effective immediately. In all of these regions, CPLG will oversee Peanuts efforts across categories including apparel, toy, food and beverage and publishing. Peanuts Worldwide and CPLG are subsidiaries of DHX Media, which acquired the Peanuts brand from New York-based Iconix Brand Group in May. DHX now owns 80% of the Peanuts business with the family of Charles Schulz,…

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Brand Licensing 

FLYP@MTV Café opens up at Kamala Mills in Mumbai

Funbars Hospitality and Viacom18 consumer products, the consumer products arm of Viacom18 have made all arrangements to extend their line of MTV themed cafes by opening FLYP@MTV Café at Kamala Mills in Mumbai. A unique facet of the cafĂ© is that it is an exclusive place to work during the day which FLYPS into a fun place at night. The food concept will be curated and conceptualised by Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, culinary director at Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. FLYP@MTV CafĂ© debuted globally by opening its doors to consumers in New Delhi last year. Speaking at the…

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Cottonwood Media appoints FranceTV as agent for Find Me In Paris

Cottonwood Media has appointed leading French licensing and brand management agency Francetv Distribution as agent for Find Me In Paris (26 x 26), ramping up a powerful pan-European licensing program for the premium half hour tween drama. Produced largely on location in Paris and at its world famous National Opera, Find Me In Paris was the most screened live-action kids show at MipJunior 2017, ranking 12th overall. In production since July 2017, finishing this December, the ambitious international series is a co-production between Cottonwood Media, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and the…

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Asmodee Digital to reimagine card game Munchkin for digital platform

Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment has announced that the multi-million selling dungeon adventure card game Munchkin will be reimagined for digital platforms under license. The game was created and published by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated. Designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic. Munchkin is the hit card game about dungeon adventure. In this, friends compete to kill monsters and grab hilarious magic items like the Horny Helmet, Boots of Butt-Kicking, Staff of Napalm, and Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. “We are thrilled to partner with Asmodee Digital for the first adaptation…

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Movie Licensing 

Copyrights Group in a tie with Subway for Paddington brand

The Copyrights Group has entered into a new partnership with Subway for the Paddington brand. The new Subway Kids’ Pak campaign launched last week in the UK and Ireland to tie up with the upcoming Paddington 2 which releases on November 10. The Paddington 2 Kids’ Pak features a Low Fat Mini Sub, a choice of Robinsons Fruit Shoot My-5 or water and a BEAR Pure Fruit Yoyos to give children two of their recommended five-a-day. Each Kids’ Pak will come with one of six collectable pencils and toppers featuring…

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Spreadshirt in a deal with ESA to sell branded merchandise online

Spreadshirt has joined hands with the European Space Agency (ESA) to launch the first online store to sell branded merchandise. The online store will spread the word across about the agency by way of the merchandise and play an important role in establishing the Europe-wide ESA brand. As a central point of entry for all space enthusiasts, the shop will offer not just clothing, but also accessories such as mobile phone covers and backpacks. Adults can choose merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, sportswear, bags and accessories from the three product lines…

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Toys & Games 

U.K. toys and games market set to increase 16.2 per cent in next five years: Report

According to a report by U.K. research and consulting firm GlobalData, the U.K. toys and games market is set to increase 16.2 per cent to ÂŁ4.9 billion in the next five years. The agency has also reported that online sales will contribute to 84.1 per cent of the total category growth for 2017-2022. And of the online sales, Amazon is currently on track to overtake Argos as the largest toy retailer in the U.K. by 2020, with 51.4 per cent of toys and games shoppers visiting the site in 2017.…

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Movie Licensing 

Marvel Studios teams up with Lexus for a 2018 LC Inspiration Series car

Marvel Studios has teamed up with Lexus for a 2018 LC Inspiration Series car based on the Black Panther. Dubbed the Black Panther Inspired LC, the new vehicle will feature an exclusive structural blue color, pulsating underbody glow, a side-view mirror design based on a panther’s claw; Black Panther mask inlay on the hood; customized body-widening kit and other additional (mythical) vibranium-infused elements. Vibranium is the mythical ore only found on Black Panther’s home of Wakanda. The Black Panther-inspired LC will not be available for purchase; however, the vehicle will help promote Lexus’ 2018 LC Inspiration…

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