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ANNOUNCING HAULATHON – AN EXCLUSIVE NECA AND TARGET COLLECTOR’S EVENT!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 643 ANNOUNCING HAULATHON – AN EXCLUSIVE NECA AND TARGET COLLECTOR’S EVENT! Haulathon celebrates the biggest names in pop culture with exclusive merchandise and celebrity panels, including limited signed collectibles from Elvira, Kevin Eastman and more! NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and Target Corporation are proud to announce Haulathon, the first of its kind global collectors event featuring the best in exclusive figures and never before seen collectibles from NECA, Kidrobot, Chia Pet and more. This four-week one-of-a-kind global collaboration between NECA and Target Corporation begins March 18 and…

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Tetris 40th Anniversary Game Licensing Global Licensing Toys & Games 

Tetris Readies Licensing Agent Network Ahead of Brand’s 40th Anniversary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 474 Tetris Readies Licensing Agent Network Ahead of Brand’s 40th Anniversary The Tetris Company, Inc. today announced changes to its worldwide network of merchandise licensing agents for the world-famous Tetris® brand, including new agent signings and renewals. These changes come as the company heads towards the iconic video game brand’s 40th anniversary in 2024. “We’re always looking to bring new partners on board who will help grow the Tetris brand with fresh products and experiences that are innovative, fun and meaningful for our global fan base,” says Megan…

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Big Move Global Licensing People 

  Scott Shillet, will lead Licensing Partnerships For Banijay-Owned Studio

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 962  Scott Shillet, will lead Licensing Partnerships For Banijay-Owned Studio Endemol Shine North America, a division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, has promoted consumer products executive Scott Shillet to Vice President, Licensing, it was announced today by Ben Samek, President & Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine Americas. Shillet, who has been with the company since 2019, will continue to lead all creative licensing partnerships while adding oversight of product development across the company’s non-scripted and scripted series in North America. Shillet, who was previously…

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Collaborations Global Licensing 

POCKET.WATCH & RYAN’S WORLD JOIN NASA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,138 POCKET.WATCH & RYAN’S WORLD JOIN NASA Pocket.watch, the premier kids and family entertainment company, and their franchise partner, Ryan’s World, today announced an in-flight downlink opportunity with NASA aimed at getting the next generation of young learners excited about S.T.E.M. education and space exploration.  Nine-year-old star of Ryan’s World, Ryan Kaji, will interview two astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station – NASA’s Megan McArthur, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) astronaut, Akihiko Hoshide. The conversation will take place live, Thursday, July 22 at 7:25 a.m.…

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Global Licensing Music Music Licensing Top News 

TikTok announces first music distribution partnership with UnitedMasters

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 3,106 Though TikTok’s future in the U.S. & in India remains uncertain, the company announced this morning its first music distribution partnership, with indie music distributor UnitedMasters. The deal will allow artists on TikTok to tap into the platform’s ability to make their music go viral, then distribute their songs directly to other music streaming services, like Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube. TikTok announces first music distribution partnership with UnitedMasters The deal allows indie artists to effectively circumvent traditional record labels by reaching young music fans on…

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IMG-Angry Birds Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Game Licensing Global Licensing 

Angry Birds appoints IMG as global licensing agent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,010 IMG today announced it has been appointed by Rovio Entertainment Corp., the global games-first entertainment company, as the exclusive worldwide consumer products licensing agent for the iconic Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds appoints IMG as global licensing agent The first Angry Birds game launched on mobile devices in 2009, rocketing to viral status and spawning a brand that continues to draw tens of millions of active users to its games and animated content. Over the last decade, the Angry Birds characters have been developed into a multi-platform entertainment…

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Licensing Industry showing itself to be resilient & optimistic in Covid19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,131 What a time to be starting a new column! The stuff of nightmares has arrived to bring almost all business to a grinding halt. I have to say, though, three months into the UK ‘lockdown’ – with similar restrictions in most countries – Licensing Industry showing itself to be resilient & optimistic in Covid19. The pattern everywhere seems to be similar: manufacturers supplying food and drink to the grocery business, largely supermarkets (but some smaller food stores have stayed open, too) have managed to maintain sales of…

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Global Licensing 

Hamsta World and Licent form strategic partnership to conquer China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,119 Da Hamstas are going to China. Hamsta World of Happy Ink is thrilled to join forces with LICENT in China, led by the acclaimed Mrs. Toni Qiu and co-founder Nikolaj Moesgaard. Saskia Keiser, Hamsta Creator and CEO of Happy Ink: “It’s been our dream to get Hamsta World to China. With LICENT we found just the right partner for our precious pets. They understand our brand DNA and our vision. We will work closely together to build a solid foundation and bright future for Hamsta World in…

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Collaborations Global Licensing 

SLR Productions and Giggle Garage announce collaborative partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,199 Australia’s SLR Productions and Malaysia’s Giggle Garage announced a collaborative partnership which commences with SLR Productions’ recently announced new original CGI animated series, SPACE NOVA. SLR Productions’ Executive Producer Suzanne Ryan together with Giggle Garage’s Executive Producers, Juhaidah Joemin and Zeno Gabing anticipate a range of creative and financial cooperative opportunities between their studios. “SLR Productions is honoured to work with Giggle Garage’s Juhaidah Joemin and Zeno Gabing.  SPACE NOVA is guaranteed to be a fun and thrilling space adventure and is providing a great framework for…

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Fashion Licensing Global Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

Poetic Brands and ASOS announce new Teletubbies t-shirts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,024 Licensed clothing specialist Poetic Brands has announced the arrival at ASOS, the global fashion destination for 20- somethings, of a new range of t-shirts for young adults inspired by the characters from the classic British preschool series Teletubbies. The range uses images of the much-loved Teletubbies line-up, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, along with their friend the Noo-noo, both individually and as a group, along with the famous Teletubbies logo. The Teletubbies range is aimed at young adult men and women and is now available at…

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