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ITV Studios lines up magazine activity for ‘PINY, Institute Of New York’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment, UK Licensing Agent for the animated kid’s series PINY, co-produced by Ánima Kitchent and Famosa Animation, is lining up magazine publishing activity to kick off in May 2018. A deal with Mixit magazine, from DJ Murphy, will see six exciting features across the next 12 months starting May 2018 from branded puzzles and activities to exclusive cover mounts and collectible posters. Specifically targeting the PINY audience of girls aged between 4-9, Mixit is a new multi-character magazine that’s toy and digital-led, and the perfect partner for…

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Titan to adapt ‘The Beatles and Yellow Submarine’ into graphic novel

Caroline Mickler Ltd, has announced that comics publisher Titan will be adapting the classic film ‘The Beatles Yellow Submarine’ into a graphic novel. Mickler manages the UK licensing programme for both ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ (together with Apple Corps) The global deal was brokered by Bravado International in the US. The new book will hit the store shelves in August 2018. “The global launch of the first-ever Yellow Submarine graphic novel is a major cause for celebration in its own right, but, thanks to the stunning artwork and brilliant…

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Dark Horse to publish ‘Terminator: Sector War’ comics

Creative Licensing and Dark Horse Comics have partnered for a new comic book series, reports Global Licensing. The series is based on the Terminator film franchise and titled “Terminator: Sector War.” The new comics will focus on a second Terminator who has been sent to 1984 New York City to take out Lucy Castro, a rookie NYPD officer assigned to one of the worst sections in the city. When Castro faces off against the Terminator, she will have to rely on unlikely allies to survive until dawn. The new series…

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Bloomsbury announces global publishing programme with Technicolor for ‘The Deep’

Bloomsbury announced a publishing partnership with Technicolor to create a series of books based on the hugely popular animated show ‘The Deep’ on March 21. In a deal brokered by licensing agent CPLG, a DHX Media company, Bloomsbury will produce a range of books for the animated show, including young fiction, official handbooks and activity-based books. The publishing programme will contain new and exciting storylines not seen on the animated series and the first titles will publish in August 2018. Commenting on the partnership, Pam Kunick-Cohen, Head of Brand Management,…

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Awesome options media rights to Gillian Best’s debut novel ‘The Last Wave’

Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome), the creative content company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton has optioned the media rights to debut novel ‘The Last Wave’. Written by award-winning, Bristol-based Gillian Best and published by House of Anansi Press, ‘The Last Wave’ won rave reviews in North America and has become a book club favourite, establishing its author as a bold new voice in literary fiction. Awesome will immediately begin developing the book for television, with Norton and ex BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios executive Fraser Robinson attached as Executive…

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Disney inks three-year bilingual book deal with BuzzPop

Disney Consumer Products has partnered with BuzzPop, and inked a multi-year deal for a slate of bilingual books featuring a multitude of Disney characters. The book series will also aim to appeal to new language learners and bilingual readers. In addition, the books will introduce new concepts including numbers, colors and simple words and new stories. According to the three-year deal, BuzzPop will release bilingual English-Spanish, English-Mandarin and English-French storybooks, board books, leveled readers and more that feature Classic Disney, Disney Princess, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney Pixar characters.…

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DC launches new publishing imprint ‘Black Label’. Check them out here

DC Comics is all set to expand further with its “Black Label” imprint. According to an official statement, the main objective is to provide premier talent the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC’s iconic superhero comic book characters with unique, standalone stories that are outside of the current DC Universe continuity. The creator-led line will feature work by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and the first major DC work by Kelly Sue DeConnick. The initial lineup of books will include new stories starring DC’s Trinity of Batman, Superman and…

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Arty Mouse Publishing moving to Turkey

  Having secured a new partnership with EOLO to deliver a new line of educational toys and books to the region, Arty Mouse Publishing is moving to Turkey. EOLO will deliver a raft of toys and books for pre-schoolers that emphasises the company’s mission to enable kids to learn through play. Arty Mouse is a small character who is ‘big on creativity’ as he and his friends introduce simple creative skills that enable children aged three to six to express what they see in the world around around them. Steve…

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Claudia Schiffer celebrating 30 years of with release of new book

Celebrating 30 years in the fashion industry, style and beauty icon Claudia Schiffer recently added best-seller to her list of accomplishments as her new book, luxury hosiery, footwear and make-up collaborations have proven a resounding success. Brokered by IMG, the showpiece book and three capsule collections were launched by Claudia at an array of international events in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Berlin from September to November 2017. Claudia said, “After 30 years of modelling, fashion, make-up and working with the best in the business, I know quality and…

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Centum Books in a 3-year publishing deal with Marvel

Centum Books has entered into a three-year publishing partnership deal with Marvel. The deal covers the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film. Centum formats will include movie tie in novels, illustrated storybooks, handbooks, activity, sticker and colouring books besides gifting lines for key seasonal events. Additionally, original storybooks will be released as part of the recently announced Treasure Cove Stories range. Geoffrey Reynolds, CEO of Centum Books said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with Marvel. This…

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