Comedian, actor, quiz show and television presenter Alexander Armstrong is to host The Licensing Awards 2015, which will take place on September 15th in The Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Alexander is perhaps best known as one half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and host of the popular BBC game show Pointless. Currently the voice of Danger Mouse in the revival of the 1980’s animated series on CBBC, he also voices the characters of Mr. Wolf and Policeman Stag in Peppa Pig.
Ian Hyder, director of The Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book (which owns and organizes the Awards) commented: “Alexander Armstrong is the perfect host for The Awards, a charming comedian at the top of his game who will be sure to make it a night to remember!”
Tickets for The Licensing Awards 2015 are selling fast. Approaching 1,400 retailers, licensees and licensors will be gathered to honor the best in the industry.
To book tickets contact Clare at Createvents on 01252 781178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County Choppers: American Made will debut its new series on February 20 next year. Firefly Consumer Products Inc. plans to secure licensing partners in as many categories possible, including apparel, accessories, automotive, gaming, and more. The brand aims to target a broad demographic, ensuring a wide range of retail distribution, and will build on its impressively large fan base.
Manchester United has entered into a global partnership with IT services company HCL Technologies. As part of this partnership, HCL and Manchester United will work together on digital initiatives intended to transform the experiences of the club’s 659 million global followers.
HCL will create a state-of-the-art United Xperience Lab to be housed within the iconic Old Trafford stadium, located in Greater Manchester, England. Within the lab, HCL and Manchester United will explore ways in which the club can utilize technology to create a unified fan experience for supporters, and in the process set a new engagement benchmark in the world of sport.
Diane Nelson will add the oversight of Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to her current responsibilities as president, DC Entertainment (DCE), and president and chief content officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). The announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara, the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros.
At DCE, Nelson currently leads efforts to strategically integrate the DC Comics, Vertigo, and Mad brands into Warner Bros. Entertainment and its content and distribution businesses. For WBIE, her responsibilities include overseeing the development of digitally powered console and mobile games for WBIE, including those based on DC characters and other Warner Bros. properties.
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Waze to promote the home entertainment release of Furious 7. The promotion will allow Waze users in seven cities to find Prizing Pit Stops giving away free Furious 7 merchandise.
From now through September 17, Waze will display scheduled messages announcing the release of Furious 7 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD in seven participating markets. On one day in each market, Waze users can also find directions to pop-up venues where street teams will be distributing branded T-shirts, license plate frames, hats, a limited number of free digital codes to download the film on Digital HD, and more.
Each Prizing Pit Stop will operate while supplies last for up to 90 minutes and then move on to two other spots throughout the day. Prizing Pit Stops will take place on September 11 in Portland and Dallas; September 14 in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.; September 15 in New York and Los Angeles; and September 17 in Chicago.
Judy Basis (photograph courtesy of Facebook)
Judy Basis passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015. She battled cancer for more than 30 years.
Basis was a force in the licensing industry. She helped shape the way business takes place when she and her partner Harvey Stern launched The Licensing Book back in 1983. Industry veterans will remember her as someone they could count on for sound advice (both business and personal), and as an essential partner in growing their businesses when the licensing business was still in its infancy.
Donations can be made to:
PAP Corp for Cancer, Valencia Lakes
11600 Valencia Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
In Memory of Judith Basis