Mar 29, 2017 0
Mar 28, 2017 0
Viacom Inc. appointed Jim Gianopulos as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Paramount Pictures, effective April 3. Gianopulos will report directly to Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom.
In his role as chairman and CEO of Paramount, Gianopulos will oversee the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, distribution, and all other facets. He will also set a new strategy for Paramount, including developing new content, strengthening Paramount’s slate with co-branded releases from Viacom flagship brands, and expanding the studio’s global footprint. Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 28, 2017 0
Rovio Entertainment and Mikael Hed, executive producer of The Angry Birds Movie, received the Finnish Audiovisual Export Award Hulda. The award is presented annually by Audiovisual Finland and honors excellence in creative industry export.
The Angry Birds Movie is the most internationally successful Finnish film of all time and is also the second highest-grossing movie based on a game. The award was presented by Finland’s minister of economic affairs Mika Lintilä at the annual Finnish film industry event Jussi Gaala, which took place last Friday.
Mar 27, 2017 0
Featuring a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless doctors, the series received praise for its ability to tell multiple stories and inspire laughter. Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 21, 2017 0
“Kaiken Entertainment is thrilled to be acknowledged for our innovation, creativity and hard work. We are honored to be in this company of respected nominees and to receive this formidable recognition,” says Laura Nevanlinna, co-founder, Kaiken Entertainment and CEO, Kaiken Publishing
Mar 21, 2017 0
Sergei Kuharsky was appointed executive vice president, franchise and digital enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America. Kuharsky joined BBC Worldwide North America last April and was most recently senior vice president, strategy and business development. Kuharsky will continue to report to Ann Sarnoff, president, BBC Worldwide North America.
In his new role, Kuharsky will be responsible for growing revenue across the businesses in BBC Worldwide’s Digital Enterprise and Franchise Management portfolio which includes e-commerce, home entertainment (DVD & EST), consumer products, live events, retail, and BBC Learning. He will also build on existing partnerships and forge new ones for key franchises including Top Gear, Doctor Who, and BBC Earth. Read the rest of this entry »
Mar 16, 2017 0
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) planned a range of Licensing University sessions for Licensing Week 2017 that will cover the latest issues and trends and the fundamentals of how the licensing business works. Licensing University takes place from May 22 to 25 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. It is part of Licensing Week and held concurrently with Licensing Expo, which is owned and organized by UBM and sponsored by LIMA. The Expo opens on May 23. Read the rest of this entry »
Feb 22, 2017 0
Feb 7, 2017 0
Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications, named Ricky Li as vice president, global lifestyle and retail. In this role, Li will be responsible for creating a vision for Discovery’s growth in the global lifestyle brands market. He will also oversee key fashion, lifestyle, and softlines strategies across apparel, accessories, footwear, and home categories. He will report to Leigh Anne Brodsky, executive vice president, Discovery Global Enterprises.
Li joins Discovery Communications from Aeropostale, where he spent the past six years leading the company’s global business development and international expansion in Asia, Middle East South America, Europe and North America.
Feb 7, 2017 0
Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer of Fanatics Inc., will deliver the opening keynote address at Licensing Expo 2017, ponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and owned and organized by UBM Americas. The keynote session takes place on Tuesday, May 23 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and marks the start of Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Fanatics has an e-commerce business and operates brick-and-mortar locations for the National Basketball Association (NBA), track-side stores for NASCAR, and in-stadium shops at sports venues all across the country. Read the rest of this entry »