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LIMA Expands with Three New Global Representatives, Announces LIMA International Licensing Awards Winners

May27LIMA(2)The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) recently appointed representatives in Brazil, France, and Russia, and named an industry veteran as the new head of LIMA India.

The representatives for the new LIMA offices include
Marici Ferreira, LIMA/ABRAL (Brazil); Laurent Taieb, LIMA France; Jiggy George, LIMA India; and Marina Semenikhina, LIMA Russia.

Additionally, on Tuesday, winners in 20 categories were announced during LIMA’s annual Awards Ceremony, held during the 2017 Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.  Read the rest of this entry »

LIMA Names 2017 Rising Star Award Winners

LIMAThe International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) named the licensing industry’s Rising Stars Award winners for 2017. The group of 13 licensing professionals will be recognized at LIMA’s 2017 International Licensing Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas during Licensing Expo. Read the rest of this entry »

LIMA Announces Ballot for 2017 International Licensing Awards

May27LIMA(2)The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) finalized the ballot for its 2017 International Licensing Awards. One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies, originate from outside the U.S., attesting to the expanding international reach of the awards program.
This year’s ballot includes 126 nominees from ten countries. The nominees were selected from more than 460 submissions. The awards program spans categories including licensing, retailing, promotion, consumer products, and more. LIMA members may cast their votes online next month. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on May 23, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which is sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Americas.
 
Nominations were solicited from the worldwide licensing industry. The 2017 Awards nominees include:

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Rovio Entertainment and Mikael Hed Honored with Hulda Award for The Angry Birds Movie

angry birdsRovio 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.

Turner Wins Best Case Study for Lamput at FICCI Fames 2017

TurnerTurner was named the Best Case Study in the Animated Frames category for Lamput at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Frames 2017.

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 »

Kaiken Entertainment Awarded London Book Fair Brand Licensing Award

AngryBirds_KaikenEntertainmentKaiken Entertainment was awarded the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Award for Brand Licensing for the global publishing program for the Angry Birds Movie.

“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

Women In Toys Announces Winners at Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala

wit-logo-copyThe 13th annual Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) featured more than 600 industry executives and honored leaders in the toy industry. Read the rest of this entry »

LIMA to Induct Three Industry Veterans into Licensing Hall of Fame

LIMAHallOfFameFor the first time in 25 years, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will name a trio of industry executives to the Licensing Hall of Fame in the same year. This year, the honorees include: Allan Feldman, CEO and Founder of LMCA; Dell Furano, CEO and Founder of Epic Rights; and Cyril Speijer, former CEO of Wavery Productions B.V. and current co-principal of BN Licensing B.V. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction takes place Tuesday, May 23, at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas.

Candidates for the Licensing Hall of Fame must demonstrate continual and outstanding contributions to the licensing industry. Consideration is given to those who have been actively involved in the business of licensing for a minimum of 15 years and whose contributions have ongoing relevance to the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 LIMA Awards Entry Submissions Open Until Next Month

May27LIMA(2)The annual LIMA Awards recognize the industry’s highest level of achievement. To be considered for various categories, participants may use the LIMA Online Entry Form. All entries must be submitted by Feb. 1.

Licensed program categories include: Art/Design, Celebrity/Fashion, Character/Toy Brand, Corporate Brand, Digital, Film/Television/Entertainment—Animated, Film/Television/Entertainment—Live Action, Food and Beverage/Restaurant, Sports, Licensed Promotion (limited to one submission per property), Location-Based or Experiential Initiative, and Retailer. Read the rest of this entry »

Geena Davis, Jill Barad to be Honored at the 13th Annual Wonder Women Awards Gala

wit-logo-copyWomen in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment will honor actor and advocate Geena Davis with the Changemaker Award and Jill Barad with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 WIT Wonder Woman Awards Gala in February.

This year’s theme, WIT Changemakers: Playing it Forward, recognizes and honors female executives who create positive change and pave the way for future leaders. Geena Davis is the co-founder and chair of the Bentonville Film Festival, as well as the founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Jill Barad is the former Chariman and CEO of Mattel.

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