The Licensing Blog

zithromax 250mg,where to buy Valtrex? Buy Synthroid - Levothyroxine,buy Clomid

Rovio Entertainment Appoints Evolution as Licensing Agent in the U.S., Names New SVP

bird

Rovio Entertainment appointed Evolution as its licensing agent in the U.S., focusing on consumer products and retail expansion. Evolution will represent Rovio’s ongoing Angry Birds initiatives for merchandising, promotions, and retail opportunities, while looking to focus on the Hatchlings, the newest addition to the franchise, for next year.

In a separate but related announcement, Simo Hämäläinen was named senior vice president, brand licensing for Rovio Entertainment.

Read the rest of this entry »

Going Counterculture for the Win

by Ted Mininni, president and creative director, Design Force.TedMinnini_Headshot

It’s an American thing to be attracted to individuals who swim against the cultural tide—artists, rebels, challengers of mainstream groupthink, real and virtual heroes who accomplish amazing feats against overwhelming odds. They are all the purveyors of unconventional viewpoints, lifestyles, and philosophies, forming subcultures within society. They also make significant impacts when their ideas and the brands that they champion are adopted by the mainstream. Read the rest of this entry »

Stanley Weston Passes Away

GI_Joe_Logo copyStanley Weston, the inventor of the G.I. Joe toy action figure, died on May 1 in Los Angeles at the age of 84.

Weston was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 1, 1933. He attended Jamaica High School in Queens and New York University before entering the army shortly after the end of the Korean War. Read the rest of this entry »

SYBO to Adapt Animated Series Based on Subway Surfers Mobile Game

SubwaySurfers_LogoSander Schwartz joined SYBO as head of animation and will adapt the Subway Surfers mobile game app into an animated TV series.

Read the rest of this entry »

LIMA Canada to Host Focus Canada Event with Keynote Speaker from Walmart Canada

LIMAThe International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will host an evening of education and networking at Focus Canada on May 2 at Corus Entertainment in Toronto. Organized by LIMA Canada, the event will be centered on Canadian shopping habits, licensed merchandise, and the future of retail. Sam Wankowski, senior vice president operations, Western Canada, Walmart Canada will headline Focus Canada with the keynote address titled “The Evolving Relationship Between Retail and Licensing in Canada.” 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:

Read the rest of this entry »

Viacom Names Jim Gianopulos Chairman, CEO of Paramount Pictures

ParamountPictures_JimGianopulosViacom 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 »

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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Latest Deals

Monthly Archives

BioWorld

9 Story