The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
FremantleMedia has increased its stake in Europe's No. 1 multi-channel network Divimove, making Fremantle the majority shareholder.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
The oldest symphony orchestra in the country, the New York Philharmonic, has appointed Remarkable Brands as its worldwide licensing agent.
U.K. parenting website Netmums unveiled its picks for the top five toys on display at U.K. Toy Fair this week.
Warren Clamen has joined Marquee Brands' board of directors as an independent director and special advisor to the brand management company.
Big Tent Entertainment has hired Tami Thosath as manager of business development.
Retail sales of toys in the U.S. generated $18.08 billion in 2014 compared to $17.46 billion in 2013, an increase of 4 percent, according to the NPD Group.
Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Hoho Rights announced a series of new overseas sales for its preschool property “Cloudbabies,” at NATPE Miami.
Boutique agencies Synergy Licensing and The Brand Liaison have formed a new collaboration.
The Boy Scouts of America has appointed Iris Houston to its supply group retail business development department as a licensing specialist.
Acquisitions, challenges at retail and global expansion all defined the major headlines for the brand licensing sector in 2013, and it will be much of the same this year.
Scholastic Media licensees are showcasing a plethora of new product for the kids’ publisher’s brands this week at the New York Toy Fair.
Rainbow has added a new Nordic licensing agent–Screening Agency, to the global network representing its girls’ brand Winx Club.
Women in Toys honored its 2014 Wonder Women Tuesday with executives from Mattel, Hasbro and Rovio taking home prizes.
Planeta Junior has taken on the animated TV series “Nutri Ventures,” which promotes healthy eating habits, for TV rights, licensing and merchandising.
Studio 100 International has appointed ABC Licensing to represent its flagship brand, Maya the Bee, in Australia and New Zealand.
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