Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
Registration is now open for the Licensing University conference program held in conjunction with Licensing Expo and organized by LIMA.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has launched Licensing Prospect Day, a networking event that aims to introduce Italian manufacturing companies to licensing.
Endemol has acquired the international drama production company Artists Studio, which produces “The Fall.”
Mercis has partnered with the animation studio Blue-Zoo to produce a brand-new 52 x 7-minute animated TV series for the Miffy brand.
Executives from DreamWorks, Beanstalk and Valiant Entertainment are among the experts that will be presenting at this year’s Licensing University.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Lisle Licensing has been appointed to represent the now defunct “Flappy Bird” app for licensing.
Amy Reinhard has been named president of worldwide television and home media acquisitions for Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, is expanding across the pond with the opening of CPLG North America.
Bagdasarian Productions is extending its relationship with PGS Entertainment to include licensing representation of the TV series “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks.”
Artists and creatives from around the world will come together June 17-19 to display the next big thing in art-related IP at Licensing Expo 2014.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to represent the new musical animated series “Tchaboom!” for media distribution, licensing and merchandising.
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