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.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
Iconix Brand Group has acquired the remaining 50 percent of Iconix Latin America from its joint venture partner, New Brands Group.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
Warner Bros. Records has promoted Lori Feldman to executive vice president, brand partnerships and creative synch licensing.
The Walt Disney Company has tapped ABC News president Ben Sherwood to fill Anne Sweeney's shoes at Disney/ABC Television Group.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV has acquired fellow YouTube network Big Frame, a leader in digital talent management.
DC Thomson Consumer Products division has outlined growth plans in the publishing category.
VIZ Media Europe has signed several new broadcast partners and a licensing agent for its boys’ property Tenkai Knights in Benelux.
Creation Films has tapped C3 Entertainment as the distribution partner for its Historical War library of documentary films.
The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence, a think tank for licensors, celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday.
The Joester Loria Group has been appointed to represent the Constellation beer portfolio for licensing in the U.S.
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