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.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Bulls Licensing and Moomin Characters are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Moomin publishing brand this week at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
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.
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.
Zodiak Rights has appointed Gary Woolf to the newly created position of head of digital, business development and insight.
Mattel has promoted company veteran Tim Kilpin to executive vice president, international.
Pan American World Airways has tapped Itochu Fashion System as the master licensee for the Pan Am brand in Japan.
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions has appointed its subsidiary, Viz Media, to handle the merchandising of the anime brand Doraemon in the Americas.
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