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.
Disney joins DreamWorks' adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG, Nick gets ready to open its first-ever flagship store, licensees lineup for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron … these are the stories that shaped the week of April 20.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Antares Licensing to spearhead worldwide licensing efforts for its live-action kids' comedy "Max and Shred."
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Authentic Brands Group has acquired Jones New York and appointed former PVH and LVMH executive Mark Weber to lead the brand's reboot.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
The Caleb Gray Studio has appointed Ideaologie to rep the artist's portfolio for licensing.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
4K Media, a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, has named former Viacom executive Jonitha Keymoore as director of program sales.
Trade show veteran Kathy Ireland has teamed up with ExpoMarketing Group to help other businesspeople showcase their brands at trade events.
Cartoon Network Enterprises' "Ben 10" franchise won the award for Best Licensor of the Year in the entertainment category at the fourth annual Indian Retail and E-Retail Awards.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
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.
MHS Licensing has added two new artists to its portfolio of art brands–Lynn Sanchelli and Carolyn Blaylock.
WDR MediaGroup has added "Gigglebug" to the portfolio of children's content it is presenting at MIPTV this week in Cannes, France.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
Toy company Tomy International has promoted Willie Wilkov to chief marketing officer, a position that has been vacant since mid-2013.
21st Century Fox confirmed Thursday that it is planning to form a TV production joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
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