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.
The joint venture between 21st Century Fox's Shine Group and Apollo Global Management's Endemol and Core Media Group has launched.
Norman Bridwell, the author/illustrator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog children’s books died on Dec. 12 at the age of 86.
The Light Fund, the U.K.'s charitable body for the licensing industry, has named 16 beneficiaries for the more than £90,000 it raised in 2014.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Guru Studio has appointed Small Screen Distribution to manage all TV and home entertainment rights in Asia for its current series.
Saban Brands has appointed former Iconix Brand Group executive David Zolot as senior vice president of corporate development for its new lifestyle unit.
Brand development and licensing agency Carmella Johns Unlimited has appointed Segal Licensing to represent the lifestyle brand Ragnar in Canada.
VIMN has named Larissa Zagustin as senior vice president and general counsel for its brands and businesses in LatAm, Canada and the U.S. Hispanic market.
Rubie’s Canada has named Robert Bauer as director of sales. Bauer will oversee sales for the company’s independent accounts in Canada.
The deals and companies that shaped the licensing business in 2013 and were also among the most widely viewed.
Techno Source, a division of LF Products, and KD Interactive are showcasing their new 7-inch LTE tablet (a.k.a. phone) at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The U.K.’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution has appointed global licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent it worldwide.
Following a 1 percent decline in the U.K. toy sector in 2013, this year will see a turnaround and even moderate growth.
Creata (makers of Happy Meals toys for McDonald’s and manufacturer of Skylanders toys for Activision) has hired Kathryn Klingler as director of licensing and marketing.
Viacom International Media Networks The Americas announced plans to expand its roster of productions targeting Millennials.
Knockout Licensing has appointed four new sub-agents for social media canine celebrity Boo–The World’s Cutest Dog.
The Women in Toys board of trustees has elected Ashley Mady, president and founder of licensing agency Brandberry, as its new president.
Retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012, according to 2013 year-end retail sales data compiled by The NPD Group.
NBCUniversal is continuing to build on the success of its hit animated film Despicable Me 2 at retail.
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