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.
U.S.-based apparel licensee Hybrid Promotions and Canada-based licensee NTD Apparel have teamed for a new strategic alliance in North America.
Scholastic Media is collaborating with Intel to design interactive gaming content using voice and gesture interaction technology.
Former TRU CEO Gerald Storch has been elected as chairman of grocery retailer SuperValu’s board of directors.
In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand in 2015, Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed two new licensing agents.
Loudmouth Golf has hired apparel and retail executive Dennis Green as its new executive vice president and general manager of sales and marketing.
Rocket Licensing has been appointed to represent the U.K. fashion accessory and cosmetics brand Models Own, known for its nail polishes.
Genius Brands International has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the tween girls’ character and publishing brand Pascualina.
Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has appointed Giles Bones as its new international sales and marketing manager.
Warner Bros. Entertainment has named Ana de Castro as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
For a second year, Women In Toys and Walmart are teaming up to hold the Women’s Global Economic Empowerment Initiative at NY Toy Fair.
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