From an increased focus on building 360-degree franchises to a host of major executive moves, here's the news that shaped 2015.
Spiffy Pictures has appointed HiHat Media and 9 Story Media to represent its new series “Nature Cat” for U.S. licensing and international distribution.
Nitro Circus has partnered with its co-founder Travis Pastrana, making Pastrana a fully sponsored Nitro Circus athlete and giving the company exclusive branding rights to his headwear and apparel.
Lisa Marks Associates has been appointed as the North American licensing agency for Perfetti van Melle’s Chupa Chups brand.
The Estate of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and French IP Rights company NDA have signed Licensing Works! to represent The Little Prince in North America.
CPLG North America has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Evolution Management + Marketing to represent its key home and lifestyle clients.
Gifts manufacturer and distributor Wow! Stuff has signed with Global Merchandising Services to be the master gift licensee for the Emoji brand.
Victory Hill Exhibitions, a global production and distribution company, has appointed Daniel Pearce and Michael Mattox to open its “The Transformers Experience” and “Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.” in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook brand has signed with Blue Trellis, a licensing and literary company, for licensing representation.
Vidorra Group has signed an agreement with Red Nose Extreme Sports, an extreme sports brand in Brazil, to serve as its exclusive licensing agency for the brand’s North American launch.
Wind Dancer Films, the production company behind “Ready Jet Go,” has appointed Licensing Street as the show’s U.S. agent.
Kid Made Modern has tapped JLKBrand as the exclusive licensing agent for its children’s do-it-yourself brand.
British licensing agency Brands with Influence has signed on to represent two new television brands and finalized a raft of deals for its existing clients.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for feature film project Running Blind.
Iconic New York City social club Max’s Kansas City has appointed the Artist Legacy Group as its global licensing representative.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as worldwide representative for television co-production and distribution of Blabla Kids.
TLC has signed on to represent the modern home design company DwellStudio.
Viz Media has teamed with Viz Media Europe and Anime Consortium Japan to jointly acquire the rights for the anime series "One-Punch Man."
American rocker Sammy Hagar has partnered with Epic Rights and Prominent Brand + Talent to develop a licensing program for his Sammy's Island brand.
Hearst Magazines has extended its licensing relationship with IMG to include representation of its Cosmopolitan magazine in the U.S.
Joyrich has partnered with IMG in a global deal to license the apparel label in new product segments and franchise it to new territories.
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