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.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
Warren Clamen has joined Marquee Brands' board of directors as an independent director and special advisor to the brand management company.
Big Tent Entertainment has hired Tami Thosath as manager of business development.
WWE has promoted Lisa Fox Lee to the newly created role of executive vice president of content.
Cheryl Stoebenau, president of CAS Marketing will be this year's inductee into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association Licensing Hall of Fame.
The newly launched Endemol Shine Group has made of number of additional senior appointments as part of the company’s new structure.
Studio 100 International has promoted Christophe Drevet from consumer products director France to international consumer products director.
Brand licensing and extension agency Beanstalk has promoted Rachel Terrace to the position of senior vice president of brand management.
Allison Lort has joined licensing agency Brandgenuity as director of business development.
Owain Walbyoff, former commercial director of Endemol Games, has been promoted to managing director.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Withit Licensing has appointed Denise Deane as design and development manager for the brands in its art and lifestyle portfolio.
Lawyer Jennifer O'Neill has launched Trademark Transit to provide U.S. federal trademark services.
HIT Entertainment has made three new executive appointments as part of its continued expansion.
Jeremy Robinson has been appointed as the new country manager at toy company Schleich.
Smiley has made two new executive appointments–David Fox as head of design and Salvatore Zingrillo as global brand director of fashion.
Discovery Communications and Hasbro will re-brand the jointly owned The Hub Network as Discovery Family Channel.
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