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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DHX Brands Sign Deal for Teletubbies

Angry Birds Mania Takes Hold as Movie Launch Date Approaches

Jazwares to Launch RWBY at Hot Topic
    Beyblade Bursts Back into Action with INK ALC

SmileyWorld Launches 360 Degree Marketing Plan for Orchestra

Egmont Publishing Launches Hot Wheels Issue of Showcase Magazine

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DHX Brands Sign Deal for Teletubbies

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and DHX Brands signed a global home entertainment distribution deal for all new and classic episodes of Teletubbies in both physical and digital formats.
The new Teletubbies series follows the characters of the original series, with visual enhancements and new, modern story elements. The new Teletubbies premiered on Nick Jr. in the U.S. on May 30, on DHX’s Family Jr. in Canada in January, and on CBeebies in the UK in November 2015.


Angry Birds Mania Takes Hold as Movie Launch Date Approaches

Angry Birds Mania is building as Angry Birds—The Movie, one of the most eagerly awaited animated feature films of the year, begins launching in territories around the world. Maurizio Distefano Licensing has been appointed as licensing agent, with fans and a growing number of licensees counting down to the 16 June release date.

At a recent launch event at UN headquarters in New York, the United Nations announced the appointment of Red of the Angry Birds as an Honorary Green Ambassador. He will be the spokesman for the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet environmental awareness campaign. The campaign, organized in partnership with Sony, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations itself, invites everyone to make Angry Birds happy by taking simple steps to prevent energy waste. The initiatives will then be shared on social media with the dedicated hashtag.

Jazwares to Launch RWBY at Hot Topic

Jazwares LLC is launching merchandise based on Rooster Teeth’s western anime series RWBY at Hot Topic. The licensed products will include apparel, accessories, and more from Bioworld Merchandising Inc. throughout 2016, along with vinyl figures, chibi blind box figures, and a plush with a toy line expansion in 2017 from Jazwares.

Beyblade Bursts Back into Action with INK ALC

INK ALC is set to represent BEYBLADE – the spinning toy that evolved into one of the most successful boys’ properties of the last two decades. 

The BEYBLADE toys and TV show took the world by storm when first released in 1999. The hugely popular animated series produced by d-rights, Inc. focused on a group of characters who form teams and do battle with one another using highly powerful spinning tops called ‘”BEYBLADES”. The BEYBLADE franchise was created by Tomy Company, Ltd. as a modern battling top system inspired by traditional Japanese battling tops called "Bei-Goma”.  The property became a global phenomenon, inspiring seven series, two movies, and three spin-off series.
The latest incarnation – BEYBLADE BURST - offers a fresh take on the original show, with brand new storylines and characters, and a theme of real sports, competition and friendship that will increase accessibility for the brand’s core demographic of boys aged 6-11.

SmileyWorld Launches 360 Degree Marketing Plan for Orchestra

SmileyWorld will launch a 360-degree marketing campaign to accompany its collaboration with Orchestra. SmileyWorld teamed up with Orchestra to create a line of apparel and accessories for kids and babies. The marketing campaign launched to complement these new collections includes in-store activations, online competitions, and social media campaigns. There is also a gift-with-purchase mechanism with Smiley’s new digital sticker pack, PhotoWhack, an augmented reality app from licensee Things 3D, which allows users to download virtual 3D sticker packs to create shareable digital photos.

The Smiley Team also created a microsite,, hosted on that features Orchestra clothing, wallpapers, a brand video, and a do-it-yourself Smileys game.

Egmont Publishing Launches Hot Wheels Issue of Showcase Magazine

Egmont Publishing has announced the latest issue of its new Showcase magazine, featuring Hot Wheels.

Launched in 1968, Hot Wheels is passionate about creating thrilling vehicle experiences through innovative product and content. The global lifestyle brand for boys continues to accelerate with an impactful brand campaign called Make It Epic, brought to life through digital content on the Hot Wheels YouTube channel – featuring record-breaking stunts jump and loops. A range of supporting products range from the cars and tracksets to clothing and bikes.

The Hot Wheels issue of Showcase will come with a free Hot Wheels car and is aimed at boys aged 5-9.

Vans and Nintendo Team Up for Footwear and Apparel

Vans and Nintendo unveiled a collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from Super Mario Bros., Duck HuntDonkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, as well as an assortment inspired by Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Set to release June 3, this collection will be available in adult and children’s sizes.

Dentsu Entertainment USA, DHX Media Strike Global Mega Man Deal

Dentsu Entertainment USA Inc. and DHX Media Ltd. struck a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute, and jointly manage licensing for a new Mega Man animated series based on the video game franchise. Under the terms of the deal, Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX will manage all global rights for the new Mega Man animated series. Distribution and licensing in the U.S. will be handled by DHX in collaboration with Dentsu Entertainment USA. Dentsu Inc., parent company of Dentsu Entertainment USA, will manage distribution and licensing in Asia. DHX will manage distribution and licensing in all other territories. Dentsu Entertainment USA and DHX will both participate in all revenue streams related to this agreement. The series is aimed at kids ages 6 to 9 and is expected to launch next year, coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary.

Cheeky Little Media Appoints Art and Science for Kazoops

Art and Science has been appointed as UK licensing agent for the new children’s property Kazoops.

Kazoops is an animated 78x7’’series for 3 to7 year olds, and follows the adventures of six-year-old Monty and his pet pig, Jimmy Jones. Through Monty’s vivid imagination, the pair question preconceptions such as ‘you have to wear matching socks’ and, in doing so, the characters demonstrate the value of childhood wonder and creative thinking. A unique element of the show is the use of music, with each episode having its own individual 2 minute song.

Art and Science has been appointed to create a UK merchandising programme across multiple sectors with the first partners soon to be announced.

Nelvana Appoints 14 Licensing Agents to Drive Trucktown in Global Markets

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has named 14 new licensing agents for its animated Trucktown series. The new partners will represent the brand for a consumer products program spanning South America, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and more.

Nelvana’s newly-named licensing agents for Trucktown include Agosin Licensing (Chile); AMV Licensing (Peru and Bolivia); Arabian Licensing Company (Middle East); Big Star (Caribbean nations); B-Rights Iberia (Spain and Andorra); LDI (Israel); Empire Multimedia Corporation (South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and India); Exim Argentina (Eximtrading S.A., Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay); Exim Character Licenciamento e Marketing (Brazil); Exim Colombia Licensing (Colombia and Ecuador); Exim Representaciones Mexico (Mexico); France TV Distribution (France); MON Licensing (Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama); and Super RTL (Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland).

Olly the Little White Van Revs Up in Russia

With over 75 million views on YouTube in Russian, Olly will now go nationwide on mainstream TV from the start of June.

Leading Russian broadcasters Karusel and Ani have acquired the rights to the first four seasons of Olly.

Henry Becket, Olly’s Chief Executive, said, “Olly is already proving a derious hit in Russia, and we are laying fantastic foundations for the launch of a range of toys, books and merchandising later in the year.”

Moscow-based Icon Licensing’s Maria Tkachenko confirmed that they are excited about the brand’s prospects, saying, “Two of Russia’s leading toy distributors have ambitious plans for Olly, and a major toy line is in production.”

Becket is confident of announcing the signing of more markets in the coming weeks, as Season Six nears completion.

AC Worldwide Signs with 343 Industries for Halo Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

AC Worldwide has signed a licensing agreement with 343 Industries to design and manufacture Bluetooth speakers featuring characters from the Halo universe. 
Product development will begin immediately and will hit shelves as early as August. The agreement covers the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The ACW Halo speakers have a full 2.1 system audio, including two tweeters along with a down-facing ported subwoofer to deliver ground-shaking bass. They can be hooked up to smartphones, tablets, Microsoft Xbox, and other devices.

Elior Group Introduces “Ville de Paris” Chocolate Squares in Parisian Museums

Elior Group recently added the “Ville de Paris” brand to its product range in its restaurants in Parisian museums and other prestigious sites to offer visitors the chance to savor a delicious “Ville de Paris” chocolate with their tea or coffee, and promote the capital to the Group’s French and international guests.

Elior Group is proud to associate its restaurants in this venture and to contribute towards promoting the French capital. “Ville de Paris” chocolate squares are now offered in the Group restaurants in the Louvre, Quai d’Orsay, Quai Branly (Café Branly) and Grand Palais RMN museums, as well as at the Ciel de Paris on the 56th floor of the Tour Montparnasse, and the Cercle national des armées. In this way, Paris lovers can enjoy a delicious “Ville de Paris” chocolate with their coffee.

Guests to Elior Group restaurants can now savor these tastefully-wrapped chocolates, made by Comptoirs Richard. Based in the Paris region, this company is not only renowned for its savoir-faire and the quality of its products, but is also the symbol of L’art de vivre à la Parisienne (the Parisian lifestyle). With the “Ville de Paris” chocolates, the history of Paris becomes a special moment to be savored at a fine time.

Angry Birds Launch into Global Books Program

Kaiken Publishing Ltd, a Rovio company, has been working with more than 20 publishers in more than 30 languages to expand the Angry Birds universe with physical and digital books, comics, and magazines spanning the globe. 

For the U.S. and Canadian markets, HarperCollins Children’s Books has created a publishing program, including the traditional The Angry Birds Movie: The Junior Novel, which retells the entire story of the movie. 

For British, Australian, and U.S. readers, Centum Books Ltd has released a full line of books that further explore the world of the film. Panini SPA has created a sticker collection program, which will be available worldwide. In addition, Panini is publishing magazines and comics in Europe and Mexico. 

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial S.A.U. in Spain and Hachette Livre in France have published a range of story and activity books. France will also have other publications by Editions Larousse SAS.

Le Lombard in France, IDW Publishing in the U.S., and Shanghai 99 in China, among others, are publishing comics in the new world of the movie. Gramedia Pustaka Utama in Indonesia is publishing six titles including story, activity, and comic books. BPlus Mongolia, is publishing titles in Mongolian. IDW is also publishing The Art of The Angry Birds Movie, an illustrated volume going behind the scenes of the making of the film.

MarVista Entertainment Appoints Tycoon Enterprises as Latin American Agent for Yo-kai Watch

MarVista Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of features and family entertainment programming, has appointed Latin American licensing and merchandising agency Tycoon Enterprises to represent Yo-kai Watch, the most recent television and consumer products sensation from Japan, across the region. Last year, MarVista acquired all Latin American rights to the hit property, which includes the television episodes and all licensing and merchandising rights from LEVEL-5 abby Inc.
Tycoon is developing a strategic and comprehensive licensing and merchandising program based on the franchise, building on the brand’s multi-media, cross-platform identity.  Categories include toy, apparel, accessories, school supplies, electronics, collectibles, novelty and publishing.  The program will begin rolling out this holiday season and continue into early 2017. The series is already set to launch on Disney XD Latin America on June 13.

New Apps and Wussywat the Clumsy Cat Episodes on CBeebies

Baby Cow Animation has launched 26 all new episodes of its pre-school series “Wussywat the Clumsy Cat” on CBeebies. It will be screened twice daily at 9.25am and 1.25pm.
Narrated by broadcaster and comedienne, Liza Tarbuck, Wussywat’s clumsy, slapstick antics have become a firm favourite with little ones. Metrostar was appointed earlier this year to manage brand licensing for Wussywat.

Sarah Legg, the show's Programme Executive for CBeebies, said: "We're delighted to have more brand new episodes of Wussywat's clumsy learning adventures on the channel to keep our youngest viewers amused and inspired."

Claire Potter, Metrostar’s MD commented, “Wussywat has reached over 50% of his key audiences of kids aged 4-6 and 0-3 since his launch in 2015. It’s great to see new episodes and two daily broadcast slots. This will further boost the licensing platform for Wussywat in the UK.”

King Features Iconic Character The Phantom Inspires Anniversary Product Down Under

The original and first costumed hero, The Phantom, celebrates his 80th Anniversary this year. Shortly after his 1936 debut in the United States, he was introduced to Australia in the Australian Women’s Weekly and was an instant success. Australia still has some of the most dedicated followers of this iconic King Features comic strip as evidenced by the longevity of the Phantom comic books, continuously published for over 65 years. With all the multi-generational fans of “The Ghost Who Walks,” it is no surprise that this event is cause for celebration from Melbourne to Perth.

Many licensees are commemorating the anniversary by incorporating the unique anniversary logo on packaging, while others have developed original 80th anniversary products including Bradford Exchange (commemorative medallion collection), Frew Publications (special edition comic books), Funko (pop vinyl figures), Ikon Collectibles (resin figures), and Perth Bullion (official anniversary 1 oz. proof-quality .999 pure silver limited-edition “Phantasy” collectible coin). Australia Post, who released a Phantom stamp pack earlier this year, will collaborate with Perth Bullion on a unique first day cover stamp and coin presentation set for release in Q3 2016.

SMMEX Buyers Directory Early Booking Offer

The people behind the SMMEX sports licensing exhibition have created a comprehensive database of key industry decision makers at sports clubs, corporate brands, blue chip companies, charities, retailers, schools, universities, sports venues and tourist attractions, with bookings being taken now.

Named the Souvenirs, Memorabilia, Sports Merchandising and Marketing Buyers Directory, it is produced twice yearly, once in September digitally and a printed edition in February and distributed to every visitor to SMMEX International at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Appoints Infiniss to Meet Demands of Growing Korean Fan Base

Tottenham Hotspur’s growing presence in South Korea has led to the Club appointing Infiniss as its new Licensing Agent in the region.

The Club’s South Korean fanbase has seen growth of nearly 30% in the last year and an increased demand for Tottenham Hotspur product as a result.

This was sparked by last summer’s arrival of South Korean international and Asian Footballer of the Year, Heung-Min Son, as well as the Club’s exciting Premier League title challenge during the past season.

Infiniss will now work with the Club to appoint licensees for Tottenham Hotspur-branded goods and accessories.

The partnership is already bringing results with SJ Trend appointed to produce Club-branded apparel with a sales focus on South Korea’s popular TV shopping channel market.
Gary Jacobson, Brand Licensing Manager, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are delighted to welcome Infiniss on board as we strive to cater for the growing demand for Club product in South Korea.The form of the team over the past season, coupled with Son’s arrival, has sparked a huge amount of interest from that part of the world.

Infiniss has a proven track-record in this market, and the early addition of SJ Trend to our growing licensing portfolio in Far East Asia is an encouraging beginning to the partnership.”

Unilever Partners with Joe & Seph’s to Launch the First Official Marmite Popcorn

Unilever UK has partnered with award-winning popcorn brand, Joe & Seph’s to create the UK’s first official Marmite flavoured popcorn, available to retailers and operators from 30th May.
The latest launch from Marmite, the iconic British brand from Unilever UK, is one of the most requested products from fans and will join the UK’s burgeoning Popcorn market, worth £114m in RSV to supermarkets alone. It also coincides with the growing demand for flavoured popcorn, with nearly half of consumers expressing an interest in trying new popcorn flavours.

The new Marmite product will consist of a unique flavour mix; smooth and sweet caramel generously glazed with the iconic spread to create a sweet and savoury combination.
Marmite Popcorn will be available in a transparent 75g pack, complete with a co-branded Marmite and Joe & Seph’s label, in the famous black and yellow Marmite design. It will also be available to buy in a 21g impulse foil pack at food-to-go and food service outlets.

BabyTV Launches Brand Licensing Opportunities in Partnership with TSBA Group

Fox Network Group’s BabyTV are pleased to announce the launch of their BabyTV brand licensing programme in collaboration with TSBA Group. Launched in 2003, BabyTV is the world’s leading ad-free TV channel for baby and toddler content, specializing in safe edutainment series for the 4 & under age group.

Available in over 100 countries worldwide, in 20 languages to more than 70 million viewers, and with an excess of 360 million YouTube views, BabyTV proudly brings you licensing opportunities for their beloved characters.

BabyTV Senior Vice President, Alex Maier, said: “We’ve spent 10+ years building a strong, global brand with a loyal following around the world.  Mothers and Fathers contact my team every day asking where they can buy BabyTV products – I am delighted to bring our audience what they have been asking for.”

Ian Mallalue, CEO of TSBA said: “In my view, BabyTV represents a new opportunity for retailers operating in the baby and toddlers’ segment to explore these fun, trusted and popular shows.  On a more personal level, as the father of 2 young children who are huge fans of the brand, I am excited that we have been able to make this a reality.”

One Entertainment Joins Forces with Leading Game Lotería

Las Vegas-based One Entertainment is announcing a partnership to bring the iconic Lotería card game to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Lotería is a bingo-like game dating back centuries. In 1887, Don Clemente Jacques created his own version of the game in Mexico. Thanks to engaging and iconic designs, it has been a staple of life in Latin America ever since.
One Entertainment has teamed up with Don Clemente, Inc. for this new venture with the goal of developing a comprehensive merchandising program across all product categories, including apparel, stationery, gifts, promotions and publishing.
“Lotería is a fixture in Mexico,” says Alex Altamirano, Managing Partner, One Entertainment. “Mexicans have played the game for generations, and it holds a special place in our culture. We are honored to be bringing this piece of Mexican popular culture to new product categories.”
“We are excited to start working with One Entertainment and to expand the reach of our game to new product categories and consumers,” says Luis Landin, President, Don Clemente Inc.  “Mexico and the United States are strong markets for our card game, and we are confident Lotería will prove to be a valuable asset for licensing and retail partners.”


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Brand Manager
Company: Brandgenuity is an award-winning full-service trademark licensing agency. We develop and implement licensing programs for leading entertainment and corporate brands including Viacom, MGM, Gas Monkey Garage, Church & Dwight, Hawaiian Tropic, Playtex, Banana Boat, among others. We are based in midtown Manhattan and you can learn more about us at
Job Responsibilities: The Brand Manager works with new and existing licensees on developing product lines, gaining client approvals, coordinating retail development plans and developing cross-promotions and cross-marketing activities with the brand and with other licensees.
Specific job responsibilities include managing the product approval process (product, packaging, promotions, PR, advertising) via online systems and coaching licensees in the development of on-brand product and marketing elements, leading regular meetings with licensees to monitor commercialization of new products, developing and circulating action items after key licensee meetings, and coordinating licensee/client trade show participation.
Desired Work Experience: 3+ years in marketing/brand management or product development.
Desired Core Competencies: Strong communication/writing skills, proficient in MS Office, detail orientation, organization skills, excellent follow-up, self-starter, problem solver/facilitator, eager to offer ideas/solutions, knows when to seek others’ input.
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Licensing Director
Company: A leader in fashion accessories for both licensed/private label for adults and children. 
Job Qualifications: Looking for an experienced Licensing Director that can work with all major film studios.  Good communication and organizational skills needed. A team player in a fast-paced environment. Must be Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint proficient.  Mac experience is a plus.
Job Description: Serve as the primary point of contact for day to day business with licensors. Spearhead category strategies, partner relations, and negotiations to maximize brand efficacy and build growth opportunities for licenses.  Play a key role in forecasting.  Solicit new brands, licenses and trends to secure the company’s high ranking in the business.
Provide sales updates and sell through information to the licensors on a monthly/weekly basis.  Mentor and manage coordinators, providing industry and business guidance.
Work Environment: This is a very fast-paced, team-orientated business casual environment. 
Contact: Please send resume to


Executive Seeks New Challenges
I have 8 years experience of working for a large London Publishing house licensing book content to third parties. I am looking for a role which utilises my skills in negotiation and relationship building and can develop my experience within the licensing field. Having licensed book content to a wide variety of customers from national Newspapers to international Publishers I would relish the experience to work in a new industry, licensing new content to new clients.
I realise that a move across from traditional publishing may mean a step down from the managerial role I was in before. I'm enthusiastic to work in a new industry and feel my skills are easily transferable and am happy to look outside licensing roles also.


Sunrights Inc. Seeks a Licensing Coordinator
New York
Sunrights Inc. is an entertainment rights management company operated by one of the top advertising agencies in Japan, Asatsu DK, and the trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. Located in New York City, Sunrights directly manages the development of intellectual property globally outside of Asia.  Properties include B-Daman and Beyblade Burst.
Please submit your resume to
Only candidates chosen for the interview process will be contacted.



Berkshire is looking for a NY-based designer.
Job Description: Design licensed/private label accessories for adults and children; making detailed CAD’s of your designs for factories. Compiling boards of designers to show to buyers. Making revisions if needed. Our categories include: hosiery, cold weather, fashion hats/scarves, rain wear, and hand bags.
Job Qualifications: Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop fluent. Knowledge of knits, trims, embroidery, accessory applications, and basic specking. 
Job Qualifications: Good communication skills need. A team player in a fast-paced environment. Resume and portfolio required.
Company: Berkshire is a powerhouse in the accessories business, being one of the largest accessory manufacturers in the business today. We merchandise, design, manufacture and sell trend right, high quality accessories for a variety of price points. Specializing in both licensed and private label manufacturing, we offer leadership market positioning in both adult and children's accessories.
Work Environment: This is a very fast-paced, team-orientated business casual environment. 
Contact: Please send resume to Jodi Colburn at


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