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Sony Pictures Consumer Products Appoints Jazwares as Master Toy Partner, Adds Publishing Partners for Hotel Transylvania

LIMA Seeks Nominations for 2018 Licensing Hall of Fame

9 Story Distribution International, Magic Mall Entertainment Partner for Luo Bao Bei Animated Series
    Torrid and Hot Topic Launch New Outlander Fashion Collection

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group Launch Lego Worlds For Nintendo Switch

Planeta Junior, Zag, Ferrero Sign Worldwide Partnership for Miraculous Ladybug

Sony Pictures Consumer Products Appoints Jazwares as Master Toy Partner, Adds Publishing Partners for Hotel Transylvania

Sony Pictures Consumer Products named Jazwares as master toy partner for Hotel Transylvania. Additionally, Simon & Schuster Children's Group, Papercutz Comics, and Bendon Publishing will create books inspired by the film franchise and new TV series. Both categories will anchor the global licensing program, which will have cross-category representation.

Jazwares’ toy line will be based on new and classic characters from the franchise and will hit shelves next summer leading up to the release of Hotel Transylvania 3. A range of books from Simon & Schuster Children's Group, Papercutz Comics, and Bendon Publishing will be available in different formats and begin to debut this fall.

Additionally, a new computer-animated short, Puppy, features characters from Hotel Transylvania and debuted in theaters worldwide this summer before The Emoji Movie. Hotel Transylvania 3 will debut next July, and will mark the first time the characters venture outside of the hotel after Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship.

The TV series premiered on Disney Channel this summer and follows Mavis’ teenage years. The series is produced by Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation, and new episodes air Sundays on Disney Channel. 

LIMA Seeks Nominations for 2018 Licensing Hall of Fame  

The international Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is accepting recommendations for the Licensing Hall of Fame. Each year LIMA honors creators, marketers, manufacturers, and anyone who makes outstanding contributions to the global licensing community. This award represents the highest level of licensing excellence, and individuals considered for the award must follow the criteria guidelines listed here.  
 
To be considered for induction into the 2018 Hall of Fame, online recommendations–including a detailed and formal description of the candidate’s contribution and adherence to the criteria—must be received by November 10.
 
The LIMA Board of Directors reviews all recommendations before making final selections.

9 Story Distribution International, Magic Mall Entertainment Partner for Luo Bao Bei Animated Series

9 Story Distribution International, the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, and Magic Mall Entertainment (China) partnered for the animated children’s series Luo Bao Bei. Created and produced by Magic Mall with Cloth Cat Animation in Wales commissioned for production, 9 Story Distribution International has acquired global distribution and merchandising rights, excluding China.
 
Luo Bao Bei is currently in production and is expected to premiere in China during the fourth quarter of this year. The series targets kids ages 4 to 7, and 9 Story Distribution International will launch the series at MIPJunior next month.
 
The series follows Luo Bao Bei, a bright and spirited 7-year-old girl with a vivid imagination, on a quest to understand the world around her. With her friends, family, and some endearing animal companions by her side, she navigates childhood with enthusiasm and curiosity, finding adventures along the way.

Torrid and Hot Topic Launch New Outlander Fashion Collection

Outlander fans have more than the third season of the epic Starz series to look forward to this September. Following the success of the first collection, a new Outlander fashion collection will be available at Torrid, the fastest-growing plus size fashion brand in America, and Hot Topic, the leading retail destination for music and all things pop-culture. The 17-piece limited edition collection from Torrid, which includes apparel and jewelry, will be available online September 12, with a pre-sale starting this week at Torrid.com. Hot Topic’s 9-piece Outlander fashion collection will be available in select stores and online at Hottopic.com starting September 12.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group Launch Lego Worlds for Nintendo Switch

LEGO Worlds—a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together—is now available for Nintendo Switch. The physical version includes two bonus packs of premium DLC: the Classic Space and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version includes the base game with the DLC available for sale separately on the eShop. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms.
 
In LEGO Worlds for Nintendo Switch, players embark on creative adventures and uncover hidden treasures. Environments and creations are brought to life as players build bricks, place down prebuilt LEGO structures, or use powerful tools that let them paint and shape the landscape.
 
LEGO Worlds for Nintendo Switch also offers players the Brick Build Showcase, featuring a rotating selection of brick built models including new characters, creatures, vehicles, props, and items from LEGO play sets, as well as access to regular free content updates.
 
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds is also available for PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM.

Planeta Junior, Zag, Ferrero Sign Worldwide Partnership for Miraculous Ladybug

Planeta Junior, Zag, and Ferrero signed a worldwide partnership for the Miraculous Ladybug brand. The partnership will cover several countries in Europe and Latin American, and it will include Ferrero and Kinder products for kids.
 
The Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir animated TV series airs in 120 markets with top TV ratings in several markets. The second season will launch later this year.

Beyblade Burst Animated Series Premieres in Germany

Sunrights Inc.’s animated series Beyblade Burst premiered on Nickelodeon in Germany last month, where it airs on Saturday mornings. Additionally, licensed Beyblade Burst products have also been introduced at retail. The licensing program in German-speaking territories is handled by German brand management and media company m4e AG, in cooperation with Studio 100 Media.  
 
The Beyblade Burst product line from Hasbro lets kids scan their Beyblade Burst tops in the Beyblade Burst app, allowing them to customize their collection and battle with others using WiFi.  

DHX Media Appoints Industry Veteran Jerry Diaz as New VP Distribution

DHX Media Ltd. has pleased to announced the appointment of Jerry Diaz as VP Distribution. In this role, Diaz will have direct responsibility for managing the global sales and distribution business at DHX Media, and will report to Josh Scherba, EVP, Content and Distribution, who holds overall responsibility for creating and selling winning kids’ and family content for the company.
 
 Bringing more than three decades of experience, Jerry Diaz is a veteran of the global content distribution business. He joins DHX Media after more than seven years leading global sales and distribution at Corus Entertainment’s animation arm, Nelvana Enterprises, where as VP of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, he also sold directly into Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Spain, Portugal and South America.

He-Man and Skeletor Return to Pay Homage to Dirty Dancing for MoneySupermarket.com

Masters of the Universe characters He-Man and Skeletor are set to follow up their Moneysupermarket.com campaign in the UK with a 2-minute advert premiering during X Factor this Sunday evening.
He-Man and Skeletor will recreate one of the most iconic and beloved dance scenes in cinematic history, using choreography from Dirty Dancing to the instantly recognisable hit song (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. The new deal, signed by licensing agent Born Licensing, Masters of the Universe Licensor Mattel and Dirty Dancing® Licensor Lionsgate is a follow up to the Fame campaign that launched in March this year.

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JOB POSTING

Public Relations Account Executive - From Toys to Tech
 
LKPR, Inc. has an immediate opening for a public relations Account Executive.  

If you’re an experienced publicist with a proven track record of success looking to work in a fun, fast-paced, entrepreneurial agency environment, we’d love to hear from you.    

LKPR offers the unique opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience across a wide variety of consumer lifestyle sectors, from children’s products, to smart kitchen/home products, to fitness/wellness products, to consumer electronics/technology and more.    

Strong PR generalists are welcome.  Consumer lifestyle experience in the family/parenting, food/home or consumer electronics/technology spaces is a bonus.  

Responsibilities:

  • Live for the placement – whether it’s in ink, on-air, online or an influential Tweet, if it moves the needle for a client, it gets your heart pumping!
  • Be a consumer of all things media and tell your client’s story in an impactful way across mediums, from print and broadcast, to blogs and podcasts
  • Stay up-to-date on client industry news and trends—make your clients famous, in a good way! 
  • Identify appropriate media targets and develop compelling/timely story angles that inspire placements 
  • Be an ambassador for your clients at all times, and protect their brands as if they’re your own
  • Develop client materials people actually want to read, from pitches and press releases to catalog copy 
  • Demonstrate understanding of social media platforms, to reach journalists and consumers; if you can post, Tweet or tell an Insta story and have experience developing engaging brand social content, even better! 
  • Be flexible, creative and resourceful in making good things happen for clients—if there's a way, you'll find it!
  • Be a master juggler! Manage multiple projects, prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Work closely with account supervisors to create client media strategies and plans, and recalculate as needed    
  • Collaborate with talented, creative teams across marketing disciplines—think omni-channel! 


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience, preferably in a New York City agency environment, with at least two solid years of media relations experience  
  • Bragworthy portfolio of client-focused media placements 
  • Self-starter who comes up with creative solutions to meet client goals
  • Impressive verbal/written communication skills


Preferred Skills:
Cision (or comparable media list building tools)
TV Eyes Competitive salary & benefits packages offered.  

To apply, please contact Linda Krebs at LK@LKPRinc.com    

LKPR, Inc. is a service-oriented, results-driven, full-service integrated marketing firm based in New York City that offers clients best-in-class public relations, social media, digital marketing and design services. The firm was founded in 2012 by Linda Krebs, named “Publicist of the Year” that same year by leading PR industry publication Bulldog Reporter.

JOB POSTING

Spotlight Licensing Seeks Licensing Sales Manager
New York
 
Spotlight Licensing and Brand Management, Inc., a boutique licensing agency in midtown Manhattan (NYC), seeks an experienced sales professional who can identify, research, develop, and close sales leads for its Entertainment, Art/Design, Fashion, Digital, Corporate, Character, and other client properties. Candidate should be a self-starter with established licensing industry contacts and the ability to prepare effective sales pitches/materials, status reports, etc. This is a fast-paced, creative environment requiring the ability to work effectively independently and also as part of a team. Ideal candidate will have 1-3 years licensing sales experience. This is a full-time position with some travel required. Salary negotiable.  
 
Interested applicants should email resume with cover letter to jodi@spotlightlicensing.com
 

JOB POSTING

Job Description: Creative Artworker/Designer

Bright is a leading illustration agency, providing creative content for clients across Licensing and Publishing. In this role it is important to understand the needs of each agent and their creative division, supporting the London & New York offices and working with the part time US designer to coordinate design consistency and efficiency. Bright’s systems are currently under development, so there is scope to be a part of establishing brand design and guidelines for the new website and beyond. This is an opportunity to be part of a resourceful and forward thinking team, working across print and online to take ownership of and developing existing processes and instigating new design projects.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Plotting monthly activity and prioritising brief requests, managing deadlines, copy and image requirements
  • Carrying out fast-paced design briefs for both online and print marketing across our different creative departments
  • Developing ownership over all design related processes
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues for clear briefs and prompt delivery of artwork needs.
  • Designing and updating the main Agency, Licensing and Emporium homepage sliders; publications dates, workshop events, new artists, publication and trade show banner ads
  • Maintaining key collateral such as the artist and clients’ handbooks for digital pdf and print formats
  • Designing adverts and images for editorial and advertising features in industry publications
  • Designing and coordinating visuals for presentations for meetings, launches and other presentations that agents or marketing require
  • Coordinating design for trade shows including designing portfolio sheets for all agents and preparing and ordering design or branded collateral needed for trade shows
  • Establishing a strong relationship with printers and the knowledge of different types of processes and papers. Maintain existing relationships and develop new where needed.
 
Skills required:
 
  • Mac literate essential
  • Tech savvy, with an interest in the latest technology developments
  • Strong knowledge of design programs in the Adobe design suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc).
  • Applying a marketing understanding with the AIDA system with high quality performance and constantly developing design skills.
  • Demonstrate creativity, originality and flexibility, with good resilience during periods of high pressure
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and find practical solutions
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong artistic sense with the ability to work to briefs and close attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task on many projects at one time with strong initiative
  • Confidence in presenting and explaining ideas
 
Bonus additional skill:
 
  • Experience or interest in UX and web design

JOB POSTING

Crayola Is Seeking an Experienced Manager, Outbound Licensing. Located at Crayola Corporate HQ, Easton, PA

The ideal candidate will possess experience within either Toy AND/OR Publishing licensing experience.
 
GENERAL SUMMARY: Creates strategic direction for active licensee base and negotiates new partnerships within assigned categories to achieve growth objectives.   Directs tactical execution of licensed product lines from concept/line plan through commercialization.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage existing licensees in assigned categories: 
    • Evaluate licensee’s quarterly marketing, retail and financial forecasts to ensure licensees on are track to meet established contractual obligations, royalty payments and forecast goals.
    • Organize and run licensee orientations, business reviews, semiannual/quarterly line reviews, and brain storm sessions.
    • Address specific licensee performance issues
    • Negotiate renewals on a timely basis
    • Provides input for annual departmental budget and plan
  • Ensure licensees develop seasonal lines in time for internal seasonal review and develop documents and presentations to communicate licensee’s initiatives to internal Crayola departments
    • Set trend direction and make recommendations for new product entry
    • Direct category research and product concept testing as needed with the consumer insights team
    • Work with creative and product development on design and creative direction for licensed product and packaging
    • Responsible for managing licensee press releases, cross marketing and promotions
    • Ensure adherence to internal approval process (i.e. safety, quality, financial, legal, content, creative, consumer activation, consumer affairs etc.) and assist in resolving issues.
  • Negotiate new licensed strategic partnerships for assigned segments in conjunction with established category strategies
    • Research, secure and develop new licensees building upon the success of existing segments in order to achieve predictable, profitable and sustainable growth
    • Negotiate deal terms including: grant of rights, royalty rates, guarantees, projections and business plans
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 7 years’ experience in licensing or consumer marketing work for a CPG company.
  • Bachelors’ degree preferred

 
To review the full job description and to apply: www.crayola.com/careers
Click on search all jobs and look for Req ID 406BR

JOB POSTING

Senior Creative Designer
Location: North East (Gateshead) 
Salary: Competitive


We are looking for an talented Senior Creative Designer to join our team here at Blue Kangaroo in the UK... You must be a creative thinker and understand everything about Character Licensing and Brands. Work independently but also as part of a team. You will work on the biggest and best known brands in the Licensing world, everything from packaging refreshes to creative pitch decks to inspire creative thinking. An outstanding knowledge of all Adobe programs goes without saying and the ability to take work from concept to final artwork is essential.

If you think you have what it takes to make a difference within our talented and dedicated team then please contact us. t: +44 (0)191 490 9449.
 

JOB POSTING

Licensing Executive

MGL (www.mgllicensing.com) is one of the world's leading Art Licensing companies based in South West London (SW14) and is now seeking a dynamic licensing executive to join their team.

The primary responsibilities of the role are to deal and manage existing clients, as well as identify, develop and negotiate with new licensees. Categories include stationery, cards, gift and table top.

The role will also include visiting and exhibiting at trade shows both nationally and internationally.

Some experience in licensing or image libraries is essential.
For more information on the job role, please send CV and cover letter stating your present salary to studio@mglart.com

JOB POSTING

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 Blicensed@gmail.com

JOB POSTING

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.

caroline_crofts@hotmail.com
 

JOB POSTING

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 recruit@sunrights-inc.com.
Only candidates chosen for the interview process will be contacted.

 

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