Entertainment

The Point. 1888 named UK licensing agent for The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Point. 1888 has been named the UK licensing agent for The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, a popular book series that has just been commissioned for its first Sky Originals children’s TV series. Written and illustrated by Liz Pichon, the Tom Gates series of books is published by Scholastic …

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The Smiley Co., Alibaba, and Authentic Brands Group revealed as first keynotes for Festival of Licensing

The world’s largest retailer, Alibaba is joining the iconic Smiley brand, and the global brand management company, Authentic Brands Group as the first keynotes to be revealed for this year’s Festival of Licensing Live Stage agenda. A month-long virtual celebration of the global licensing industry running from October 6th to …

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Global soy sauce brand Kikkoman looks to tantalise tastebuds in lifestyle licensing

The popular soy sauce brand, Kikkoman is looking to tantalise tastebuds across the apparel, accessories, kitchenware, and food gifting markets, thanks to a new partnership between the brand’s master global agent Tact Communications and WildBrain CPLG. Under the deal, WildBrain CPLG will build the Kikkoman name as a lifestyle brand. …

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LEGO and Levi’s build new collection that turns fashion line into “a blank canvas for LEGO play”

The worlds of fashion and toys have discovered an innovative way to combine through a new partnership between The LEGO Group and Levi’s and the introduction of the customisable baseplate, that will turn your pair of jeans “into a new blank canvas for LEGO play.” Exclusive to the collection, the …

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Raydar Media teases new partners for pre-school hit Buddi as season two lands on Netflix

Raydar Media, the rights holder and licensing management business for the early pre-school property, Buddi, is poised to reveal a slate of new consumer product partners throughout this year’s Festival of Licensing, as the series prepares to return to Netflix for season two this month. Season two of Buddi sees …

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NFL stars to appear as playable characters in hit mobile game Subway Surfers

Stars of the National Football League are to appear as playable characters in the hit mobile game Subway Surfers in a first of its kind partnership for SYBO Games, the NFL Players Association, and OneTeam Partners. The endless runner mobile game crossed three billion downloads worldwide in August and was …

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Penguin Random House to bring Bluey book series to the US and UK in BBC Studios partnership

Penguin Random House has been appointed the master publishing partner for the popular global pre-school brand, Bluey. Working in partnership with BBC Studios, the publishing house will be launching the first three books in the series to the US market this October, before rolling them out to the UK in …

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Danilo and Pyramid International take home major wins in the 2020 Stationery Awards

Danilo Promotions and Pyramid International have been named among the winners of this year’s Stationery Awards, taking home the top accolades across the Diaries and Calendars and Licensed Stationery categories. Danilo was handed the Best Diaries and Calendars Award for its popular Peppa Pig My First Calendar, a line developed …

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Rolling Stones’ flagship London store RS No. 9 Carnaby has officially opened its doors to the public

Short of actual dancing in the street, there will be celebrations in London’s Soho as today marks the grand opening of the Rolling Stones’ first flagship store, RS No. 9 Carnaby. Following its press event held earlier this week, today, the doors of the shop are flung open to members …

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The gaming community nutrition brand Respawn teams with Mars Wrigley to launch Respawn by 5 chewing gum

The mental performance nutrition brand for the gaming community, Respawn, has partnered with Mars Wrigley’s to expand its consumable line-up with the launch of Respawn by 5, a new gum that has been developed to ‘add a new layer of focus to the gaming experience.’ The sugar-free chewing gum is …

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