Entertainment

Royal Mail celebrates five decades of the iconic rock group Queen with new stamp collection

The Royal Mail is issuing a set of 13 special stamps to celebrate one of the UK’s most influential rock groups, Queen, the iconic rock group who has managed to sell more 300 million records across five decades. Eight of the new stamps will feature images of some of the …

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Acamar Films grows live events for Bing with new Trend Media partnership for the Netherlands

Acamar Films has teamed up with leading Dutch theatre production company Trend Media to bring its hit pre-school series Bing to life on stage across the Netherlands and Belgium for the first time. The partnership is the latest move in Acamar’s ongoing plans to expand its international live events footprint. …

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Scholastic Entertainment to co-produce and develop Animorphs feature film with PictureStart

The popular ’90s book series, Animorphs has landed its first live-action motion picture deal, thanks to a new partnership between Scholastic Entertainment and PictureStart that will bring the 54 book series to a new generation of fans. Written by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, the Animorphs book series has sold …

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IMG to develop licensing portfolio for Jim Beam brands as the iconic bourbon celebrates 225 years

IMG has signed with Beam Suntory to help extend the James B. Beam Distilling Company’s portfolio of brands through a raft of new strategic licensing partnerships. The company is widely known for its Jim Beam Bourbon, a global brand of bourbon that is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. The …

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Aardman promotes Rob Goodchild and Alison Taylor to new director roles

The independent animation studio, Aardman, has promoted Alison Taylor and Rob Goodchild to the positions of director of distribution and business development and commercial director, respectively. These newly created roles in the sales and marketing arm of the business form part of a departmental restructuring to consolidate all the studio’s …

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Rocket Licensing named UK and Ireland agent for ’80s icon Bob Ross

Rocket Licensing has been appointed as the UK and Ireland’s licensing agent for the ’80s TV sensation Bob Ross, on behalf of the US agent, Firefly Brand Management LLC. The TV painter and personality Bob Ross was the face of popular The Joy of Painting TV show, which originally ran …

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Kennedy Publishing partners with The Social Store to launch Hearts By Tiana themed issue of Totally

Kennedy Publishing is celebrating a successful partnership with The Social Store that will see the children’s magazine publisher launch a one-shot issue of its hit Totally magazine featuring the ten-year-old YouTube sensation, Tiana Wilson, face of the Hearts By Tiana brand. The 36 page magazine will be based on Tiana’s …

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Licensing Link Europe scores Phat Kandi for the UK and Eire

Licensing Link Europe is continuing to build its portfolio, this time with the addition of the popular, bittersweet character brand, Phat Kandi, an IP that is inspired by ‘rule breakers and misfits.’ The partnership will see Licensing Link Europe manage the brand’s licensing opportunities across the UK and Eire. The …

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Asmodee’s Aconyte Books strikes UK distribution deal with Simon & Schuster

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the global games company, Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster for the UK book trade. Under the new deal, the publishing house will handle sales and distribution when the Aconyte portfolio launches in the UK this October. A …

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British cycling brand Le Col launches new collection with Eurosport amid growth in UK engagement

The premium British cycling brand, Le Col has partnered with the European home of cycling, Eurosport to launch a new Le Col x Eurosport collection that draws on the colours, sights and sounds of the pr-peloton and buzz of a race day atmosphere. Consisting of a jersey, gilet and bib …

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