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Zynga and Lucasfilm announce Star Wars: Hunters for Nintendo Switch and mobile

The mobile gaming goliath, Zynga is making its first move into the console arena, having been unveiled as the newest partner for Lucasfilm’s renewed, post-EA push into the video games space. In a virtual event hosted by Nintendo this week, details of a new Star Wars console game for the …

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Golden Goose bolsters ranks with Val Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster

Golden Goose has welcomed a trio of experienced licensing professionals to the team as Valerie Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster take up roles to help the licensing agency develop programmes for its growing client list. Both Fry and Foster will drive the licensing programmes surrounding Shepperton Design Studio’s Original …

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Sustainability in Licensing Conference confirms its return for 2021

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference has confirmed its return for 2021 with plans to take place at The British Library in London while dual-cast digitally across the SILC21 digital platform. Breaking new ground in the licensing industry when it launched last year, the 2021 edition of the conference is scheduled …

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Ginger Fox to roll-out new TV licensed family games including BBC’s Top Gear and Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Gifting and gaming specialist, Ginger Fox, has underscored its intentions to explore and roll-out more new TV-licensed games having seen success with a portfolio that already boasts the likes of Taskmaster and House of Cards. The games specialist – currently showcasing its 2021 portfolio across Spring Fair @ Home – …

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Sanrio and Marks & Spencer launch extensive Mr Men & Little Miss clothing, accessories and bedding range

Sanrio has launched a new collaborative collection of clothing, accessories, and bedding with Marks & Spencer for its iconic Mr Men and Little Miss brand with a range featuring an ensemble cast of Roger Hargreave’s best-loved characters. The launch arrives as part of the ongoing celebrations of Mr Men and …

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ZAG appoints new VP of licensing for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and Russia

The independent animation studio, ZAG is continuing to bolster its senior executive team with the appointment of the seasoned licensing executive, Helena Perheentupa to the newly created role of VP, licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia. Perheentupa joins ZAG from Mattel in Frankfurt, Germany, where she rose through the ranks over …

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Industry veteran Bill Burke joins Licensing International as SVP marketing strategy and comms

The global licensing veteran Bill Burke has joined Licensing International as SVP marketing strategy and communications. Burke moves over to the premier trade association for the global brand licensing industry having previously held the position of senior vice president marketing for CBS Consumer Products, a role in which he led …

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Kelvyn Gardner | Global licensing community pays tribute to industry’s ‘brightest star and biggest heart’

Tributes have been paid en masse from across the industry to ‘one of licensing’s brightest stars and biggest hearts’, Kelvyn Gardner, who very sadly died unexpectedly yesterday morning (January 26). As the tragic news broke throughout the evening, members from across the global licensing community were moved to share condolences …

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Bullseye donates ‘significant’ Pembrokeshire Murders fee to UK charity Victim Support

The British game show brand, Bullseye, has made a donation to a charity supporting victims of crime in England and Wales after footage from the show featuring the convicted serial killer, John Cooper, was used in the production of the ITV series, Pembrokeshire Murders. As a part of its deal …

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Viewpoint | WildBrain CPLG’s John Taylor explores the global shift and trends for 2021

Major changes are taking place across both the licensing and retail landscapes, and it’s not all driven by the pandemic. Yes, the arrival of the coronavirus on a global scale has influenced some sweeping evolutionary moves for businesses the world over, but it has only acted as a facilitator of …

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