UK-based independent producer and distributor Acamar Films expands its team, adding Bethan Garton as Head of Licensing and Emma Read as Brand Manager.
Rick Van Brimmer is elected Chairman of the Board of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association; James Slifer is elected to the post of Vice-Chairman and Pete Yoder is voted to the Executive Committee as the Liaison to the Board of Directors.
MarVista Entertainment launches a new division, MarVista Digital Entertainment, which will license its original and acquired content across digital platforms.
International media group and rights owner Coolabi commences production on its brand new stop-motion animated series, ‘Scream Street,’ based on the popular book series by Tommy Donbavand.
Studio 100 Media signs a licensing pact with ITI Neovision in Poland for its key animation properties ‘Maya the Bee’ and ‘Florrie’s Dragons.’
9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26 episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD in the U.S.
Fremantlemedia Kids & Family Entertainment announces major distribution and licensing deal with German kids network Super RTL for new pre-school property ‘Kate & Mim-Mim.’
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ collects two prizes for Film, Television or Entertainment Licensee in both the Hard and Soft Goods categories; ‘Angry Birds’ from Rovio receives the prize in the new Digital/New Media category.
Felix the Cat finds a home at DreamWorks Animation, where the Iconic cartoon character will become a fashion brand.
Scholastic Media unveils out-of-this-world plans for the highly-anticipated show for preschoolers, which premieres July 12 on Sprout.
Transmedia entertainment company Atlantyca Entertainment licenses the first two seasons of its popular animated series ‘Geronimo Stilton’ to Network 10 and Universal Pictures in Australia and New Zealand.
CGI animated series ‘Extreme Football,’ produced by Tele Images Productions, is sold to a raft of territories ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Spain’s Imira Entertainment signs a deal with UK based broadcast group CSC Media for seasons one and two of ‘Larva,’ along with a special three-minute football-themed episode celebrating the World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Studio Ghibli documentary ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’ at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Cartoon Network acquires the exclusive rights to air the new season of Aardman Animations' 'Shaun the Sheep' across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and the Philippines.
A partnership between Nerd Corps Entertainment, Samka Productions and Gardiner Entertainment, Jetpack Distribution comprises a team of multi-skilled, experienced kids’ TV experts with a global reach.
Paris-based Cyber Group Studios signs a deal with Les Armateurs to represent international sales rights on one of the company’s flagship TV animation productions, ‘The Long, Long Holiday.’
Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Brazilian animated feature ‘Boy and the World,’ directed by Alê Abreu.
Oscar-nominated entertainment company options the rights to adapt ‘Stick Man,’ the much-loved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Spain’s Imira Entertainment secures deal with VOD giant Amazon in North America for tween-skewed ‘Lola & Virginia.’
HIT Entertainment names Amazon as exclusive U.S. home for globally prominent kids franchise across all entertainment content and consumer products.
Ink reveals details of a major Europe-wide toy deal for award-winning Russian animation ‘Masha and the Bear’ – with Simba Dickie coming on board as master toy licensee.
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