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Netflix Snags Senior Producer From Disney+, While Facing Lawsuit for ‘Poaching’ Employees

Netflix has confirmed the hire of Dan Silver, VP of Non-fiction Originals at Disney+, to become its Director of Documentary Feature Films, reporting to Lisa Nishimura, VP of Independent Film and Documentary Features. The move… . . . read more

Who’s News Roundup: New Faces, Promotions in Licensing & Entertainment

Cici Zheng Takes on Senior Role as Reesee Grows Its China Market Children’s entertainment, licensing and media company Reesee Entertainment is bolstering its development division with the appointment of Cici Zheng as a joint partner… . . . read more

Indie Animation Studio ZAG Tags Sarah Boyer For Senior Licensing Role

The award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG opted for deep experience as it expands its retail division, hiring on Sarah Boyer as Vice President, Retail, North America. Julian Zag, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, says the… . . . read more

MDR Brand Management Extends Reach Into Asia with Click! Acquisition

MDR Brand Management has acquired a leading Asia brand management company, CLICK! Licensing Asia Inc., creating the most comprehensive pan-Asian solution for brand owners and their intellectual property assets. The strategic acquisition adds to MDR… . . . read more

Mattel Licenses Itsy Bitsy Knight for Fisher Price Line

Mattel has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with PGS Entertainment a line of Fisher-Price toys based on the upcoming animated pre-school series, Gus – The Itsy Bitsy Knight. Mattel and its Fisher-Price brand will develop… . . . read more

British & Irish Lions Partner with Titleist

Renowned rugby squad the British & Irish Lions have reached a licensing agreement with golf industry giant Titleist, in advance of their upcoming 2021 matchup against the world champion Springboks from South Africa. World-renowned as a… . . . read more

Roblox Releasing New Game With YouTube Child Star Ryan Kaji

The Roblox Studio, makers of the world’s largest ‘user-created’ video games, is launching a new property created by the world’s most popular YouTube star, Ryan Kaji.  Kaji is the young star of Ryan’s World, formerly… . . . read more

Lotería Extends Its Hot Streak With Suavecito Licensing Deal

Virtually no one in Mexico or of Mexican descent doesn’t know Lotería, an iconic Mexican card game that has been on the market for more than a century. This week Lotería has continued to grow… . . . read more

Babar Gets New Duds in Deal With Rowing Blazers

The world’s most popular elephant character, Babar, will now have his own line of apparel and accessories through New York clothing brand and retailer Rowing Blazers. The agreement was made with international kid’s show producer… . . . read more

License Factory Scores Sweet Deal With Crayola

The License Factory has secured a licensing agreement with fellow Pennsylvania company Crayola, for a North America-wide distribution of branded Confetti Popcorn and Cotton Candy. The agreement covers the US, Canada and Mexico. The License… . . . read more


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