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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature of upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing…


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People

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Lionsgate, Warner Bros., National Geographic, Poeticgem, Paramount, Target, and more…


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Business

M&A & Theme Parks

The latest business moves and theme park announcements to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: VF Corp., Crown Crafts, Factory Rights, Lionsgate, and more…


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Business

M&A & Investments

The latest business moves to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Discovery Communications, Hasbro, WME/IMG, Mattel, Sony Pictures, Spin Master, and more…


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Business

M&A & Partnerships

Business moves, merges, rebrandings, and new partnerships.

Featuring: CLC (now IMG College), The Company and Uncle Milton, Maurizio Distefano and Biplano, Tencent, JCPenney, NFLPA and more…


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Business

M&A & Experiential

Business moves, merges, and new experiential partnerships.

Featuring: Nickelodeon, Spin Master, Warner Bros., eOne, Peanuts, Lionsgate, and more…


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MOVIE LICENSING 2016–2020

Star Wars Demonstrates Power of Franchises for Licensing, Theaters

As this story was being written and The Licensing Letter’s semi-annual chart of movies with licensing potential compiled, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was breaking advance ticket sales records two months ahead of its Dec. 18 opening. It’s testament to the power of what may be the world’s most recognizable franchise, but also to the power of franchises in general, who maintain their dominance in our latest chart of upcoming movies with licensing potential…


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Geek Fashion

Her Universe on TV

Lionsgate will launch the reality series “Her Universe Fashion Show” as the first original content on its Comic-Con International subscription streaming service next year. The show will follow contestants as they design outfits and plan to model them at Comic-Con next year…

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TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Licensing of Entertainment Properties for Virtual Reality Products

Hollywood is getting into virtual reality. VR was all the rage at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where festival goers reportedly waited in line for hours to experience the VR flight simulator “Birdly.” And this was just one of almost a dozen VR displays at Sundance, most of which used the pricey and cutting edge Oculus Rift “head-mounted display” to create their experiences…

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Health & Beauty Aids

BeFit Nutriceuticals

Most of the licensing activity in the fitness category lately has been around tech devices (Fitbit, Case-Mate, Garmin’s Vivofit), fashion designers (Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff), and entertainment properties (The Biggest Loser)…

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