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Netflix Snags Landmark Film Deal With Sony Pictures

Agreement Includes A First-Look At Films Sony Pictures Intends For Direct-To-Streaming Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate. This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres. The agreement is particularly notable as many studios, like Warner Bros. and Disney, are focusing on creating their own successful streaming platforms. Sony appears to be traveling in the opposite direction, choosing to work instead with the already well established Netflix service, which currently has 204 million paid members. “Netflix has been a terrific partner as we continue to expand our relationship,” said Keith Le Goy,… . . . read more

WildBrain Lands European Deals For The Boys, Outlander and Cobra Kai

WildBrain CPLG has secured a wave of cross-category licensees in Europe for a trio of Sony Pictures hit TV series; The Boys, Cobra Kai and Outlander. The Boys is a superhero series with a twist, in which the ‘supers’ are more villainous than heroic. Wildbrain has secured licensing deals in the UK for the popular Amazon show with the following parties: Forbidden Planet, for a t-shirt and gifting line; The Hut Group, for apparel and accessories; Fashion UK, for an apparel and accessories range; and Pyramid International for posters and accessories. From Germany, Spreadshirt is on board for print-on-demand apparel, and EMP.com for an apparel range available across Europe. Additionally, Cotton Division is developing apparel for the French market; and in Spain, Stor SL is creating homewares and Grupo Erik has signed… . . . read more

People

Who’s News: November 2019

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Sequential Brands, Hasbro, Fred Rogers, Sony Pictures, Disney, Sunrights, Viacom, and more…


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Entertainment/Character

WB, Sony & Fox Leading Producers of 131 Upcoming Films with Licensing Potential

TLL has updated our regular feature of upcoming films with licensing potential. This time around, we have our eye on 131 releases, which we break down by source, type, studio, and diversity…


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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature highlights 132 upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing. Last updated May 13, 2019…


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Entertainment/Character

Upcoming 2019 Flicks With Licensing Potential Dominated by Comics & Sequels

Of the 189 upcoming films that TLL has identified as having licensing potential, 27% are based on comics while 28% are original works. And 56% are sequels or reboots…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Comic-based, Original Films Lead Films With Licensing Potential

Of the 213 upcoming films that TLL has identified as having licensing potential, 39% are based on comic books while 37% are original works. And 43% are sequels or reboots…


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People

Who’s News—6/19/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: PRH, DC Entertainment, Nickelodeon, Guess, Gaumont, and more…


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People

Who’s News—2/19/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Sanrio, WWE, Warner Bros., LIMA, Sony Pictures, NASCAR, and more…


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People

Who’s News — 1/22/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: LIMA, NRF, Wayfair, Sony Pictures, TDP Textiles, and more…


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