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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Nominations Make Up a Quarter of Nominations for Daytime Emmys

This year’s list of nominees for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are out, and 23 TV shows with current licensing programs have a strong showing—snagging one-forth of nominations overall…


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Business

Mergers & Acquisitions

Keep track of the latest business deals to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Warner Bros., Studio 100, Funko, Nine West, and more…


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Business

Mergers & Acquisitions

Keep track of the latest business moves to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Hot Topic, Hasbro, Alifilo Brands, Rainmaker Entertainment, Bravo Sports Corp., and more…


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Business

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures, now with links to the Licensing Source Book Online.

Featuring: WME/IMG, Viacom, Funko, Sony Pictures, Fred Rogers Co., Estée Lauder, and more…


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On Point

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Warner Bros., Genius Brands, Discovery, Genesco, Playboy, CPLG, Endemol Shine 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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Food & Beverages

Small Bites

News tidbits in the food and beverage sector: Eggland’s Best, Sony Pictures TV, Huy Fong Foods, and Perfetti Van Melle…

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Entertainment/Character

Classic Character Capers

Classic entertainment characters just keep chugging along. Some recent deals involving retro TV and other classic entertainment brands:…

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Movies

Marvel Back in Spidey Web

Sony Pictures will restyle the Spider-Man franchise in partnership with Marvel Studios, returning the web slinger to the Marvel universe. Sony has owned the movie rights to Spider-Man since 1999, when it bought them from Marvel (now owned by Disney). The deal is expected to produce a new Spidey film due in theaters in summer 2017. Before then…

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