BLE Breaks Records in 2016

Last week’s annual Brand Licensing Europe event in London surpassed its goals with a record-breaking show. Now in its 18th year, BLE is Europe’s premiere licensing event, and is ... Continue Reading →

UBM Launching Licensing Expo China in 2017

UBM, the largest B2B event and trade show organizer in the US and Asia, has announced next summer will see the launch of Licensing Expo China, which will run July 18-20 at the National ... Continue Reading →
Al Kahn

Al Kahn Named Chairman at Toon Goggles

Al Kahn, the former founder of 4Kids Entertainment and licensing guru behind bringing the Japanese sensation Pokemon to the states, has been appointed Chairman of the board of on-demand ... Continue Reading →

Nick’s Tom Gunn Among License This! Judges

Brand Licensing Europe has revealed the line-up of industry executives judging the 2016 License This! Competition, including Nickelodeon’s Tom Gunn. Now in its seventh year, License ... Continue Reading →

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A Potent Story, Revealed Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince finally launches on Netflix and in select theaters — read more about it in this feature story from Animation Magazine! Media ... Continue Reading →

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DreamWorksTV’s Digital Domination DreamWorksTV head Birk Rawlings talks to TV Kids about the sophomore YouTube channel’s success with original live-action and animated content. Nancy ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →

Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →

Licensing Expo Shifting to May in 2017

UBM, the organizers of world’s-biggest industry event Licensing Expo, together with the show’s sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA), ... Continue Reading →
Al Kahn

Licensing Guru Al Kahn Forms Entertainment Company

Alfred R. Kahn, founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane have teamed up to form CraneKahn — an international children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →