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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here. + Activision Blizzard Consumer ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: BIAF2017 The Bucheon Int’l Animation Festival in South Korea is now accepting shorts, graduate films, TV & commissioned works and online animations until ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Licensing Awards Nominees Selected from Record Entries

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the nominees for the 2017 International Licensing Awards, selected from a record number of submissions ... Continue Reading →
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Hello Kitty Theme Park Taps InstaVR for VR Content

San Francisco-based authoring, publishing and analysis company InstaVR, Inc. has been announced as the virtual reality content producer for the Sanrio Puroland theme park, per a new ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate Taps Lisa Macdonald as EMEA VP

Silvergate Media has appointed Lisa Macdonald as its Vice President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, she will manage the company’s business across the region, ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation’s Intiatives Aim to Boost Female Creative Talent in the Biz Karen Idelson digs into WIA’s “50/50 by 2025″ gender parity initiative with co-chair ... Continue Reading →
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Loot Crate and Sanrio Unveil “Sanrio Small Gift Crate” Subscription at New York Comic-Con Fans of Hello Kitty, Chococat, Gudetama and the rest of the gang can join up for “small ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News: ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’, WB Booth, Sanrio & More

+ Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders — the new adult-targeted action/comedy animation series from POW! Ent. and Genius Brands — has launched July 19 on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ... Continue Reading →
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Saban Brands Appoints Five New Execs

Saban Brands continues to make new executive appointments, naming five new top level people to key positions. The new appointments go to Tori Cook, now SVP of Global Retail Business ... Continue Reading →
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iam8bit Celebrates Mr. Men Little Miss

If you’re a fan of the popular Mr. Men and Little Miss, Roger Hargreaves’ popular property that launched a huge merchandising empire and two animated series, you won’t ... Continue Reading →