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Trudi Hayward and Jean-Philippe Randisi launch bRAND-WARD

Licensing industry vetrans, Trudi Hayward and Jean-Philippe Randisi have joined forces for the launch of a licensing company under the name of bRAND-WARD. The new outfit has been created with the aim of helping IP owners and creators in the kids’ entertainment business grow outside of their core business, and …

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LIMA reveals this year’s International Licensing Awards Rising Stars

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. The group of young professionals will be recognised at this year’s International Licensing Awards. Each will be commended during the ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, June 4 during this year’s Licensing Expo in …

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Animation veteran Amir Nasrabadi named EVP at DHX Media’s Vancouver ops

DHX Media has named the veteran animation industry executive Amir Nasrabadi its executive vice president and general manager of its own animation studio in Vancouver. Nasrabadi will be joining the team in this newly created role effective June 10, 2019. He will report to Josh Scherba, the company’s president, while …

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Don’t miss out on this year’s Light Fund Comedy Night

Time is running out to book your place at this year’s side-splitting Light Fund Comedy Night, returning to the Hoopla Improv Comedy Club next month. Jasper Cromwell-Jones will headline the evening of mirth with his blissfully ignorant but loveable dope act that will look to delight audiences with stories of …

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Hachette’s Katie Price joins the Roald Dahl Story Company as head of books

The former head of licensing at Hachette, Katie Price is making the transfer to the Roald Dahl Story Company team, where she will take up the role of head of books. In this crucial new role, Price will be responsible for driving the performance of publishing at retail in conjunction …

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The Point. 1888 adds three new licensing and retail experts to burgeoning team

The Point.1888 has added three new licensing and retail experts to its team, just one month after launching its new marketing service for clients under the leadership of Sarah Crimes.  Joining the agency in this new hiring, comes Louise Williamson who takes on the role of  head of FMCG and …

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Industry takes stand against anti-human rights laws in Brunei

An industry stand against anti-human rights laws passed by the Sultan of Brunei last week has resonated across social media, following a move by Max Publishing to change the venue of this year’s Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards. Industry executives have not only supported the move by the awards’ organisers, …

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Andrew Carley steps down from global licensing role at eOne

After 12 years with the company, Andrew Carley has stepped away from Entertainment One and his role as EVP of global licensing. First reported in the toy trade, and now confirmed by Licensing.biz, the longstanding licensing executive has decided to look for his next challenge in the licensing field, taking …

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Amscan International welcomes Allison Moore back to role of licensing manager EMEA

Balloon and dress up manufacturer, and supplier, Amscan International Ltd has welcomed Allison Moore back to the role of licensing manager EMEA. Moore previously worked at Amscan from 2001 to 2010 within its marketing and product management arm. During that time, Moore was responsible for managing the product lifecycle for …

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CPLG builds teams in Benelux and UK with new appointments

CPLG has bolstered its teams in Benelux and the UK with two new appointments. Meike de Vaere has joined the CPLG Benelux team as retail director for the region, reporting to Brenda Draaisma who was recently named general manager of Benelux. De Vaere worked at CPLG Benelux from 2008 to …

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