Licensing Expo 2023

Licensing Expo 2023

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, announces the opening of submissions for two new programs, “License This!” and “Ignite Brand Pitches” Both programs aim to highlight new branding concepts from never-before licensed and emerging IPs. The competitions will be given a platform on the live stage […]

Bluey wins Best Animated Series at Kidscreen 2023 and enters the Bologna Licensing Awards shortlist for Property of the Year


The third season of the hit animated series Bluey, produced by Ludo Studio and co-commissioned by BBC Studios Kids & Family and ABC Children, won the Best Animated Series category at the 2023 Kidscreen Awards, a high-profile celebration of children’s content excellence paying tribute to outstanding TV and digital media work that keeps kids and […]

Maurizio Distefano Licensing is Army of Apes agent for Italy

Army of Apes

Maurizio Distefano Licensing, the number 1 independent agency in Italy, confirms its famous pay-off “the evolution of licensing” thanks to the partnership with Global Merchandising Services which resulted in becoming agent for a brand that is nothing short of innovative: Army of Apes is the brand consisting of the collection of the famous NFTs that […]

Toonz Entertainment announces senior appointments in sales team


Toonz Entertainment, the distribution wing of global kids and family entertainment major Toonz Media Group has announced the appointments of Bernhard Stephan as Director, Commercial Distribution and Maria Romanelli as Senior Sales Manager for Italy. These newly created roles in the sales arm are part of Toonz Entertainment restructuring with the aim to become a […]

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