With Mattel signed on as master toy licensee by Sony Consumer Products, London-based indie agency Rocket Licensing is ready to start licensing the Ghostbusters reboot in the UK and Ireland.
Indie agency Maurizio Distefano Licensing has been tapped to manage the L&M program for video game-based property Angry Birds in Italy.
The French consumer products biz has had a little shake up over the summer. Longtime CPLG France MD Marina Narishkin is moving to TF1 Licenses, while CPLG has tapped ex-Disney exec Virginie Kleinclaus-Renard (pictured) to replace her.
DC Entertainment chief Diane Nelson, also president and CCO of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will expand her purview to become the new head of Warner Bros. Consumer Products with current WBCP president Brad Globe set to step down next spring.
In celebration of the global retail launch of products from the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney Store locations will open for midnight madness on Friday, September 4 (Force Friday), and 14 live toy unboxing events will unfold around the world.