Tag: North America

Rainbow names Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment

Rainbow names Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment

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Rainbow, the content company renowned throughout the world for its animated and multimedia productions, has announced the appointment of Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment, leading animation services provider in North America. Rick Mischel is a renowned industry professional, with a strong background that includes executive positions at some of the world’s best-known companies in animation, games and family entertainment. As the new CEO of Bardel Entertainment, Rick Mischel will build on the company’s strong reputation for quality, creativity, and innovation to develop a new business strategy by exploring new opportunities. His industry background makes him uniquely qualified to bring forward the work of the company's visionary founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward, who
The Parr Family is pulling ‘Incredible’ box office numbers in India, North America

The Parr Family is pulling ‘Incredible’ box office numbers in India, North America

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The Parr Family is pulling off some incredibly historic numbers at the box office. In India, Incredibles 2 remained unaffected from big releases such as Salman Khan’s Race 3 and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju. Incredibles 2 hit 1,000 screens in India on June 22 and earned Rs 3.85 crore on opening day. According to a report in the Moneycontrol, during its first weekend, the film collected Rs 17.85 crore and moved on to collect Rs 30 crore. The film has secured its position on the list of successful animation films from Hollywood surpassing the 2016 film Kung Fu Panda 3 that earned Rs 22.12 crore. According to media reports, the sequel has passed half a billion dollars, making it the first animated film in history to hit USD 500 million in North America, and grossed USD 268.4 million in oth

Mattel Rolls out Fleet of Hot Wheels Cars…

Licensing, Merchandise, Top Stories
When  the Movie -  Captain America is about to send ripples into North America, Mattel has launched a range of hot wheel cars and accessories to entire markets and spur sales...    In the wake of Captain America: Civil war is set to capture North America on May 6, Mattel has rolled out a fleet of new range Hot Wheels cars and accessories, which are in alignment with heroes and villains from renowned –Marvel Studios. (more…)

Endemol Shine NA – Clubs Franchise Mgt & Integration Teams Under Brand & Licensing Division

Headlines, Licensing, Studio
Tamaya Petteway Upped to SVP, Brand and Licensing Partnerships Division to Oversee All Brand Activities Veteran Licensing Exec Kelly C. Hill Joins Company as VP, Licensing Partnerships Endemol Shine North America has named Tamaya Petteway, Senior Vice President of its newly formed Brand and Licensing Partnerships Division and Kelly C. Hill has joined the company as Vice President, Licensing Partnerships, it was announced today by Vivi Zigler, ESNA’s President of Digital, Brand & Audience Development.  (more…)

9 Story Signs Free TV Deals in Latin America

Channels, Licensing, Merchandise, Studio
9 Story Media Group has announced several Free TV sales within Latin America coming out of NATPE. TV Brasil has licensed the first season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood; Canal Futura (Brazil) has acquired the first two seasons of Wild Kratts, Televisión Nacional Uruguay has picked up the first season of Wild Kratts and Canal Once (Mexico) has come on board for the first seasons of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Camp Lakebottom. (more…)

‘Lucy:’ VFX House ILM ‘Surprised’ Luc Besson

Studio, Top Stories, VFX
"He asked us to resist the temptation to show things early, until it was at the stage that it was really compelling," says ILM VFX supervisor Richard Bluff. To create the unique visual effects for sci-fi action film Lucy — which topped the North American box office this past weekend with a $44 million debut — director Luc Besson started by working with the film's VFX supervisor Nicholas Brooks. (more…)

NICKELODEON & VIACOM CONSUMER PRODUCTS REVEAL NEW FASHION COLLABORATION “SPONGEBOB BY BEATRIX ONG”

Channels, Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Luxury collection set to Arrive at Retail Spring/Summer 2015   Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products announces a collaboration with acclaimed London-based designer, Beatrix Ong MBE on a range of luxury SpongeBob SquarePants accessories, home wares and a selection of apparel set to appear in retail in spring/summer 2015. (more…)