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  • 'Transformers': The Anatomy of a Cross-Platform Money Maker

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" barrels into multiplexes June 27, hell-bent on global domination. With a pricetag north of $210 million after rebates, it's one of the summer's most expensive titles. But the action franchise is a cash cow for Paramount...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • 'Star Wars' Lightsabers Now a Lucrative Business for Disney

    Disney knew "Star Wars" would be a merchandising machine for the company when it bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. Little did it know that while action figures and apparel were big sellers, the most popular item for "Star Wars" fans is the...
  • Licensing Business for Entertainment Industry Grows 4.3% to $51 Billion in 2013

    The overall licensing industry grew for a third straight year in 2013, generating nearly $115.8 billion in retail sales, an increase of 3.3%. As a result, property owners earned $5.7 billion in royalties, another 3.3% gain, according to the International...
  • Fisher-Price Gives Little People New Role to Play with TV Show (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fisher-Price plans to turn its Little People line of toys into an animated TV series that will debut in 2015. The company has turned to children's television producer HIT Entertainment to begin pre-production on a CG-animated series Fisher-Price will...
  • Hasbro to Launch 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' Show in Spring 2015 (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" will be the name of Hasbro's new animated series starring its shape-shifting characters. The Hasbro Studios-produced series, which will bow on The Hub kids channel in spring 2015, will feature the voices of Darren Criss...
  • HUB CEO Margaret Loesch to depart at the end of the year

    HUB CEO Margaret Loesch to depart at the end of the year
    Margaret Loesch, president and chief executive of the Hub, a kids network co-owned by Discovery Communications and toymaker Hasbro Inc., is leaving the channel at the end of year. Launched in October 2010, the Hub has struggled to compete against...
  • Sequel battle! Loesch to exit Hub. Univision owners look for exit.

    After the coffee. Before walking under ladders and petting black cats. The Skinny: I know it's Friday the 13th but it is also a payday so in my book it's a lucky day! Hope you have a good one too. Today's roundup includes the box office preview and a...
  • Margaret Loesch to Exit as Hub Network Chief

    Margaret Loesch will step down as prexy-CEO of Hub Network at year's end when her contract expires. The kidvid vet spearheaded the launch of the joint venture between Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro in October 2010. The cabler, formerly...
  • '80s TV series 'Jem and the Holograms' gets big-screen treatment

    '80s TV series 'Jem and the Holograms' gets big-screen treatment
    About five weeks before they began filming "Jem and the Holograms" in Los Angeles, producers of the movie took an unusual step by Hollywood standards. They announced plans to revive the 1980s cult TV series in a video to their fans posted on the...
  • Media execs among highest-paid CEOs. Exhibitor stocks rise.

    After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere. The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of...