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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Doesn't Scare Licensing Partners

    There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts. When signing on to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Chicago Fed index of national economic activity Local earnings: Aptar Group Inc., Packaging Corp. of America Other earnings: Allergan Inc., Boise Cascade Co., Brown & Brown Inc., Hasbro Inc., Lennox International Inc., Rent-A-Center Inc., Six...
  • Britney Spears: Popstar Directs Clear Vision of Her Billion-Dollar Empire

    "Work, bitch." Unlike singer-songwriters, contemporary pop stars rarely have their songs viewed through an autobiographical prism, yet it's hard to miss the changes in Britney Spears' core messaging over the past years. Early in her career, when she...
  • Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

    Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media's Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson's "SoulPancake" webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25. Pivot will air "Mixtape by SoulPancake" at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The...