Managing Editor Lorri Freifeld, who has the arduous task of compiling our Licensing Show Preview. This year, Lorri was inundated with submissions from 249 companies—a record for our now-four-year-old Official Show Preview.
So, I was out and about at Bologna Children's Book Fair (in late March) and MIPTV, and sadly, I returned empty-handed in the way of new properties to watch. Many of the properties I chose last year now are moving full speed ahead with licensing and merchandising, either by the licensor itself
magazine that we have done such as a main cover image. I'd love to hear your thoughts on people on the cover versus properties on the cover. Feel free to e-mail me your opinion. This month, we pay well-deserved homage to Warner Bros. Consumer Products Founder Dan Romanelli. The licensing industry really came out to applaud a man, who, over his 20-plus-year career, has spearheaded some of entertainment's leading licensing initiatives—from
to Batman and Harry Potter. A
exclusive special section takes a look at Romanelli's years at WBCP, and offers where this industry guru thinks the future of licensing lies and recommendations to his successor, Brad Globe. Next month, we'll have more exclusive stories than our pens can write, and more international state-of-the-market coverage. And, you'll find out what (or who) I chose for the cover... Joyceann Cooney
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