Editor's Note

As 2007 comes to an end, so does the career of licensing industry veteran Rita Rubin of United Media, who is calling it quits after a long and fruitful tenure. In the December issue of License! Global, we ran a tribute to this great lady of licensing who recounted her meeting with Charles Schulz at United after she left Children’s Television Workshop.

“He asked me why I wanted to leave Sesame Street and come to work for United Media. I told him, ‘Well, I have been a fan of Peanuts for many years and my children read the strip and collect all kinds of products and, as they have outgrown Sesame Street, I think it is a good way for me to stay in touch with their world.’” It was also a good way of getting the job, which she has held up until now.
For more on Rita Rubin and thoughts from her industry colleagues, see the December issue of License! Global, or click here.

And Happy New Year, everyone!

Michael Browne
Managing Editor