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April 6, 2018

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Affirmative Captions

Affirmative Captions, creator of colorful, contemporary art featuring positive messages, will launch its art line. The design company's artists are Cindy Engquist and the M&G Team-Madeline, age 10, and Gilbert, age 8. Their funky, cool images-appealing to kids, teens, and adults-promote high self-esteem, positive living, stress reduction, recovery, responsibility, and goodwill.contact: Cindy Engquist; Tel.: (703) 256-3239; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.affirmativecaptions.com

Alaska Momma, Inc.

Alaska Momma, Inc., will introduce the work of several artists and photographers, including: the cut paper and oil paintings of Pierre Henri Matisse, a grandson of the famed painter; the layered art of Alma Lea; the work of wildbird artist Frank Hnat; the whimsical art of Don Nedoback; and the floral photography of Christopher Gruver. The licensing agency also will offer the art of Hans Wilheim, Ty Wilson, LuLa Chang, Elisa Nucci, Julia Cairns, Helen Lea, and Nanette Hilton, and the photography of Robin Constable Hanson and Interlitho. In addition, the company will show Tom Kopian's "Creatures of Delight."contact: 303 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016; Tel.: (212) 679-4404; Fax: (212) 696-1340; e-mail: [email protected]

American Greetings

As Care Bears emerge from hibernation and make a comeback this year, American Greetings has signed licensing agent The Joester Loria Group to spearhead the extensive global licensing campaign. The relaunch/re-introduction of the 1980s licensing phenomenon comes on the heels of the property's 20-year anniversary and will target two generations-infant/toddler and teen/'tween-with a strategic licensing program that includes licensees such as Children's Apparel Network (newborn and toddler apparel), Play Along (toy and plush), Gerber Childrenswear, Inc. (infant layette), and Wish Licensing (junior apparel).contact: Debra D. Joester, president and CEO, The Joester Loria Group; (212) 683-5150; e-mail: [email protected]

Applejack Art Partners

  • Applejack Art Partners represents the Roy Rogers brand/property.

  • The Forgiving Stone Company facilitates the hardest thing to do-to ask for and give forgiveness. The Forgiving Stone property allows consumers to reconnect on a heartfelt level that transcends hurt and rejuvenates feelings of love.

  • British artist Nel Whatmore is internationally recognized for her vivid floral designs. The artist has several licenses with major stationery, textile, and home d?r manufacturers.

contact: Tel.: (800) 969-1171; Website: www.artlicensing.com

Art In Motion

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Art In Motion is a publisher of fine art reproductions and a resource for decorative imagery, with thousands of images available for licensing. Recently signed artist Pamela Murray has been gaining appeal with her "historical fragments." Other artwork to be featured includes Jennifer Garant's sophisticated yet whimsical style, contemporary casual images from Emily Adams, and delicate florals by Sarah Jacobs. New pieces from Fabrice de Villeneuve are "Blueberry Archive" and "Commerce de Vins." Charleen Martin's newly published collection includes "Three Sisters."contact: Tel.: (800) 663-1308; Website: www.artinmotion.com

Art Makers International

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Art Makers International, Inc. (AMI!), represents fine art designs worldwide. The firm meets an ever-growing demand for quality fine art designs created by leading artists. Ruth Morehead and her son, Bill, create the popular Warm & Whimsical characters. AMI! also represents a core group of creative talents, including Vicky Howard, Bev Luedecke, Laura Lee Teson, Polly, Laura Trayser Healy, and Bill Brewer.contact: Tel.: (727) 360-9700; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.artmakersintl.com

ArtMerchandising & Media AG

Munich-based ArtMerchandising & Media AG has been successful in marketing international ancillary art rights. Together with subsidiary ArtMerchandising & Media Inc. and corporate divisions ArtMedia Group and MMI Museum Masters International, the company also specializes in the sale of art images over the Internet, as well as organizing and sponsoring exhibitions. ArtMerchandising & Media AG will present its international network of representatives and will focus on contemporary artists such as Má RA! and Stefan Szczesny; and renowned artists and classical licensing properties such as Charles Fazzino, Salvador Dalí Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol for Mercedes-Benz Classic Collection, Marco, and Kim Anderson. contact: Sabina Gockel, communications manager; Munchner StraBe20, D-85774 Unterfohring; Tel.: +49 89 9507-8605; Fax: +49 89 9507-9 8605; e-mail: [email protected]; Websites:www.artmm-ag.com and www.artmediagroup.com/

Artwork by Randall

Award-winning artist Randall Walker is making his unique collection of vibrant and energetic designs available for licensing. His fine cut-paper originals are designed via computer and then constructed by hand. Randall's particular blend of computer design and handcrafted artistry is uncommon, and his ability to envision designs is impressive. Randall's designs have adorned limited-edition prints, posters, notecards, apparel, coloring books, puzzles, and ornaments. Join the growing list of distributors, retailers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations using Randall's bold colors and whimsical designs.contact: Randall A. Walker, artist; 71 Hearthside Rd., Standish, ME 04084; Tel.: (800) 858-5647; Website: www.artworkbyrandall.com

Barry Hamel

Barry Hamel's original architectural prints are pencil renderings created via a process that starts with photographs. Drawings can be black and white or watercolor. The "etching like" drawings have a tonal and textural quality that complement the historic nature of the subjects. Framed artwork, calendars, and notecards are a few possible final products. Hamel has produced limited-edition prints for historical preservation societies, universities, and museums. He currently has licensing agreements with The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum and Cornell University. Additionally, nationally published graphic work includes the book, "Building Great Sheds," by Lark Books, Random House.contact: Barry A. Hamel; P.O. Box 9, Aurora, NY 13026; Tel.: (315) 364-7230; e-mail: [email protected]

Bent Willow Publishing, LLC

Bent Willow Publishing and gift company Applause, LLC, have reached a preliminary joint-venture agreement to release a new line of licensed merchandise for the publisher's new Willowbe Woods Campfire Stories, a series of children's books geared to help kids deal with common childhood fears. The proposed agreement would begin with the first book in the series by author Ila Wallen-"The Moon In My Room"-released nationally in January 2002. Applause, LLC, which specializes in high-quality plush, collectibles, and novelty gifts, will serve as the licensor of record. Merchandise will feature a collection of the characters who inhabit the imaginary land of Willowbe Woods. contact: Tel.: (805) 381-1033; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.bentwillowpublishing.com

Better Homes and Gardens

The Better Homes and Gardens booth will reflect the power of this recognized brand as the "home and family authority," extending to product categories such as garden and outdoor living-where branded products are currently available at Wal-Mart; building and remodeling; decorating and d?r, kitchen and food; parenting and children; seasonal and entertaining; and family travel. Celebrating its 80th year, the Better Homes and Gardens brand has tremendous consumer reach-38 million readers-as well as branded books and special interest publications available at mass and specialty retailers, supermarkets, department stores, and the Internet. BHG is represented by Moda International Marketing.contact: Michelle Alfandari/Faith Dash, licensing agent; Tel.: (212) 687-7640; Website: www.bhg.com

Bliss House, Inc.

  • Working with rights manager, Silver Lining Productions, Bliss House will launch merchandise for West Highland terrier McDuff, who burst on the scene in 1997 with a trilogy of picture books.

  • 2002 marks a new initiative for 50-year-old NFPA mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog, with new characters, freshened designs, and expansion of Sparky's role.

  • The creator of the mobile and third-most sought artist by Sotheby's clientele, Calder's art has never been available for licensing. Utilizing the art Calder created for Braniff Airlines, The Flying Man Collection, are mobiles, prints and posters, decorative ceramics, collectibles, silk scarves and ties, jewelry, watches, and dishware.

contact: Tel.: (413) 737-0757; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.blisshouse.com

Boyds Collection Ltd.

The Boyds Collection Ltd. is rolling out an expanded licensing program that includes the infant and youth markets, thanks to four licensing agreements with apparel, wall coverings, and accessories firms. International Wallcoverings offers 20 selections of wallpaper and borders featuring characters from Boyds' plush lines. Pacesetter incorporates the Boyds brand into infant body suits, caps, booties and mittens, and accessories. Dolly Inc. designs Boyds lamps, mobiles, and infant bedding. Children's Apparel Network produces everything from playwear to swimwear.

In the second quarter, Lighthouse Embroidery will produce embroidered clothing featuring several Boyds characters. In April, The Danbury Mint began offering a cold-cast porcelain collectible Christmas tree, followed by a Christmas train.contact: Carla Peyton; Tel.: (717) 633-9898, ext. 2178; Website: www.BoydsStuff.com

Bradford Licensing Associates

Highlights of new developments for Bradford Licensing Associates include the recently launched lines of Pepsi and Mountain Dew men's and boys' apparel by AmeriCo; the Piping Hot Australia boardwear line by licensee In Private; and a licensing arrangement with Alco Electronics to bring a line of Kawasaki consumer electronics to retail. Current licensees have created product to commemorate the 50th anniversary of PEZ Candy Inc. in the U.S., and Leading Brands was signed to produce PEZ Candy juice drinks, which will launch this summer. Pandora & Plato, a new property Bradford will introduce, is a children's cartoon television series produced and airing in Europe. contact: Len Reiter, president; Tel.: (973) 509-0200

Brand CentraL

Brand Central, a full-service licensing agency based in Los Angeles, will showcase its array of clients from top brands such as Revlon to leading film studios such as Miramax Films. The agency also will announce the signing of its most recent clients. At its booth, Brand Central will unveil the latest fashions from the Revlon apparel line, announce upcoming Miramax film releases, and give out autographed Silly CD trading cards from the creators of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids-plus, look out for fashion shows, autograph signings from celebrities, and plenty of tchotchkes.

Brand Central develops strategic licensing alliances on behalf of its clients, serving both domestic and international markets.contact: Jennifer Kleiner, director, marketing; Tel.: (310) 234-1231; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.brandcentralgroup.com

Brand Sense Marketing, LLC

Brand Sense Marketing, LLC (BSM), is a hot new licensing company with a unique approach. On behalf of clients including Dodge & Dodge Motor Sports, Goodyear, Donald Trump, Swatch, Shaquille O'Neal's Dunk.net, NASCAR, The All-American Soapbox Derby, and IMAX, Brand Sense takes a big-picture perspective. The firm evaluates brands and creates campaigns that are integrated with the strategies and goals of a product line's overall marketing campaign. As a result, clients' licensing needs are handled in a rich, effective, and lucrative manner. Brand Sense Marketing represents a broad range of clients in the sports, entertainment, automotive, retail, fashion, and technology industries.contact: Robert Hollander, president; 2049 Century Park East, Ste. 3030, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Tel.: (310) 843-2400; Fax: (310) 843-2401; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.brand-sense.com

Capital Licensing Group

For the first time, ODM, a San Diego-based design house, has made its cutting-edge artwork traditionally used for T-shirt production available for licensing in most product categories. The launch of the company's designs-which consist of more than 2,000 pieces of original artwork-is being handled by Capital Licensing Group, a San Diego-based licensing agency. ODM creates a minimum of 150 new and original designs per month. It is the owner of numerous trademarks, including Rollin Hard, Guardians of Paradise, and Aztec Dream, which often are featured in ODM's designs.contact: Jay Kopelowitz; 101 W. Broadway, Ste. 1950, San Diego, CA 92101; Tel.: (619) 231-2800; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.caplicense.com

Carlton International

Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet continue to thrive in 2002. Vivid Imaginations is developing a new Thunderbirds Tracy Island playset to be unveiled this summer in the UK. Some 65-plus licensees have developed more than 250 Thunderbirds products. Thunderbirds also is on the rise in more than 20 territories internationally, including the U.S., Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, with additional launches planned in 2002. Captain Scarlet toys have successfully launched in the UK. Present activity includes a collectible figurine on-pack promotion on more than 4 million packages of Weetabix's Weetos cereal.contact: Rachel Glaister, Carlton International Media Limited; Tel.: +20 7612 7351; Fax: +20 7612 7290; e-mail: [email protected]

Catherine Jean DeMello

Illustrator Catherine Jean DeMello's vivid, tightly rendered watercolor illustrations of whimsical characters, mostly animals in nature, are suitable for paper goods, giftware, giftwrap, apparel, children's products and books, as well as for translation into plush toys, animation, etc. DeMello has licensed her work to the Peel-Off Group for a sticker book/treasure hunt game and to Sangray for magnets and giftware. She has illustrated for GreenPrints Magazine and now is under contract to illustrate a coloring book. contact: Catherine Jean DeMello; P.O. Box 70763, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747; Tel.: (508) 996-9871; Fax: (508) 997-9354; e-mail: [email protected]

Chris Bubany Designs

Chris Bubany's cheerful, whimsical, and bright designs that utilize heartwarming shapes and robust colors debuted at last year's Licensing Show International. Currently, Baum Bros. Imports exclusively distributes Chris Bubany's collection of hand-painted, non-seasonal Christmas and Hanukkah ceramic dinnerware. Available to license are hand-painted wall tiles, sinks, garden art, wallpaper, and fabrics.contact: Lisa D. McGuckin, licensing manager; Debra Hoag, assistant to Chris Bubany; 1720 N. Forty Niner Dr., Tucson, AZ 85749; Tel.: (760) 918-9813 or (520) 749-4602; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.CHRISBUBANY.com

Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co.

Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co. has partnered with design studio My Favorite Company in a licensing agreement for a line of proprietary seasonal plush characters. Commonwealth also will launch a line of novelty candy concepts called Sweet Pups and Candy Cats (plush with candy bones and treats). MFC has entered into confectionary licensing agreements with Kencraft, Ragold, and created a proprietary program with Fannie May/Fannie Farmer Candies utilizing its character Sid Bear. The Yak Pack characters are growing as well, with licensing agreements with American Specialty Confections, Accessory Network, Urban Station, and Kurt Adler (with a launch of ornaments for holiday 2002).contact: Gina Raphael, Siren Marketing; Tel.: (310) 202-6232; e-mail: [email protected]

Coyote Red Licensing

Coyote Red Licensing will introduce several new characters created by Sharon Pierce McCullough. One McCullough character already generating excitement is Bunbun. New to the licensing scene, Bunbun is a literary character featured in a series of "Bunbun" books published by Barefoot Books, based in the UK and U.S. McCullough is both author and illustrator of the series featuring a rabbit and his siblings. In addition to hardcover and board books, Barefoot Books is planning an introduction of plush Bunbun characters.contact: Kristin Fitch; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.coyotered.com


Crank2, the graphic and design studio owned by Robert Reda and Susan Maillis, leaped to the forefront of the licensing landscape in 2001 with the introduction of its premiere brand, She's Charmed & Dangerous. This soon was followed by Love Always, Magenta and Personalibees, both of which were acquired by MGM Consumer Products. The studio has been busy at work creating several new properties for the hot, hip teen market. Techno Prisoners, Mischief, and Glamunition will debut at the show. contact: 124 W. 24th St., Ste. 3A, New York, NY 10011; Tel.: (212) 647-1235; Fax: (212) 647-1135; e-mail: [email protected]

Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) makes its inaugural debut at the show this year with a considerable presence. In the spotlight will be Disney's key brands-Winnie the Pooh and Disney Princess-and new franchises encompassing Disney/Pixar's anticipated summer 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo, as well as the style and individuality of Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire. DCP recently assumed management of Power Rangers, and is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the No. 1 boys' action brand. DCP's portfolio will cover the boys', girls', and 'tween segments.contact: 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521; Tel.: (818) 567-5401; Website: www.disney.com

EFX Marketing LLC

EFX Marketing will present new YoGirl! trends to potential licensees interested in capturing the liveliest consumer market of all-teenage girls. Generation Y's answer to the edgy 'tween/teen girl has come to life in YoGirl! The 'tween/teen customer is a strong purchaser, and she wants color, attitude, and freshness-all the qualities of YoGirl! Backed with a national advertising campaign, YoGirl! licensees have introduced products to a variety of retailers, and the roster of EFX licensees has steadily increased.contact: Ike Panigel; Tel.: (800) 925-8863; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: myyogirl.com


Ellistrations announces six exciting new character-driven properties. Tim Ellis, president of Ellistrations, has 17 years of experience providing licensed art for a number of major-name clients. After years of developing artwork based on other properties, Ellis looks forward to showcasing the company's original creations. Properties include: "Starbase D.A.R.E. (Defense And Rescue Elite)," "Max Speed and the Track Pack," and "Catch a GLIMPSE."contact: (888) 297-1029; Website: www.EllistrationsGO.com

Fashion Art Bank

Founded in May 2000 by five seasoned fashion illustrators and one fashion writer, Fashion Art Bank (FAB) licenses fashion and style art for products such as wallpaper and greeting cards. Some of the manufacturers that have been calling on FAB include makers of cell phone covers, greeting cards, posters, stationery items, coffee mugs, party products, journals, postcards, shopping bags, bedding, and doll clothing. The artwork FAB offers is varied, from vintage to modern, realistic, abstract, whimsical, classical, computer-generated, and na?, plus florals and patterns and fashion figures. FAB also represents the work of 18 other artists, including such notable fashion art veterans as Fred Greenhill, Richard Ely, Steven Stipelman, and Jay Hyde Crawford. contact: 521 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1700, New York, NY 10175; Tel.: (212) 292-4267; Fax: (212) 573-6355; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.fashionartbank.com

Frends & Associates, LLC

Frends & Associates will premiere the artwork of several artists new to licensing, along with new samples from returning contemporary artists and vintage collections. Displayed for the first time will be the impressionistic art of Maria Ugolini-Bonta, master painter from Florence, Italy, and the detailed silhouettes of R.A. Guthrie, a leading designer of Western and outdoor lifestyle products. Returning will be the colorful, action-packed rodeo art and landscapes of Charles Schridde and the Treasury of Fine Art from The Ohio State University with vintage art from its Special Collections Libraries. contact: Jane Frendberg; 10274 Braemar Dr., Powell, OH 43065; Tel.: (614) 766-9934; Fax: (614) 760-9951; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.frendslicensing.com

Global Icons

Global Icons, a brand and entertainment licensing agency based in Los Angeles, will introduce its newest clients. Additions to its select roster of trademarks and brands include Duncan Hines, Elite Models' Fashion, Lucy Ann, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Global Icons' newest entertainment clients are female pop sensation 3LW (3 Little Women), a Sony/Epic Records recording artist, and silent film legend Charlie Chaplin. Global Icons represents properties for licensed merchandise, sponsorship, and promotional opportunities.contact: (310) 235-5100; Website: www.globalicons.com

Imagine8 UK Ltd.

Imagine8 specializes in licensed property promotions. Recent examples include: Monsters Inc. plush for Procter & Gamble's Fairy Non Bio; Winnie the Pooh beanies for Nestl?easonal packaging Easter and Christmas; Monsters Inc. straw Huggies and Drink Toppers at UCI; Looney Tunes pull-back cars with Autogrill in Belgium; Kellogg slippers, watches, and inflatable chairs for developing markets; and a Spider-Man mobile phone desktop holder for retail in the UK. Imagine8 has offices in Taipei, China, Hong Kong, and the U.S., in addition to several worldwide strategic alliances. contact: Norman Thompson; Tel.: +01925 600233; Fax: +01925 600235; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.imagine8.com; U.S. Contact: Danielle Verrili; Tel.: (203) 421-8598; Fax: (203) 421-8599

International World of Toys

International World of Toys is a dynamic company with several new licenses. One is a soap bar that lights up and talks. Kids will want to use this product to hear their favorite character speak to them. Another license is the Doll Collectible Interchangeable Hair Clip and Pin in Fashion Flashing Wear. It will complement an extensive line of fashion wear products. All licensing requests are welcome.contact: (888) 627-7838; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.internationalworldoftoys.com

J.A. Roth & Associates

J.A. Roth & Associates introduces its new client, Cosmic Debris, a hot young company with successful graphically driven attitudinal brands at the boutique and specialty distribution levels: Emily Strange, Yum Pop, Oopsy Daisy, and Bon Bon. Returning in 2002 are: GooseHead, teen-oriented lifestyle products for trend-conscious teens; No Rules, the No. 1 boys' brand at mid-tier; New Balance, a brand with unparalleled performance; Stan Winston Creatures, a collector's dream of original creatures; The Mr. Hell Show, the little devil in all of us; and Heavy Metal, heading into its 26th year.contact: Russell Binder; Tel.: (310) 453-5005; e-mail: [email protected]

Jeep Consumer Products

The Jeep Brand program currently includes more than 60 licensees worldwide, manufacturing a variety of products including: bicycles, electronics, eyewear, luggage, men's apparel, mountainboards, strollers, and toys. 2002 has seen the introduction of new product lines, including Jeep camping equipment, footwear, socks, and office chairs, with the new Jeep licensees preparing for initial spring shipments to retail. The Jeep program has expanded in the specialty and department store sectors by securing orders from Bass Pro Shops, Bob's, The Bon-Ton, Cabela's, Dillard's, Gander Mountain, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus Catalog, Saks, Sears, Sharper Image, Target, and Wal-Mart.contact: Roger Lippman, senior account director, The Joester Loria Group; Tel.: (212) 683-5150, ext. 105; e-mail: [email protected]

Joan Cawley Licensing

Joan Cawley Licensing Ltd. is a division of Joan Cawley Gallery, a 27-year veteran fine art publisher, established to meet manufacturers' growing demand for quality contemporary Southwest art. The division now offers the work of more than 40 nationally known artists. New licensing partner Kay Dee Designs will feature the artwork of Ginny Hogan in the new Artist Gallery division with kitchen textiles and comfort mats. Licenses held include clothing, puzzles, greeting cards, CD covers, coasters, trivets, magnets, flags, limited-edition plates, rubber stamps, mugs, and needlepoint kits.contact: Elaine Rutherford; Tel.: (800) 835-0075; e-mail: [email protected]

The Joester Loria Group

The Joester Loria Group delivers a unique blend of retail expertise and marketing know-how. From award-winning brand extensions to groundbreaking trend licensing, The Joester Loria Group brings an innovative strategic approach to brand building. Clients include DaimlerChrysler Corporation's Jeep and Chrysler; American Greeting's Care Bears; Gruner +Jahr's Parents, YM, and Child magazines; Schering-Plough, Inc., brands Coppertone and Bain de Soleil; New York City Police Department; Wanna B; and Molly Katzen. contact: Debra Joester or Joanne Loria; Tel.: (212) 683-5150; e-mail: mailto:[email protected]; [email protected]

Johnny Karwan

Iridescent butterfly blues, rich pomegranate reds, shimmering sunfish yellows, and lush foliage greens are all reflected in the palette of California artist and designer Johnny Karwan. Images from his growing series of work can be seen on various licensing products. These include greeting cards and paper products, needlecrafts, beach towels, and ceramics. In the works is a signature line of "sun and surf" inspired casual wear. He recently was commissioned by the Port Authority of San Diego, CA, to create three large tropical banners-in the same sun and surf theme-for the Lindbergh International Airport.contact: 1430 Waller St., San Francisco, CA 94117; Tel.: (415) 552-3299; e-mail: [email protected]; Portfolio: karwan.com

Kathleen Denis

In addition to her unique collection of coastal and garden images, Kathleen Denis now offers coordinating borders in a variety of formats that can be customized to product specifications. Since the introduction of these new designs in January 2001, the response has been overwhelming. Denis offers images for use on licensed goods-more than 200 products currently are represented. At the show this year, the artist will appeal to the fabric, bedding, bath, and other home d?r product groups, as well as gift items.contact: Jeff Denis; Tel.: (954) 462-1578; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.kathleendenis.com

Kathleen Francour Photography & Design

The popularity of Kathleen Francour's adorable Flitterbyes collection continues to soar. In addition to an all-new design boutique for future product formats, the showcase will display an array of existing product featuring Flitterbyes, WISH Angels, and other Francour imagery from such notable publishers as Portal, American Greetings, and Educa. An exciting new "mystery" collection from Francour's imagination will be unveiled during the show.contact: Tel.: (480) 488-7402; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: kfrancour.com

Lally Inc. Licensing Agency

Lally Inc. Licensing Agency maintains its reputation for professionally managed art and lifestyle brands with emphasis on connecting with consumers. Each brand is strategically positioned, building on the unique strengths of each artist. At the show will be: KarnArt's "How Love Feels," "Love to Shop," "A Friend Like You," and more; Pamela Luer's "Here on Earth"; Sugar Pixie Brand's "The Pixie Pops," as well as two new books; "The Rene?harisse Jardine Collection"; "Darryl Daniels Jazz Collection," "Women of Soul," and "CoolKats"; and "The Ed Martin Foto Fleur Collection."contact: Tel.: (952) 926-2374; Website: www.lallyinc.com

Laurie Jo Designs

After traveling to and working in places such as Guadalajara, Mexico, and Puerta Vallarta, artist Laurie Jo Phillips returned to her roots in Southern California to market her painted clothing designs. In 1989, Laurie Jo Designs opened in Montrose, CA, as a studio and retail store. Today, hand-signed Laurie Jo clothing designs are sold nationwide. The art of Laurie Jo can be applied to fabrics, wallpaper, housewares, ceramics, and tabletops, to mention a few.contact: Laurie Jo Phillips; 2430 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020; Tel.: (818) 957-0660; Fax: (818) 957-6052

Laurie Korsgaden

Laurie Korsgaden has become one of the most recognized "unknown" art licensors in the industry. With more than 70 companies currently licensing her work, estimated retail sales for 2002 are expected to top $45 million. Company revenue from licensing jumped 67 percent in two years. Total sales growth for the company in 2001 was modest due to a down year in the litho market, where the artist started her commercial career. But first quarter 2002 saw an uptrend in print sales nationwide and several new licensing deals. Korsgaden images are licensed in most stationery categories, as well as the home d?r and gift markets. contact: Tel.: (800) 474-2623; e-mail: [email protected].

The Learning Company

The Learning Company will debut StarFlyers, an original line of software designed to inspire a child's imagination and provide fun, wholesome entertainment. Developed over the last three years for boys and girls ages 5 to 8, StarFlyers software adventures take place in a fantasy space world that is filled with engaging, interactive puzzles and games. Kids build critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they travel through a fantasy universe with real world connections. Royal Jewel Rescue and Alien Space Chase, the first two StarFlyers CD-ROM adventures, will be available this summer for both Windows and Macintosh computers.contact: Debbie Galdin; Evelyn Dubocq; Tel.: (510) 713-6081; (510) 505-6145; e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

Lionel L.L.C.

This spring, The Encore Group will introduce a line of Lionel sculpted and sublimation mugs, while Impulse Wear will launch a complete line of iron-on transfer clothing. John Boswell Management also has joined the list of new Lionel licenses with a 3" x 3" Lionel mini book that will be released in the spring. In addition, Lionel will enter the world of fundraising with Giftco, as it promotes a licensed gift line this fall.contact: Cara Orchard; Tel.: (586) 949-4100, ext. 1572

Looking Good Licensing

Children's book illustrator Elizabeth Miles has signed on with Looking Good Licensing to create Sweetwater Bay, finely rendered watercolors that depict a charming world of fun-loving woodland bears and forest and marine critters amid quaint seaside cottages. Sweetwater Bay already has won a commission for a large greeting card program with Leanin' Tree. Other available lines include plush, figurines, infant lines, toiletries, stationery, prints, crafts, ornaments, candles, apparel, and giftware.contact: Tim Good; 15 N. Sawyer Hill Rd., New Preston, CT 06777; Tel.: (860) 868-1075; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.lookinggoodlicensing.com/

Mada Design, Inc.

Mada Design, Inc., a graphic design firm specializing in licensed properties, will sponsor a pop culture trivia contest. Mada will mail the "Pop Goes the Culture" quiz to attendees before the show and post it on its Website, www.madadesign.com. The quiz will draw on the rich pop culture knowledge of Mada designers, who work with clients such as Topps, NewKidCo, and Classic Media. The winner will receive a new Palm I705, while five runners up will receive new Palm M105s.contact: Caroline Coleman, Bliss, Gouverneur & Associates; Tel.: (212) 840-1661; e-mail: [email protected]

The Many Arms of Misha

This new company's designs mix classic tattoo and pin-up imagery with modern Japanese anime style. Art available for licensing includes:

Big Eyed Girls: Perfect for the 'tween market and more adult-oriented versions for the alternative 18- to 35-year-old market; Urban Pin-Up Girls: Both traditional tattoo pin-ups and big-eyed versions done as African American women; Tattoo-Inspired Designs: A collection of original tattoo designs ideal for images on a variety of products.contact: Misha, art director; Todd Nagel, promotions; 509 Gov. Nicholls, Ste. C, New Orleans, LA; Tel.: (504) 231-5722; Website: www.misha-art.com

Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

Marvel Enterprises, Inc., will tap into its wealth of comic book properties in 2002 for a super licensing program across all categories. Among those characters spotlighted will be the newly established Hollywood superstar-Spider-Man-and his big-screen pals, the X-Men (Fox, May 2003), Daredevil (New Regency, February 2003), and the Incredible Hulk (Universal, June 2003). These "Fantastic Four" will be supported by major theatrical releases, as well as animated small-screen debuts to further broaden their appeal. Penetrating categories ranging from confections to interactive and home dé cor to apparel, consumers around the world will get to experience the awesome power of the Marvel Universe.contact: 10 E. 40th St., New York, NY 10016; Tel.: (212) 576-4000; Fax: (212) 576-4074; Website: www.marvel.com

Masterfoods USA

Masterfoods USA, a MARS, Inc., company (formerly M&M/MARS, Uncle Ben's, and Kal Kan), will host its inaugural booth showcasing nearly 30 licensees. With $100 million in yearly retail sales, Masterfoods USA's licensing program offers product categories beyond the core business. Licensing growth is occurring in the food and ingredient, candy and merchandise, and general merchandise categories by leveraging brands such as M&M's Milk Chocolate Candies, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Skittles, and Starburst, thereby broadening distribution. Masterfoods USA's newest licensees include CandyTree USA, Ltd.; A. Aronson, Inc.; Harland; and Aurora Foods (Duncan Hines).contact: Renee Kopkowski; 800 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840; Tel.: (770) 578-6521; Website: www.m-ms.com


Twenty years after He-Man was first introduced, Mattel is bringing back the Masters of the Universe toy. The line will feature action figures and playsets, plus an integrated consumer products program. There will also be a television series on the Cartoon Network, a Mike Young Production for Hallmark, and a 90-minute television special on the never-before-told story of the origins of He-Man.

This year, Barbie Consumer Products focuses on technology products with licensing partners Tiffen (Barbie Cool N' Squeezy Digital Bubble Cam), KIDdesigns (Barbie Video Camera), Radica (Barbie Dance Party), and Oregon Scientific (Barbie Tote n' Teach). It also will release its second entertainment property, "Barbie as Rapunzel," this fall and increase its licensed merchandise to include apparel, sleepwear, dancewear, costumes, confections, and accessories.contact: Boys: Tami Cole; Tel.: (310) 252-3921; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.mattel.com; Girls: Christina De Rosa; (310) 252-2000; e-mail: [email protected]

MGM Consumer Products

From action-adventures to out-of-this world sci-fi wonders and classic film titles, MGM Consumer Products is gearing up to showcase its powerful properties. The lineup includes the mystical action-adventures of Bulletproof Monk, slated for a 2003 theatrical release; the world-famous favorite Pink Panther; and sci-fi powerhouse properties Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, and more. In addition, MGM opens the legendary vault to premiere the first-ever branded film collection, Soul Cinema, as well as individual licensing programs for Army of Darkness, Desperately Seeking Susan, Fame, Platoon, and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.contact: Lisa Westfield Avent; Tel.: (310) 449-3286; Fax: (310) 586-8109; Website: www.mgm.com

MHS Licensing

MHS Licensing will display new images from some of the hottest properties in art licensing, including the Hautman Brothers, Judy Buswell, Anne Ormsby, Marianne Richmond, Ann Fox, Pepper Tharp, The Girls, Bo Newell, Amy Hautman, Anne Gibbons, Jennifer O'Meara, Rick Sanders, and Bud Chapman. MHS also will debut its newest property, Ron King, at the show. King began painting in high school and selected watercolors as best suited to his self-taught style. King paints fine wines, fruits, and vegetables, and brings a sophistication and sense of realism to all his subjects.contact: Nicole Altamirano, licensing coordinator; Tel.: (952) 544-1377; Fax: (952) 544-8663; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.mhslicensing.com

Mill Pond Licensing

If a picture is worth 10,000 words, Mill Pond Licensing speaks the language of art licensees with thousands of images by world-class artists. Hundreds of images will be highlighted at the show, including: Terry Isaac's "Out of the Storm," a bald eagle soaring toward the light from dark clouds; "Tiger's Wood Shot" by Don Roth, a tiger-striped tabby teeing off scores a hole in one; and Greg Olsen's "I Love New Yorkies," which depicts a toddler pushing her Yorkshire terrier puppies in an antique baby carriage. contact: Ellen Collard, public relations director; Tel.: (800) 535-0331, ext. 202; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: millpond.com

The Mission Licensing Group

The Mission Licensing Group "TMLG" has a host of properties, products, and services. The company services the needs of today's consumer product companies with its properties, promotion abilities, product development expertise, and Specialty Printing Featuring Dimensional FX. Properties include SQUAT, the Prince of Pranks; Mesmerotica; Lady Death; Evil Ernie Chastity; Bad Kitty; Smiley; Jade; Lil' E; Dead King; Legend of the Sage; Purgatori; Vandala; Cremator; Bedlam; The Art of Olivia; The Art of Nusza; recording artists Michele Jackson' Len Doolin; Traci Andrews; and Earl Thomas Conley.contact: 10040 E. Happy Valley Rd., #457, Scottsdale, AZ 85255; Tel.: (480) 585-2365; Fax: (480) 502-1553; Website: www.missionlicensing.com/

Moda International Marketing, Inc.

Moda International Marketing, an international licensing and marketing company specializing in global representation of brands and trademarks, will exhibit for its 11th year at the show. Some of Moda's clients' are DuPont Lycra, Ritz Hotel Paris, Dale Carnegie and Associates, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Connected to Moda's booth will be a presentation by one of its newest clients, Better Homes and Gardens. Learn more about Moda's services and successes on behalf of its clients-extending brands to diverse products and distribution channels globally; from luxury gourmet foods to mass market interior/exterior paints and finishes.contact: (212) 687-7640; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.modaintl.com

MTV Networks International

MTV Networks' International Programme Enterprises (IPE) is responsible for all international licensing and merchandising activities for Nickelodeon properties. IPE will unveil new L&M opportunities for the 2003 international release of Nickelodeon's film, The Wild Thornberrys. Nickelodeon's last feature film, Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, secured several key international partners, and IPE is looking to extend its successful promotional strategy to the television series, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, premiering internationally in September 2002. IPE also plans to maximize the enormous U.S. popularity of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants to further grow the property internationally. contact: Courtney Nicholson; 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036; Tel.: (212) 846-5673

Nancy Bailey & Associates

Nancy Bailey & Associates has been a pioneer in developing and managing licensing programs for many of America's Fortune 100 companies, including The Procter & Gamble Company, The Pillsbury Company, Frito-Lay, Heinz, and American Express Publishing.

New properties include Crayola for food, bath, and bedding; Sunny Delight; Old Spice; Zippo; 9Lives and Morris the Cat; Georgia Pacific's Dixie brand; and Ron Jon Surf Shop, worldwide icon of surf and beach culture.contact: Nancy Bailey; Tel.: (305) 668-7000; Fax: (305) 668-7001

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody is one of the largest law firms in the U.S., with more than 600 attorneys in 13 offices coast-to-coast. Attorneys on Nixon Peabody's Brand Management and Protection Team have both national and international experience in intellectual property law and brand management. Nixon Peabody can provide the advice and support creative professionals need to profit from their work and help them understand and exercise their legal rights during each stage of a work's development.contact: Michael Barron, Esq.; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.nixonpeabody.com

Parsons' Ventures Inc.

Parsons' Ventures Inc. (PVI Licensing) specializes in introducing artists and designers to manufacturers whose product categories are geared to the home gift and home furnishings market segments. PVI's first venture into the licensing world began in 1996 with renowned Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Recognized artists whose diversified work will be represented at PVI's booth include: Carol Rowan, Bob Christian, Gail Wells-Hess, Lynn Shook, and Beth Phillips. contact: Ellen Parsons; Tel.: (417) 869-3600 or (417) 887-1746; Fax: (417) 866-0100;e-mail: [email protected]

Patricia Brubaker

Designer/artist Patricia Brubaker continues her licensing program with her new "Sunny Tuscany" design. Her ability to understand the home d?r business makes it possible to work with manufacturers to create the designs and patterns that work across various product formats. When it comes to licensing, Brubaker hopes to keep her design process fresh and not be overwhelmed by the manufacturing process. She aims to work with manufacturers that produce products with integrity and that will foster brand recognition.contact: Patricia Brubaker; Tel.: (860) 659-7374; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.patriciabrubaker.com

Paul Brent

Paul Brent's most recent introduction is a collection of images titled "The Plantation Home Collection." This grouping features variations on the themes of palms and tropical leaves. A breathtaking bay view gives a warm, scenic feel to the collection. These images contain the neutral tones and retro colors popular in home d?r today. Brent also has a diverse range of images in categories such as coastal, garden tropical, and children's designs.contact: Paul Brent; Tel.: (850) 785-2684; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.paulbrent.com

Paxpolis Architainment Productions

Paxpolis Architainment Productions designs and produces urban-themed projects using state-of-the- art architectural design skills combined with a storytelling mechanism in an innovative fashion.

The 3-D architectonic worlds are inhabited by funny animated 3-D characters. In the new Paxonia World, genetically modified plants, animals, humans, and building creatures have a twisted look and behavior. Paxpolis licenses its design and productions by designing actual themed projects in the international arena and by producing 3-D games, TV series, comics, books, corporate games, and other merchandizable assets.contact: Tel./Fax: (908) 237-9274; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.paxpolis.com

Penny Lane Publishing, Inc.

Keeping in stride with the ever-growing demand for the best country artwork available, Penny Lane announces the addition of four new talents to its palette of 22 artists. Jill Ankrom, Pat Fischer, Christine Graf, and John Sliney have all joined the Penny Lane team, which provides customers with "Art that Warms the Heart." Penny Lane has an eye toward expanding the artists' portfolio from wall d?r to the stationery, textile, and home accessory industries. More than 2,000 images strong, Penny Lane's vast array of artwork showcases endless opportunities. contact: Domestic: (800) 273-5263; International: (937) 849-1101; e-mail: Sales&[email protected]; Website: www.PennyLanePublishing.com

Phyllis Dobbs

Snow Santas, Kimee characters, and enchanting flower images from artist Phyllis Dobbs will put a smile on customers' faces. Dobbs' vibrant colors, unique borders, and timely sayings give her art a distinctive look and universal appeal. The magical Kimee characters will delight young children, while the whimsical Snow Santas provide a new concept for seasonal merchandise. The Kimee characters and Snow Santas are available for licensing. A professional designer for 18 years, Phyllis Dobbs will present her art for the first time at the show.contact: Phyllis Dobbs; Tel.: (205) 991-3065; e-mail: mailto:[email protected]

Pine Needles Designs, Inc.

Renowned Montana designer McKenna Ryan will debut her original nature-inspired designs for licensing ventures. McKenna, recently featured on HGTV, has established a successful business (Pine Needles Designs, Inc.) and a worldwide following of her captivating designs. Her use of color, texture, and design captures the heart and stirs the soul. Don't miss two of her most acclaimed pieces of work: "Petals of My Heart," a wildflower collection, and "At Home in the Woods," a nature lover's paradise.contact: Traci Suzanne Marvel/Dianne Sansaver; P.O. Box 2379, Bigfork, MO 59911; Tel.: (406) 837-0423; Fax: (406) 837-1490; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.pineneedles.com

P.J. Salvage

P.J. Salvage's trademark whimsical designs found in its comfort, sleep, and loungewear line are sold at retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Macy's West, and specialty boutiques, in addition to being featured on highly rated shows such as Friends, Will & Grace, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. P.J. Salvage recently launched P.J. Salvage Intimates. According to the company's president, Peter Burke, the stage now is set to explore domestic and international licensees. "We're now ready to take the line to new heights by expanding from the bedroom to the bathroom with compatible ancillary products."contact: Tel.: (800) 445-6001; e-mail: [email protected]

Rosenthal Represents

Rosenthal Represents will feature several artists, including: Debby Carman (ceramic tabletop manufacturing line and offbeat dog and cat cartoon characters), Phillip Jaeger (soft textural studies, natural geometrics, natures series; more than 40 images in print with poster publishers), Gale Pitt (jigsaw puzzles and new rug designs in the home furnishings market), Kate Ward Thacker (geometric collection, with several rug manufacturers planning to introduce her collection), Brad Bowden (nature themes, including "Lodge Look" animal series dinnerware), and Mike Smith (watercolor paintings). contact: Elise Rosenthal; Tel.: (818) 222-5445; e-mail: [email protected]

Royalties, Inc.

Royalties, Inc., will introduce its auditing program to licensors. With more than 10 years of licensing and royalty auditing experience, Royalties, Inc., can help to ensure you are being paid 100 percent of the royalties due to you. Let Royalties explain how it can provide the comfort of knowing you have received every royalty dollar you deserve.contact: Becky Arnold; 2910 Cherokee St., Ste. 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144; Tel.: (678) 819-9000; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.royaltyauditing.com

Ruth Levison Design

Ruth Levison Design will present new work from its three leading artists at the show's Art & Design Gallery. "Royal Elephant" sheds a new light on the talents of Stephanie Stouffer. This strong piece in deep earth tones will appeal to the home d?r industry. Russian born Helen Vladykina recently completed a striking "Rooster Pair," sure to attract new attention to this always popular theme. A set of "Home Sweet Home" houses with a folk accent is Jennifer Brinley's latest addition to her popular portfolio.contact: 1561 Francisco St.; San Francisco, CA 94123; Tel.: (415) 292-6590; Fax: (415) 928-5161; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.levisondesign.com


Come celebrate the launch of Sakki-Sakki, an innovative design company specializing in product development, dynamic promotional branding, and the licensing of original Sakki-Sakki creations that embody the exuberance, wit, and appreciation of life. Sakki-Sakki's unique designs are available for everything from stationery, gifts and paper goods to housewares, furnishings, clothing, and publishing.contact: Tel.: (718) 726-3318; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.sakki-sakki.com

Sandy Lynam Clough

The Sandy Clough lifestyle represents beauty, comfort, home, and faith in her soft realistic art. New for this season are the job of the garden, romantic tea images, and the charm of quilts. Sandy Clough paintings have the warmth and serenity consumers are looking for today.contact: Rick Clough, Sandy Clough Studio; Tel.: (770) 428-9406; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.sandyclough.com

Scholastic Entertainment

Scholastic Entertainment (SE) will spotlight the "hottest" dog around-Clifford The Big Red Dog-by introducing new infant and teen/'tween apparel programs. SE also will highlight "I SPY," the book series celebrating its 10th anniversary and animated series debuting on HBO Family. Additionally, Scholastic's The Magic School Bus will launch a new traveling museum exhibit in January. Dear America will premiere its second stage production, "Dreams In The Golden Country" at The Kennedy Center, while "A Light in the Storm" tours nationwide. Additional news will be released at the show.contact: Peter Van Raalte, VP, consumer products; Tel.: (212) 965-7940

Seeing Spots Inc.

Award-winning graphic designer Terrie Thompson's Seeing Spots is a collection of characters featuring Spot, a clever dog with multiple personalities. Each character is a visual "Spot" pun. "Spot Weld" wields a blowtorch. "Hot Spot" pants in the heat. "Bald Spot" has no hair. "Recreation Spots" feature active Spots. "Fishing Spot" catches a fish. "Climbing Spot" climbs a mountain. "Vacation Spot" wears a tropical shirt and slurps a margarita. With more than 150 renderings, there's a Spot for every market, especially collectibles. Versatile and humorous, the characters have endless merchandising possibilities.contact: Terrie Thompson, president/creator; P.O. Box 83327, Portland, OR 97283; Tel.: (503) 735-0893; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.seeingspots.com

Signatures Network, Inc.

Signatures Network, Inc. (SNI), an industry leader in music licensing, will showcase its entire expanded artist roster. SNI recently acquired substantially all of the assets of Winterland Concessions Company, nearly doubling the company's artist roster to include such artists as Shakira, Slipknot, Incubus, and Rob Zombie. In addition, SNI recently signed five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and multi-platinum artist/actor Usher, both of whom will headline major concert tours in 2002. SNI will be available to explore and discuss licensing opportunities for all of its artists in all product categories.contact: Tara Bantz, licensing & marketing coordinator; Tel.: (415) 247-7149; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.signaturesnetwork.com/

Silver Lining Productions Ltd.

Silver Lining Productions has worldwide television and merchandise rights for best-selling children's book properties. Leading brands include: OLIVIA (Ian Falconer), Max & Ruby and Timothy Goes to School (Rosemary Wells), Toot & Puddle (Holly Hobbie), and Dr. Dog (Babette Cole). An expanded OLIVIA licensing program will be featured at the show, as well as the launch of a new children's property based on a new and hot French publishing program. contact: Amory Millard, CEO; Tel.: (212) 977-1558, ext. 206; e-mail: [email protected]

Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Key properties SPCP will highlight include: Films: I Spy (November 1, 2002), Charlie's Angels 2 (June 2003), S.W.A.T. (based on the original TV series, 2003), and Astro Boy (2005).

TV shows: Jackie Chan Adventures (currently airs on Kids' WB!), Harold and The Purple Crayon (currently airs on HBO Family), Stuart Little (HBO Family, January 2003), Spider-Man (broadcast partner and timing to be determined), and Max Steel (now airing in international territories worldwide).Game shows: Pyramid (syndicated, fall 2002), Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy (syndicated).contact: Juli Boylan (domestic licensing); Tel.: (310) 244-4155, Fax: (310) 244-1038; Bettina Kockler (international licensing-Europe, Middle East, South Africa); Tel.: +49 89 2323 0606, Fax: +49 89 2323 0610; Lisa Storms (international licensing-Asia/Pacific, Latin America); Tel.: (310) 244-4154, Fax: (310) 244-1039

Stanley Shenker & Associates, Inc.

Stanley Shenker & Associates will feature current, dynamic, expanding properties with opportunities for select licenses, in the U.S. and worldwide. They include:

  • The fastest auto racing sport: National Hot Rod Association (NHRA);

  • The oldest extreme sport: Professional Bull Riders (PBR);

  • The sweet science of boxing: Thunderbox;

  • X-Concepts with its Tech Deck and Dudes;

  • The Mod Squad of Motorsports: Speedfreaks;

  • The edgiest motorcyclists: The Metal Mulisha;

  • Speed, power, and style: The World Tae Kwon Do League (WTL); and

  • The quality of design: The Alchemy Carta Group.

contact: 25 Van Zant St., Ste. 8A, Norwalk, CT 06855; Tel.: (203) 853-7772; Fax: (203) 899-1698; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.ssaict.com

Tezuka Production Co., Ltd.

The Tezuka family of characters includes: Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom), Kimba The White Lion (Jungle Emperor Leo), Princess Knight, Black Jack, Ambassador Magma, My Monkey King, and Phoenix. The Tezuka Production Co., Ltd., was founded by the late Osamu Tezuka, the father of Japanese animation. Tezuka drew characters that inspired the direction of the animation industry and remain a central influence on Japanese popular culture.contact: Makoto Nakajima, manager; 4-32-11 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169 Japan; Tel.: +813 3371 6411; Fax: +813 3371 6431; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.tezuka.jp

Timex Licensing Corporation

Timex Licensing Corporation will feature its portfolio of brands including TIMEX, TIMEX

EXPEDITION, TMX, and TIMEX KIDS. TIMEX seeks potential licensees in various electronic product categories and educational toys/games. Lifestyle graphics and licensed products will be on display, defining each brand's lifestyle approach, as well as video news clips and commercials highlighting TIMEX's assortment of brands and products. Timex Licensing Corp. will hold a daily raffle inviting prospective licensees to enter and win his and her watches. Entry forms will be distributed on show buses each day and will be available at the Timex Licensing Corporation booth.contact: Helen Prial; Tel.: (203) 346-5000; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.timex.com


TOKYOPOP is a distributor of international, character-based entertainment and licenses across multiple platforms. With exclusive rights to hundreds of publishing, video, and music products, TOKYOPOP has become a media convergence leader. TOKYOPOP is a premiere provider of video game and anime soundtracks and has millions of books in print and several hit titles based on popular Cartoon Network and Kids! WB programs. With rapidly growing U.S. appeal for its properties, the company is actively expanding into television and licensed goods. Japan mega-merchandise hits Initial D and Stray Sheep are the two properties TOKYOPOP will showcase. contact: www.TOKYOPOP.com

Uccellino, Inc.

Artist Susan LeVine uses light, whimsical images and watercolors combined with her inspirational and poetic writings to create works that lift spirits, open hearts, and enhance the celebration of life. Her company, Uccellino, Inc., means "dear little bird" in Italian, and she takes to heart the Native American belief that birds are the messengers between heaven and earth. Her product portfolio includes message boxes, Spheres of Wonder, Open your heart boxes, Spirit houses, Nests of Affirmations, Celebrating Vitality book, Guide Birds, and gifts for dog and cat owners. Uccellino, Inc., products currently are sold in 600-plus specialty stores, bookstores, hospitals, museums, and galleries.contact: Tel.: (847) 433-9069; e-mail: mailto:[email protected]

Viacom Consumer Products

Timeline and The Core are among some of the hot new properties for Viacom Consumer Products (VCP). VCP also will announce exciting new acquisitions and will be the licensing representative for lifestyle brand Dogtown Skateboards. With a new Star Trek TV series, Enterprise (in its second season this fall); the 10th movie installment, Star Trek: Nemesis; and the launch of the respective licensing program, Star Trek is the brand to watch. VCP will continue to focus on the niche classic program. Some of the properties include: Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Sabrina), Andy Griffith, Brady Bunch, Mighty Mouse, and It's A Wonderful Life. contact: Nancy Bassett, VP, worldwide licensing; Tel.: (323) 956-5523; Website:www.viacomcp.com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Winner of last year's International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) License of the Year for The Powerpuff Girls, Warner Bros.' Consumer Products plans to pack a punch at this year's show. The 2002 lineup encompasses the irreverence of the Looney Tunes, the magic of Harry Potter, the mystery of Scooby-Doo, the force of The Powerpuff Girls, and much more. Building some of the strongest entertainment brands in the world, Warner Bros. Consumer Products offers a phenomenal mix of opportunities to licensees.contacts: Barry Ziehl; Erin Snider; Tel.: (818) 954-6804; (818) 954-3821; e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; Website: www.warnerbros.com

Well Creation

Founded in 1987, Well Creation Limited (a member of Hi-Tech Playthings Group) is one of the leading electronic featured toy manufacturers in Hong Kong. It has its own brand, "WELLMARK," for high-quality electronic featured plush toys; "Angoozie," specifically designed for 0- to 24-month-old babies; as well as two girl-oriented brands, "Jazzy DIVA" for electronic room d?r plush items and "Jazzy Dressy" for pretend play costumes and accessories. The flagship product, "Radio Teddy," won the Hong Kong Best Toy Design 2001. contact: Tel.: +852 3105 1111; Fax: +852 3105 1611; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.hi-techplaythings.com

WGBH Enterprises

WGBH, the premiere producer and licensor for public television programs in the U.S., will feature flagship properties such as Antiques Roadshow, ZOOM, NOVA, and American Experience. New properties include Peep And The Big Wide World, an animated preschool science and nature series; a new and improved The Victory Garden; and WOOF!, featuring renowned dog trainer Matthew Margolis. Also featured will be Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, slated to open in 100 IMAX theatres by 2005.contact: Laura Becker, licensing agent; 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA 02134; Tel.: (203) 254-6619 or (617) 300-3869; e-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.wgbh.org

Woolrich, Inc.

Woolrich, Inc., will launch three new brand partnerships. Tandy Brands Accessories now will offer women's handbags, personal leather goods, and soft-sided luggage. Launched by Elan-Polo, the Woolrich footwear line will feature men's, women's, and children's shoes and slippers. Nester Hosiery will introduce men's and women's socks in a blend of merino and lamb's wool. All licensed products are designed to be worn with Woolrich apparel.contact: Tel.: (800) 995-1299; Website: www.woolrich.com

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