Interviews

Feature Interview with Jeffrey Godsick from 20th Century Fox Consumer Products

Feature Interview with Jeffrey Godsick from 20th Century Fox Consumer Products

The Bugg Report recently sat down with the President of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, Jeffrey Godsick, to discuss all things FOX and hear his thoughts on the movie business and his time at FOX. Jeffrey Godsick has spent the past 21 years with 20th Century Fox and started his career at FOX as Head…

IMG on a Mission in Australia: Feature Interview with Elie Mansour and Cedric Schaal

IMG on a Mission in Australia: Feature Interview with Elie Mansour and Cedric Schaal

Offering a full service solution for brands, IMG represents the licensing rights of prominent corporate trademarks, media & entertainment properties, sporting brands, personalities and estates. IMG is also the largest independent licensing agency in the world and has an unmatched 50 year track record and global network of offices. We catch up with Elie Mansour,…

A Quick Chat With Mark Abernathy, VP Licensing Business Development at Feld Entertainment

A Quick Chat With Mark Abernathy, VP Licensing Business Development at Feld Entertainment

The Bugg Report sits down with Mark Abernathy to discuss all things relating to Monster Jam and future plans for this powerful brand across the Australian and New Zealand markets. Thank you for speaking to Bugg Toys & Licensing, Mark. Since we last spoke prior to June’s licensing expo, it would be great to get…

A Quick Chat With Mark Abernathy, VP Licensing & Business Development at Feld Entertainment

A Quick Chat With Mark Abernathy, VP Licensing & Business Development at Feld Entertainment

The Bugg Report sits down with Mark Abernathy to discuss all things relating to Monster Jam and future plans for this powerful brand across the Australian and New Zealand markets. Thank you for speaking to The Bugg Report, Mark. Since we last spoke prior to June’s Licensing Expo, it would be great to get an…

Feature Interview with Marc Low from NBCUniversal

Feature Interview with Marc Low from NBCUniversal

Hot on the heels of the return of two blockbuster franchises, Jurassic World and Minions, The Bugg Report recently sat down with Marc Low, Senior Vice President, International Consumer Products at Universal Partnerships & Licensing to discuss all things in and around the upcoming film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, The Secret Life of…

A Quick Chat With Alex Lambeek, Chief Commercial Officer at Rovio

A Quick Chat With Alex Lambeek, Chief Commercial Officer at Rovio

The Bugg Report recently sat down with Alex Lambek from Rovio to discuss Angry Birds and all things relating to the uber-popular brand. Hello Alex, thank you for taking the time to talk with us on the Rovio business and Angry Birds. We believe that you have held a number of very impressive positions throughout…

A Quick Chat With Alita Friedman from Alita’s Brand Bar

A Quick Chat With Alita Friedman from Alita’s Brand Bar

After a hugely successful tenure at the head of Pretty Ugly LLC, where she helped build the quirky yet much-loved Uglydolls brand, Alita Friedman has moved on to open the doors of her brand new venture into brand building, with Alita’s Brand Bar. The Bugg Report brings you a one-on-one feature interview with Alita, to…

A Quick Chat With Jessica Blue, Vice President of Licensing Expo

A Quick Chat With Jessica Blue, Vice President of Licensing Expo

As each year roles on, the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas Nevada becomes more innovative and provides a greater opportunity for the global licensing community to meet. The Bugg Report took some time out recently to interview Jessica Blue, who is now the Vice President of the annual Licensing Expo. Jessica is responsible for delivering…

A Quick Chat With James Walker From Hasbro

A Quick Chat With James Walker From Hasbro

The Bugg Report recently sat down with James Walker, Vice President of Hasbro Brand Licensing & Publishing EMEAP, to discuss the company, its brands and what is in store for the future. James, Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for a mid-year 2014 release – how is the global licensing program taking shape currently? We…

Kelvyn Gardner – Brand Licensing Europe Wrap Up

Kelvyn Gardner – Brand Licensing Europe Wrap Up

This column by Kelvyn Gardner, Managing Director of LIMA in the UK, will be a new addition to our feature articles and we look forward to working with Kelvyn regularly to bring you new and exciting articles from his perspective out of the UK. In this first edition, Kelvyn gives us his wrap up of…