Gustavo Antonioni, an international film/studio veteran with over 20 years of licensing and retail experience joins the business as a key partner, and will lead the new division as its managing director. He will focus on delivering retail solutions through creative licensing and establishing a strong portfolio of brands. Natasha Dyson joins as vice president, and comes with a high-profile background, having worked with 19 Entertainment, Beanstalk Group and Chapman Entertainment. These senior appointments extend Rizon Studio’s commitment to its already established strategic partnership with US-based Evolution.
The division, since its recent launch has already secured the UK and Ireland rights for the Miramax portfolio, which includes Pulp Fiction, Sin City and Kill Bill. The new team will complement the studio’s creative group and together deliver new and innovative marketing solutions to many of the industries engaging with each other at this year’s International Licensing Expo 2013.
The licensing division is unique in its approach in that creative and retail services will be at the forefront of its business proposition, thereby being able to deliver retail solutions through licensing activity to its existing portfolioand future interested partners. Today’s current retail landscape requires focused retail licensing solutions, and creativity is key to the growth of the industry.
Rizon Studios Licensing Division sits within the Lite Bulb Group, an AIM listed company with 20% shareholder interest from Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and insight from renowned retail expert Sir Richard Greenbury.
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