May 4, 2010
MOST MANAGEMENT and STRIKER ENTERTAINMENT, the licensing team behind the successful TWILIGHT SAGA merchandise program, have partnered on several new blockbuster film properties for 2011 and beyond. The big announcement for the upcoming Licensing Show is the November 18, 2011, live action blockbuster from DreamWorks Studios, REAL STEEL, staring Hugh Jackman (X-Men) and directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum films). The master toy and videogame partners will be announced at the Licensing Show. The team are also representing Suzanne Collins, the author of the successful series of novels entitled THE HUNGER GAMES, CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY. The third book in the series releases August and a retail merchandise program is in place to support the release. THE HUNGER GAMES series is also being launched as a feature film series from LIONSGATE and the licensing program will be handled by the Striker/MOST MANAGEMENT team.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE licensing program will be finalized during the Licensing Show and the next film in the TWILIGHT SAGA series, BREAKING DAWN will be entertaining discussions with licensees and retailers. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON has been nominated for five LIMA Awards, including Best Overall Licensing Program for 2009.
Industry veterans Russell Binder and Marc Mostman, with combined 30 years of licensing experience, pooled their resources several years ago to begin representing LIONSGATE and launched the SAW merchandise program and recently, the cult hit KICK-ASS. The team shares offices in Calabasas, CA, and has doubled in size and now coordinates and oversees a network of worldwide agent across multiple properties.
March 1, 2006
MOST MANAGEMENT is a Los Angeles based licensing agency that has made a name for itself creating successful licensing programs based on videogame properties. With clients such as CAPCOM and SNK PLAYMORE, MOST MANAGEMENT's character library includes some of the hottest console games and classic arcade franchises. "I have been involved in licensing videogame properties for over 10 years now and the opportunities for these characters keep expanding," says Marc MOSTMAN, president of MOST MANAGEMENT.
In 2002, MOST MANAGEMENT was appointed North American licensing agency for CAPCOM, a large Japanese videogame company with offices in Osaka, Tokyo and Sunnyvale. Since that time, MOST MANAGEMENT has re-launched the MEGA MAN franchise, focusing on the classic video game icon while supporting a concurrent licensing program based on the KidsWB! MEGA MAN animated series. MOST MANAGEMENT is currently implementing other licensing programs based on new and classic CAPCOM games including the RESIDENT EVIL videogame franchise (which was one of the hottest selling titles of 2005), STREET FIGHTER, DEVIL MAY CRY, and DARKSTALKERS. To date, there are over 200 licensed Capcom products on the marketplace, generating several millions of dollars in retail sales and consistent quarterly royalties.
MOST MANAGEMENT's newest video game client is EIDOS Interactive, the company behind Lara Croft and the TOMB RAIDER franchise. MOST MANAGEMENT has landed a deal for a series of action figures based on TOMB RAIDER, as well as several other Eidos hit franchises, including HITMAN and LEGACY OF KAIN. The figures from NECA made their debut at the International Toy Fair in New York February 2006. Additional items including apparel, trading cards, posters and accessories will follow the second half of 2006.
MOST MANAGEMENT also represents SNK PLAYMORE , the videogame company that dominated arcades and consoles with their unique NEOGEO arcade system with titles such as KING OF FIGHTERS and METAL SLUG. In what is perhaps the most natural extension of a brand, MOST MANAGEMENT has secured a deal to re-create the excitement of the vintage NEOGEO system with Gameroom Classics from PVG Tech.
MOST MANAGEMENT is not just about videogame properties, though. MOST MANAGEMENT recently partnered with Quattro Media's Russell Binder to build a licensing program for LIONSGATE properties, including the SAW feature film franchise, with products that launch in conjunction with the DVD release of the SAW 2 film sequel Spring 2006. Already in the works are action figures, apparel and prop replicas. MOST MANAGEMENT is also building programs for some of the classic LIONSGATE titles such as Quentin Tarrantino's RESERVOIR DOGS.
MOST MANAGEMENT was also recently retained to handle licensing for the highly acclaimed XOMBIE animated web series. The XOMBIE series exploded onto the horror and animation scenes in late 2003, quickly building a devoted fanbase. To date, viewers have downloaded the first 6 episodes over 12 million times. Zombies, robots, mummies, dinosaurs and mysterious monsters — XOMBIE has it all.
MOST MANAGEMENT also handles Seth Green and Matthew Senreich's STOOPID MONKEY, the force behind the hit show "Robot Chicken". MOST MANAGEMENT has crafted a high end program with top tier companies, including apparel manufacturers, novelty companies and specialty retailers targeting the 16 to 34 year old consumer. MOST MANAGEMENT is a full-service licensing agency dedicated to maximizing licensing opportunities and building brand equity for its clients, which include videogame companies, feature film studios, corporate brand owners, authors, artists and more. Get the "MOST" out of licensing your brand! Contact MOST MANAGEMENT or visit us this summer at the International Licensing Show, Booth 4363, June 20 – 22, 2006.