Uni Products gets help from Beanstalk
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group said that it has hired licensing consultancy the Beanstalk Group to further develop and manage select properties in its U.S. consumer products portfolio, including upcoming film releases, Universal Library retro classics and children's TV series. Universal's day-to-day licensing operations will remain under the direction and control of vp worldwide business development Cindy Chang and Debbie Luner, vp worldwide marketing and brand management. The Beanstalk Group will begin working on Universal's "Curious George" TV series, "The Land Before Time" video franchise and new Cartoon Network TV show, and the 2008 theatrical releases "The Mummy: Tomb of the China Warrior," "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" and "The Tale of Despereaux." It also will work on licensing deals for "Scarface" and the Universal Studios Monsters program. Universal properties accounted for $1.5 billion in worldwide retail sales in 2006.