Funko Games’ Josh Manderville and Deirdre Cross on bringing Fast & Furious, Seinfeld and ESPN into board games

Deirdre Cross, VP at Funko Games, and Josh Manderville, Art Director at Funko Games, give us the lowdown on the firm’s latest slate of titles.

Disneyland’s Matt Conover on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Avengers Campus and putting the audience first

In part two of this interview with Matt Conover – Vice President of Disney Live Entertainment at Disneyland – we talk research, inspiration and the importance of creating experiences that speak to new audiences.

Matt Conover – Vice President of Disney Live Entertainment at Disneyland – on innovation, storytelling and collaboration

In the first of a two-part interview, Disneyland’s Matt Conover tells us about the shows that defined his approach to crafting live experiences.

Landmark Studio Group’s David Ozer on the brand potential of cult hit Willy’s Wonderland

We caught up with David Ozer, CEO at Landmark, to learn more about the film’s potential in sectors like apparel, publishing and toys.

Skew’s Oliver Dyer on why the licensing industry’s biggest problem is its name

We sat down with Oliver to discuss Skew’s origins, his thoughts on creativity and why designers don’t get the recognition they deserve in the licensing space.

Emily Jacobs – Head of Global Licensing at The LEGO Group – on how passion and purpose fuel great partnerships

Emily Jacobs, Head of Global Licensing at The LEGO Group, talks brand values, creativity and collaborations.

Natural History Museum’s Maxine Lister on creativity, sustainability and opportunity

We caught up with the Museum’s Head of Licensing – Maxine Lister – to dive into the design process behind some of the firm’s recent collaborations.

WildBrain CPLG’s Jimmy Sorber on Space Invaders, Floris Van Bommel and why we’re in a golden age of footwear collaborations

Jimmy Sorber – Product Development Manager, Northern Europe, WildBrain CPLG – tells us about the creative process behind bringing Space Invaders into footwear.

Star Editions founder Will Marston talks wholesale print, gift and greeting-card licences

Will Marston tells us how he got into wholesale licensing – and which brands are working well online.

BBC Studios Vanessa Hamilton on the near-limitless opportunities to extend the Doctor Who brand

Doctor Who’s Vanessa Hamilton on how she steers the brand through licences of every kind as well as dimensions in time. Kind of…

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