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Deals: Fugitive, Cineflix Rights, Spin Master

Fugitive gets away with the format rights and 40 episodes of Mom vs Matchmaker, while Cineflix Rights acquires the worldwide rights to titles from ITN Productions, and more.

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Spin Master can’t crack the code for Hatchimals

Once the toy and entertainment company’s golden egg, the brand contributed to a 3% decline in revenue for fiscal 2019.

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Spin Master’s COO and CIO step down

Ben Gadbois and Bill Hess have left, while global expansion expert Paul Blom and talent management exec Tara Deakin (pictured) join the toyco’s EVP ranks.

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Netflix picks up new Spin Master series

Mighty Express marks the first time the Toronto-headquartered company has launched a series directly via a streaming service.

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Bakugan: Battle Planet sells internationally

The updated version of the animated TV series has also been renewed for a second season, which is expected to launch next year.

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Spin Master signs a super-deal with DC

The global agreement will see the Toronto-headquartered company launch various iconic superhero products starting in 2020.

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Spin Master to relaunch Bakugan

The company has teamed up with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana to create a new series for Cartoon Network based on the hit property.

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Deals: CBC, Gusto Worldwide, eOne

CBC inks deals for Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, Finding The Secret Path and Jessica Jessica, Gusto sells three originals, plus more.

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.

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Spin Master acquires plush manufacturer Gund

The USD $79-million purchase sees Spin Master expand further into the infant toy and specialty gift category, and marks the latest in a string of acquisitions for the company.

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Spin Master expands in Central Eastern Europe

The toy and entertainment company has opened a new sales and marketing office in Warsaw, Poland, while also appointing a new GM in the region.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.