Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
All-American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) announced that two top industry executives, Al Ovadia and Lisa Berlin-Wright will join the agency to more fully develop the company’s licensing, endorsement and promotions opportunities from their growing portfolio of celebrities and corporate brands.
“We’re very thrilled to have Lisa join the agency. We’ve worked with Lisa for years both at Universal Studios and at IMG, and she is a consummate professional and one of most respected and experienced people in the industry,” stated Michael Gottsegen, co-Founding Partner of AALMG.
Tim Rothwell, co-Founding Partner of AALMG stated, “Al Ovadia is recognized as one of the top consumer product’s executives in the industry with vast global experience. Over the years, we’ve successfully collaborated on the mega franchise Spiderman when Al headed up Sony’s Picture Entertainment’s Consumer Products Division. Al also served as President of 20th Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising and is credited with launching highly successful Simpsons global licensing program. Lisa and Al’s collective expertise will be greatly benefit the servicing and business development of our roster of clients,” Rothwell added.
AALMG further announced the signing of CIA Panamericana De Licencias to represent its brands and properties in Mexico and South America. CPL is the only company in Latin America that handles licensing and promotions from a local, pan-regional and global perspective.
About All-American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG)
All-American Licensing & Management Group (AALMG) is a full-service agency specializing in personal client management, licensing, endorsements and retail development. AALMG has an impressive roster of clients ranging from top consumer brands to celebrities. Founded in 2011 by veteran licensing executives Tim Rothwell and Michael Gottsegen, both formerly of IMG, AALMG provides their clients with a global network of relationships as well as a track record of success. Whether it’s developing celebrities or personalities into multi-platform brands or leveraging new technologies with traditional licensing practices, AALMG is committed to connecting its clients with opportunities that generate new revenue streams while building brand loyalty and awareness with consumers. Rothwell is a licensing and business veteran who has recorded the largest licensing deals, in multiple categories, in the industry. And Gottsegen has more than 30 years of retail experience, garnering numerous awards including his induction into the In Store Marketing Institute’s “Hall of Fame.” For more information on AALMG, go to AALMG.com.
About Al Ovadia – Al has over 30 years of senior level global branding, marketing, licensing and promotion experience spearheading the global efforts for building some of the biggest brands in entertainment business. He has won numerous awards for excellence in both licensing and promotion, including the prestigious LIMA Property of the Year on three occasions. He has also served for two terms as a member of the LIMA Board of Directors. Al began his career with NBC Television, where he led the publicity and promotion efforts for some of NBC’s biggest hits including Cosby, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice and others. He served as President, Licensing & Merchandising, for 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw worldwide licensing, promotion and product placement for all of the studio’s film, video and television properties, including The Simpson’s. He was also EVP, Sony Pictures Consumer Products responsible for the global merchandising and branding efforts of Men in Black, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 feature films. Al’s career also included stints at TNA Entertainment, LLC; Equity Marketing; News America Marketing and also Mediacentrix.
About Lisa Berlin Wright - Lisa Berlin Wright specializes in product licensing, promotional partnerships and strategic alliances. She was responsible for developing and closing deals worth $350 million in license fees and $1+ billion in media. Licensed promotions that she has developed have been nominated 10 years in a row by LIMA. Current and former clients include Belinda Carlisle, Atari Games, Fox, IMG, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures. Previously, Lisa was the Senior Vice President Worldwide Promotions for Universal Studios, Consumer Products Group. She was responsible for the worldwide licensed corporate promotional tie-ins for Universal theatrical and television properties. Prior to Universal Studios she was Vice President of Promotions and Consumer Products at Spelling Entertainment, overseeing all promotional and merchandise licensing activity for Spelling Entertainment properties including Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. She is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts as a University Honors Scholar and has a Certificate in Social Media Marketing from Harvard University.
About Compañía Panamericana de Licencias (C.P.L) - C.P.L is the largest promotional and licensing agency in Latin America. The company has more than 30 years of experience working with the marketing departments of local and multinational companies to improve their marketing performances. This is achieved through promotions and/or the successful use of licensed characters, movies, artists, singers and other properties. The Peruvian based company handles most of popular properties from the entertainment industry. These include cartoons, animated series, movies, live TV series, artists, singers, etc, and representation covers most of South and Central America. Companies represented include Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Cartoon Network, Twentieth Century Fox, Nike, Sony Pictures, IMPS, Televisa, Nerdcorps, Vooz Club, Televix among others. As a result of strategic commercial expansion, the company now has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic. Compañia Panamericana de Licencias recognized the advantages of being located in a specific area. This has given CPL an in-depth knowledge of local market conditions which enables them to understand the needs and difficulties of their clients, and give them a planned and innovative marketing service tailored to their local needs. For more information, visit the web site http://www.cpl.com.pe
Michael Gottsegen or Tim Rothwell
(818) 749-7236 * (818) 613-0070
Michael(at)AALMG(dot)com * Tim@AALMG.com