Striker Leisure to Lead ‘Blade Runner’ Shopper Merchandise

Alcon Entertainment uses Striker Entertainment for the licensing of consumer goods

Alcon entertainment has tapped Striker entertainment about the licensing of consumer goods for the “Blade Runner” franchise with a focus on “Blade Runner: Black Lotus“And” The Expanse “, the science fiction series based on the novels of the same name by James SA Corey.

“Alcon has shown that they know how to produce content that targets the fan in all of us,” said Russell Binder, president of Striker Entertainment. “We are grateful to have been selected to help Alcon expand this fan service with merchandising and experiences that showcase these treasured properties to audiences and consumers both during and between seasons.”

By compiling a list of fan-first tastemaker licensees, Striker Entertainment will oversee fashion collaborations, collectibles, board games, action figures, stationery, clothing, accessories and pop replicas.

The announcement comes as the prioritized series near their release later this year. “The Expanse” will be released for its sixth and final season on Amazon Prime in the fall, while “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” will premiere on Adult Swim and CrunchyRoll before the end of 2021.

“We’re excited to be expanding the Blade Runner universe beyond the screen and working with Striker Entertainment to create incredible merchandise for ‘Blade Runner fans’,” said Alcon Entertainment Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. “Also, ‘The Expanse’ fans have asked for more ways to own products related to the show, and we trust Striker Entertainment will take great care of that.”

As an award-winning independent licensing agency, Striker Entertainment represents media and gaming IP for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and Universal’s “The Umbrella Academy”. She is actively looking for founding partners for her licensing program.

Dolly Parton’s ‘The Library That Dolly Built’ has an exclusive screening window for AARP members

Dolly Parton The film “The Library That Dolly Built” is offering an exclusive screening window for AARP members on Wednesday in collaboration with Dollywood, Abramorama, The Dollywood Foundation, AARP and Giant Pictures.

The July 7 screening of the film examining Parton’s nonprofit Imagination Library will be followed by a global release on July 9 on digital platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play and Cable On Demand.

Originally planned for April 2020, “The Library That Dolly Built” premiered digitally on December 8, 2020 in front of an audience of over 1 million people.

“I’m so excited that we can finally tell the full story of my Imagination Library,” said Parton. “It is certainly not just about me. Our story is the story of children, families and communities who all share the dream of inspiring children to read and learn. I hope this documentary will encourage more cities, more states, and even more countries to jump on board. One thing is certain, this is the best investment I have ever made! “

Oculus Sets’ Paper Birds Pt. 1 & 2 ′ release date

Oculus announced that the animated short film “Paper Birds Pt. 1 & 2 “will be available exclusively for Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 on July 8th.

The two-part virtual reality experience tells the story of Toto (Archie Yates), a short-sighted child with an exceptional musical talent. Under the guidance of his grandparents Robert (Edward Norton), a highly respected musician who was primarily devoted to his music, and Elsa (Joss Stone), who gave up her dreams of becoming an artist to take care of her family , Toto must find his way through the world of darkness to bring back his sister who has been taken away by mysterious shadows. He will use the depth of the music to open portals to the invisible world. And when he faces the shadows, they will reveal their deeper purpose.

Directed by writer German Heller and Federico Carlini, the films are the latest immersive virtual reality experiences from 3DAR and Baobab Studios. They first premiered virtually at the Tribeca Festival 2021 on June 11th.

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GOOD NEWS: Runner elevating cash, consciousness about MS

Rich Stein, a production manager for Market Street, San Angelo, prepares to raise funds and awareness in Ohio on August 2 and end in Pennsylvania six days later. (Courtesy photo)

SAN ANGELO After battling multiple sclerosis since 2012, a San Angelo man decided to do something about it.

He’ll run.

As part of America’s first and only cross-country relay race, it undertakes a 167-mile stretch of a 3,260-mile journey – all to raise funds and raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.

Rich Stein, a product manager for Market Street in San Angelo, said one day in 2012 he woke up blind in his right eye for no apparent reason. He said he spent most of a week in the hospital undergoing tests and treatments.

“I left the hospital in a 30-minute drive home and only had the vision of my left eye,” Stein said. “That and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a disease I didn’t know about until then. I had no idea what it would mean for the rest of my life to have multiple sclerosis. “

After learning to live life with a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord for eight years, Stein said he was hungry to push his body to its limits while running. That’s when he found MS Run the US.

“MS Run the US is dedicated to raising awareness and resources in support of multiple sclerosis research and helping people with disabilities due to MS,” he said. “The Ultra Relay is an annual event where 19 runners are selected for each 160 mile run over 6 days. City by city, state by state across America. “

Stein set a fundraising goal of $ 10,000 for MS research and a cure. His employer, Market Street and the United Family, donated $ 5,000 to his goal and created hats and shirts to be sold with any proceeds for Stein’s goal. Stein’s portion of the run begins in Ohio on August 2 and ends in Pennsylvania six days later.

May 30th was World MS Day.

For more information or to donate, visit

People can also follow Stein’s journey on Instagram at: running_greatly_with_ms.