MGM inks licensing deals for forthcoming movies

MUMBAI: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. has unveiled its lineup of properties including the latest evolutions of Fame, The Pink Panther and Stargate. The company has inked various licensing deals for these films.

A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame. MGM has inked major deals for this iconic property with Blues Clothing, NTD Apparel, Jerry Leigh, and S. Goldberg & Co. The movie debuts in theaters on 25 September, 2009.

The Pink Panther is turning forty-five this year and MGM will debut Pink Panther & Pals on Cartoon Network in 2010. A sneak peak at the entertaining new series, targeting 4-8 year olds, will debut at this year’s licensing show. Additional highlights to be discussed at this year’s show include Avex Nation’s concert series "a-nation" where Pink Panther goes blue for 2009, Comme des Garcons, Cris Conf’s "Pinko" line and Thomas Pink’s high-end dress shirts initiative with Pink Panther.

SGU: Stargate Universe marks the sixteenth season and the third evolution of the Stargate franchise. SGU premieres on SCI FI Channel, BSkyB and other networks around the world beginning in October 2009.

MGM is also offering a host of new opportunities surrounding its upcoming features The Cabin In The Woods, The Zookeeper, Red Dawn and The Three Stooges.

"We are actively soliciting promotional partners, and on select properties licensees for these incredible properties and invite potential parties to come by or visit to learn more," said MGM Consumer Products executive director Tricia Samuels.