aNb Media News, May 6, 2010

Passas Joins Zoobies

Arete Passas has joined Zoobies LLC as CEO. Most recently she was CEO of Manhattan Toy. Previous posts include Procter & Gamble, Crayola, Scholastic, and Mattel.

3-D TV Conference Scheduled for June

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the addition of the 3D@Home Summit, showcasing the latest content developments in the rollout of 3-D TV, to the program lineup at the CEA Line Shows. CEA Line Shows is the consumer electronics industry’s annual mid-year conference and new technology showcase, scheduled for June 22–23, 2010, at 7 West 34th St. in New York City.

The 3D@Home Consortium, which represents more than 35 3-D technology developers, has joined CEA Line Shows this year. It will provide the overall 3-D picture by unveiling new technologies and techniques.

For conference updates and announcements, follow the 2010 CEA Line Shows on Twitter via @CEAfeed and use #lineshows.

Emily the Strange Expands into Mexico

Torre, a licensee of Emily the Strange in Chile, has been granted the rights to extend its territory into Mexico through a new agreement from the brand’s global licensing agency, Gator Group. Launching later this year, Torre’s new product offerings includes a full range of notebooks, agendas, notepads, and folders just in time for back-to-school.

Created by artist Rob Reger in 1993, Emily the Strange is recognized worldwide for her iconic black hair, black dress, and white Mary Jane shoes as well as her omnipresent four black cats. Emily’s ironic, yet empowering, slogans—“Get Lost,” “Save Yourself,” “Be All You Can’t Be,” (among others)—coupled with signature rock ’n’ roll-inspired graphics epitomize the independence and individuality of a perpetual 13-year-old.

Emily the Strange has an extensive literary heritage including comic books (Dark Horse Comics), collectible gift books (Chronicle Books), and a series of popular teen novels (HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins).