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ALCON ENTERTAINMENT HIRES STRIKER ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE LICENSING OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS FOR THE BLADE RUNNER FRANCHISE

7 Jul - 2021

The deal has an emphasis on Blade Runner: Black Lotus and The Expanse

Alcon Entertainment hires Striker Entertainment to handle the licensing of consumer products for the Blade Runner franchise, with an emphasis on Blade Runner: Black Lotus, and for their hit series The Expanse, it was announced by Alcon Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Striker Entertainment will oversee multiple categories for the franchise including fashion collaborations, collectables, board games, action figures, paper goods, apparel, accessories, prop replicas and more. They will curate a roster of tastemaker licensees that manufacture products that service all fans of the franchise.

Russell Binder, president of Striker Entertainment states: “Alcon has showcased the fact that they know how to produce content that is aimed squarely at the fan in all of us.  We are grateful to have been selected to help Alcon further extend that fan servicing with merchandise and experiential deals that keep these treasured properties in front of audiences and consumers both during and in between seasons.”

Alcon Entertainment owns the rights to the critically acclaimed and Oscar Nominated Blade Runner Franchise including its upcoming animated series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Alcon also owns all rights to their critically acclaimed hit series The Expanse which will debut its sixth season on Amazon Prime this fall.

States Johnson and Kosove: “We are thrilled to continue to expand the Blade Runner universe beyond the screen and create incredible merchandise for Blade Runner fans in partnership with Striker Entertainment. Furthermore, The Expanse fans have been clamoring for more opportunities to own products associated with the show and we trust Striker Entertainment will take great care of them.”

Blade Runner: Black Lotus will be releasing later in 2021 on Adult Swim and CrunchyRoll and Striker Entertainment is actively looking for foundational partners for the licensing program.

The Expanse recently received the prestigious Golden Tomato Award from Rotten Tomatoes for being one of the best reviewed television shows of the year with 100% rating. The show airs on Amazon Prime.

Striker Entertainment is an award-winning independent licensing agency currently representing media and gaming IP including AMC’s The Walking Dead, MRC’s Ozark, Universal’s The Umbrella Academy, Five Nights at Freddy’s among others.

Striker Entertainment is actively looking for foundational partners for the licensing program.


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