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  1. Banijay Rights Appoints Leila Loumi as VP Licensing

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of content powerhouse Banijay Entertainment, today announces the appointment of Leila Loumi as VP Licensing.

    Leila will be responsible for executing Banijay Rights’ licensing and merchandising strategy across Banijay Entertainment’s key brands, which includes MasterChef, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Rogue Heroes, Simon’s Cat, Deal or No Deal, Big Brother and Survivor.

    An experienced senior executive, Leila was formerly Global Senior Director of Licensing at brands agency Licensing Matters Global. Prior to this, she held senior licensing positions at media companies and agencies including WarnerMedia, Turner Broadcasting System and Beanstalk.

    Based in London, Leila will report into David Christopher, Group Director, Licensing and Merchandise, Banijay, who said: “With more than 20 years’ global experience in licensing, strategic partnerships, sales, strategic retail placement and marketing, Leila is an accomplished all-round senior executive with a unique perspective on the industry. We are excited she’s joining our team as we look to expand our licensing business this year.”

    Leila Loumi, VP Licensing, Banijay Rights, added: “Banijay Rights has a fantastic reputation in the global licensing space, so I’m absolutely thrilled to join this team at what is a pivotal time for business. I can’t wait to get started.”

    Led by CEO Cathy Payne, Banijay Rights represents a world-class, multi-genre portfolio of standout programming including Survivor, Big Brother, MasterChef, Peaky Blinders, Rogue Heroes, Marie Antoinette, Grantchester, Mr Bean and Black Mirror.

  2. The Official Peaky Blinders Manchester is Unveiled

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay today announces the unveiling of the official bar and restaurant Peaky Blinders Manchester.

    Situated in the heart of the city, Peaky Blinders Manchester is a destination venue for fans of the show to enjoy food, drink, and entertainment with a 1920s influence, inspired by the hit series. Lining the walls of the venue are exclusive images taken from the series and show props that were used during filming. The drinks menu includes an extensive range of Peaky Blinders themed cocktails such as Monaghan Boy, Solomon’s Silence and Sweet Ada, while the food menu includes classic dishes with a Peaky Blinderstwist. Weekly live entertainment includes bands and performers which echo the glamour and style of the roaring twenties.

    David Christopher, Group Director of Licensing and Merchandising, Banijay, says: “We love to offer fans the chance to inhabit the incredible world of Peaky Blinders, and a venue like this, which is enjoyed by so many people, complements our portfolio of immersive entertainment. Bringing Peaky Blinders Manchester on board as an official licensee, ensures customers can enjoy an experience synonymous with the integrity, quality and character of the series.”

    The multi-award-winning Peaky Blinders was created and written by Steven Knight (SAS Rogue Heroes, Taboo, See, Great Expectations). The series is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and co-produced with Banijay’s Tiger Aspect Productions. The global Peaky Blinders brand is owned by Caryn Mandabach Productions. Distributed by Banijay Rights it has sold in more than 183 countries and is widely available internationally on Netflix including in the USA.