June 9, 2021 – TORONTO – 9 Story Media Group and Karma’s World Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have partnered with multiple international licensing agencies to build out the global licensing program for their new animated series Karma’s World. New partners include Haven in Australia & New Zealand, The Wizards in France, TBR The Brand Residence in Germany, Planeta Junior in Spain, Portugal and Italy, BLA! Boutique Licensing Agency in the Nordics and Eastern Europe, License Connection in Benelux, and Lotus in Latin America. The roster of agents also includes Retail Monster in the UK, which was announced last month. Deals were secured by 9 Story Brands, 9 Story Media Group’s dedicated brand management and consumer products division.
Set to premiere globally on Netflix later this fall, Karma’s World has already built out an impressive roster of licensees, including global partnerships with Scholastic and Mattel, with additional partnerships to be announced soon. 9 Story Brands will work closely with the international agents to develop regional licensing programs across apparel, accessories, back to school, HBA, role play, arts and crafts and more. 9 Story will be supporting each territory with localized YouTube, social media and public relations strategies as well as working alongside Mattel and Scholastic to build out regional approaches specific to each market.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Haven, The Wizards, TBR The Brand Residence, Planeta Junior, BLA! Boutique Licensing Agency, License Connection and Lotus, to turn Karma’s World into a leading global brand,” said Kristin Lecour, Co-VP Consumer Products for 9 Story. “Working with this team of best-in-class agents to develop bespoke programs alongside licensees, retailers and marketing partners will ensure success at a regional level. With the brand’s powerful messages about empowerment, self-expression, and using your voice to change the world, we are excited for Karma’s World to make its mark internationally.”
Karma’s World is based on a concept created by multi-award-winning American rapper, actor, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (Fast and Furious Franchise,
Fear Factor, Crash), and is a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her voice and using it to change her world.
About 9 Story Brands
9 Story Brands is the dedicated brand management and consumer products division of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer and distributor of kids and family focused intellectual property. 9 Story Brands builds international entertainment brands for kids, with expertise across creative, brand marketing and licensing. 9 Story Brands manage merchandising rights for top children’s properties including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,
Clifford The Big Red Dog, Colorforms, Wild Kratts, Super Why! and Karma’s World.
About Chris Bridges
Chris Bridges, sometimes professionally known as “Ludacris” is a successful actor, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as one of pop music’s most successful recording artists. Chris currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His love for his community led him to found The Ludacris Foundation (TLF), in 2001. This nonprofit organization seeks to inspire youth through education and memorable experiences and to uplift families and communities, while fostering economic development. For more information on TLF check out theludacrisfoundation.org.
About Karma’s World Entertainment
Karma’s World Entertainment, founded by Chris Bridges, is an entertainment media company dedicated to helping kids develop self-esteem, healthy living, creativity and leadership skills through fun music and problem-solving educational programs, with an appreciation for diversity.