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Woman behind Dora licensing named to industry Hall of Fame


NEW YORK – Leigh Anne Brodsky, president Nickelodeon Consumer Products has been selected for induction into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Licensing Industry Hall of Fame. Brodsky joins a select list of only 36 inductees—including Charles Schulz and Jim Davis, both of whom she worked with earlier in her career—since LIMA began recognizing these giants in 1985.

The induction ceremony will take place on June 14 at the annual LIMA Opening Night Awards Ceremony at Licensing International Expo 2011, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Brodsky is the woman behind one of the biggest licensing properties -- Dora the Explorer. In 2010, Dora celebrated its 10th anniversary and remains one of the top preschool shows on television.In 2003, Brodsky was named entertainment marketer of the year by Advertising Age.

“Leigh Anne Brodsky represents the best of our industry with her passion for bringing people of all ages together through characters and products that entertain, enlighten, and become part of our shared cultural experience,” said Charles Riotto, president of LIMA. “Her dedication and commitment to our industry and her service to our organization is exemplary and she has tirelessly led our charitable efforts. For all of her accomplishments, we are proud to honor Leigh Anne by inducting her into the Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.”

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