News Article | May 19, 2017
The Snack World is the newest cross-media project from LEVEL-5 abby that will be featured at the show. Created specifically for a global audience and planned to be bigger than YO-KAI WATCH, The Snack World is a cool, tech-infused fantasy story that follows the magical adventures of a boy named Chup and his comrades. New CGI animation has just been released in Japan, and a full product line will be released in July including a video game from Nintendo®; iOS and Android mobile games; a toy line and comic books. The highly successful The Layton Series puzzle mystery games will expand with the newest game from LEVEL-5 abby, LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy, launching globally on mobile platforms on July 20 with a Nintendo video game to follow in the fall. This will be the first mobile launch for The Layton Series games. The new title takes a twist on previous games by introducing a new protagonist, Katrielle Layton, daughter of Professor Hershel Layton, as she solves mysterious events and happenings across London. Over the last 10 years The Layton Series of games have sold over 16 million units worldwide and have become fan favorites. YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous and invisible Yo-kai all around him. YO-KAI WATCH fun will continue globally with a full multi-media campaign from LEVEL-5 abby including new animation, and new games from Nintendo. Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company's mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company's tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, PROFESSOR LAYTON™, and THE SNACK WORLD™, have debuted via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/multi-media-entertainment-company-level-5-abby-inc-showcases-their-latest-childrens-properties-at-licensing-expo-2017-300460571.html
News Article | May 19, 2017
The Snack World is the newest cross-media project from LEVEL-5 abby that will be featured at the show. Created specifically for a global audience and planned to be bigger than YO-KAI WATCH, The Snack World is a cool, tech-infused fantasy story that follows the magical adventures of a boy named Chup and his comrades. New CGI animation has just been released in Japan, and a full product line will be released in July including a video game from Nintendo®; iOS and Android mobile games; a toy line and comic books. The highly successful The Layton Series puzzle mystery games will expand with the newest game from LEVEL-5 abby, LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy, launching globally on mobile platforms on July 20 with a Nintendo video game to follow in the fall. This will be the first mobile launch for The Layton Series games. The new title takes a twist on previous games by introducing a new protagonist, Katrielle Layton, daughter of Professor Hershel Layton, as she solves mysterious events and happenings across London. Over the last 10 years The Layton Series of games have sold over 16 million units worldwide and have become fan favorites. YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous and invisible Yo-kai all around him. YO-KAI WATCH fun will continue globally with a full multi-media campaign from LEVEL-5 abby including new animation, and new games from Nintendo. Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company's mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company's tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, PROFESSOR LAYTON™, and THE SNACK WORLD™, have debuted via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby.
News Article | August 2, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Level Brands, Inc., a diversified, innovative brand and marketing company focused on bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding, for leading businesses, which intends to focus on art, beauty, travel, health & wellness, fashion and entertainment, today announces its intention to file a Regulation A+ initial public offering. Level Brands is the first company with a nationally recognized woman, Chairman Emeritus to launch a Regulation A+ IPO with an intent to list on a national securities exchange. Founded in 2015, licensed brand marketing and corporate brand management are at the core of the Level Brand businesses: Ireland Men One, or I’M1, for millennial men, and the women who love them; Encore Endeavor One, or EE1, is the corporate brand management unit, and producer of entertainment projects, as well as events; Beauty & Pin-Ups, Level Brands’ multi-dimensional women’s and hair care business unit. Working closely with its Chairman Emeritus and Chief Branding Strategist, Kathy Ireland, the Chairman, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, Level Brands seeks to secure strategic licenses and joint venture partnerships for its brands, as well as to grow the portfolio of brands through strategic acquisitions. Affiliates of kathy ireland® Worldwide are the co-managing directors and minority owners of both I’M1 and EE1, recently formed brands acquired by Level Brands as its subsidiaries in January 2017. Individuals interested in learning more about Level Brands’ Regulation A+ investment opportunity and registering an indication of interest are invited to visit http://banq.co/listings/LB. “Level Brands’ offering will enable investors the opportunity to invest in the licensed branding team that propels the kathy ireland® Worldwide enterprise. This same creative team is the branding force behind Level Brands,” said Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Sumichrast. “We believe that our Regulation A+ IPO will open up the opportunity to invest in an initial public offering – previously typically the exclusive terrain of large institutional investors and the investment bank’s clients – to a wider array of investors, at the start." Kathy Ireland, Level Brands’ Chairman Emeritus and Chief Brand Strategist says, “We believe this is a very dynamic and powerful moment at Level Brands. We believe Level Brands is well positioned for significant growth, and is gaining traction and momentum across its three current business segments, including I’M1, Co-Founded by Tommy Meharey - Marine, millennial father, global fashion model, concert producer, Vice President of kathy ireland® Weddings & Resorts, as well as the youngest Board of Directors member of kathy ireland® Worldwide. Mr. Meharey began his career securing and renovating real estate for kathy ireland® Worldwide in Hawaii, California, Texas, Nevada, as well as international destinations. Level Brands is committed to social responsibility in every sector of what we do at this company. Each partner, client, and licensee must agree to join us in supporting Millennium Development Goals to improve the condition of lives around the world.” As recently as last week, I’M1 announced its most recent partnership with André Phillipe, who is bringing a fashion-forward vision to I’M1’s portfolio. The new I’M1 Suits by André Phillipe offerings include the bespoke, tailored offerings which made Mr. Phillipe and his partner, Jason Smith, celebrated in the world of fashion. Last week, Level Brands also began retail placement for I’M1 Eyewear by Looseleaf. EE1 was Co-Founded by Nic Mendoza, heir to a family legacy with generations of extraordinary musical success. Mr. Mendoza is a certified sound specialist, with an emphasis on live performance, having toured with artists as diverse as Janet Jackson and Robin Thicke, and a producer of albums and musical theater - including Up, Up and Away! Starring 7-time GRAMMY award winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Mr. Mendoza’s next EE1 projects include concept songbook albums and programming, celebrating the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as Stevie Wonder. Global distribution for these albums will be announced at a later date. EE1 has broadcasting and digital strategies globally, and is responsible for the creative development, and marketing management, for all clients and companies at Level Brands. “Beauty & Pin-Ups began as a hair care program for the clients of stylists. Cosmopolitan Magazine named Beauty & Pin-Ups one of the beauty industry’s most disruptive brands. Supermodel Katie Meade, a champion and client of Best Buddies, who lives a powerful life with Down Syndrome, which does not define her, and advocates for people through the non-profit led by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is the first woman in history with Down Syndrome to secure a major beauty contract, and star in a beauty campaign. Katie proves that beauty is diversity. Beauty is so many wonderful things. We could not lead a brand called Beauty & Pin-Ups if the definition was traditional. The Beauty & Pin-Ups mission is to shatter limits, and disrupt the beauty industry by redefining, what ‘beauty’ really is,” said Ms. Ireland. “Both I’M1 and EE1 are led in marketing and creative by Stephen Roseberry, President and Chief Marketing Officer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, and our genius, Global Creative Director, Jon Carrasco, respectively. Jon and Stephen are brilliant people who have devoted their entire careers to the success of kathy ireland® Worldwide, our related companies and clients. It’s thrilling to have these exemplary and unparalleled leaders serving Level Brands. We decided many years ago that kathy ireland® Worldwide would never be a public company. Level Brands is our singular opportunity to share best-in-class brand building strategies in the public arena,” says Ms. Ireland. “For over 28 years, we have had the incredible privilege of learning from, working beside and bringing the amazing gifts of our CEO, Chief Designer and Chair to market,” said Mr. Roseberry and Mr. Carrasco in a joint statement. “kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW), launched with great ambition and limited resources, at Kathy’s kitchen table in Santa Barbara, California, selling a single collection of socks, manufactured by our friends and partners, John and Marilyn Moretz. That beginning grew into one of the most successful, diverse, and progressive brands in the world and one of the very few owned and led by a powerful woman. Today, Kathy is recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Fashion. With a portfolio which includes; art, fashion, home, weddings, travel, diamonds, publishing, merchant services, insurance, artist management, real estate, entertainment, lifestyle products, health & wellness, Kathy continues to lead the way in brand building. Many of these categories, will be introduced to Level Brands, which is our greatest endeavor in multi-brand expansion. This company and team is vitally important to everyone at kathy ireland® Worldwide. Today, Kathy is one of the world’s leading lifestyle designers, celebrated entrepreneurs, and most importantly, a world-class philanthropist, whose talents, heart and resources are committed to unique vision and strategies. ‘Teach.’ ‘Inspire.’ ‘Empower’. ‘Make Our World Better.’ These are Kathy’s tenets in life, in business, and for Level Brands,” added Mr. Roseberry and Mr. Carrasco. “With this exciting backdrop of potential, multiple growth markets, as well as upcoming new business opportunities, we are pleased to participate in this new ‘level’ field for those among us, who may not have enjoyed access to the inner circle of initial investment offerings. Regulation A+ represents the democratization of investment opportunity,” stated Mr. Sumichrast. “We applaud the new SEC regulations that allows us to share this opportunity with a larger group of investors to participate in the IPO of our exciting new enterprise, Level Brands,” concluded Mr. Sumichrast. “We thank Joseph Gunnar & Co., for their tremendous work as our lead underwriter. Our friendship and their counsel goes back many years. We greatly appreciate TriPoint Global Equities for their support in this exciting venture,” said Ms. Ireland. TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, working with its online division, BANQ®, will act as the managing selling agent, allowing investors access to participate in Level Brands’ offering. “It is a distinct pleasure to have a great executive, who is chronicled by Forbes, CNBC, The Today Show, Reuters, Fox Business, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, Investor’s Business Daily, as an authentic and successful leader in the business of licensing and brand building, agree to be a part of a Regulation A+ IPO, for Level Brands, with a proposed listing on a national securities exchange. The fact that this executive is a recognized icon in business, retail, and fashion is a great honor. Kathy Ireland is one of the most successful people in the world. Many celebrities start brands which stagger and stagnate. Many famous people lost control of their companies, and in fact, their names. Ms. Ireland, and her 28-year history, as a disruptive leader is a shining example of approaching businesses in new ways. Her stewardship of brands, from her own to Elizabeth Taylor’s and many others, is very innovative, this is Ms. Ireland’s newest demonstration of wise innovation and is an example of how things can be done by people, and particularly women, in the entrepreneurial space.” said Mark Elenowitz, Founder and CEO of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC. Mr. Elenowitz added, “This presents a great opportunity for believers and followers of Kathy Ireland’s accession in corporate brand management and consumer brand licensing to invest in this new public venture, Level Brands, by buying shares at the initial offering price.” Mr. Sumichrast added: “Licensed brand marketing is a tremendous business model. Great brands have the power to disrupt – and even transform – industries. Together with Kathy and the entire team, who we consider to be the world’s best brand builders, we intend our brands and products to be leaders in these three businesses, as well as numerous other industries, and across all markets in which we will operate. We are pleased to have exceptional designers, celebrities, artists and companies reaching out to us at Level Brands, to help them expand their market share and take their corporate branded businesses, sales and marketing to the next level.” Level Brands creates bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding for leading businesses. With a focus on corporate brand management and consumer products marketing art, beauty, fashion, health & wellness including the beverage space, entertainment, and real estate. Licensed brand marketing is at the core of the Level Brand businesses: Ireland Men One, or I’M1, for millennial men and the women who love them; Encore Endeavor One, or EE1, corporate brand management and producer of experiential entertainment events and products across multiple platforms; Beauty & Pin-Ups, Level Brands’ hair care and disruptive women’s products brand. For more information, please see http://LevelBrands.com. The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has not yet been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
News Article | July 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“The truth is stranger than fiction!” Global entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. today released LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy to the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android devices for $15.99. The first installment in the popular LAYTON SERIES in five years, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY is a challenging puzzle adventure game providing a robust and full featured console experience on mobile devices. In celebration of the LAYTON SERIES’s 10th Anniversary LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy can be downloaded now for $15.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. Mystery lovers, brace yourselves! A rich and robust console game at its beginnings, the new LAYTON SERIES title is now pocket-sized. Forget classic mobile gaming experiences or time-killer mini-games with no depth, and step into a fantastic, mystery adventure unseen on a smartphone. For the first time, your favorite console game is now available on your mobile device, with the greatest number of puzzles to solve of any game of the LAYTON SERIES. All console fans, do not worry, your favorite puzzle game will be on the way for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems too, as soon as October! “Today is the beginning of a brand-new journey for millions of mobile gamers around the world as we debut the first new game in the LAYTON SERIES in five years on mobile devices first,” said Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operation Officer at LEVEL-5 abby Inc. “Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy will provide longtime fans and those new to the series a delightful story, filled with charming characters and hundreds of challenging puzzles that they can play anywhere, anytime. We are proud to be a part of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems with the release of this game!” Players will join Katrielle Layton on a mysterious adventure through the heart of London as she becomes embroiled in a casual, comical, and quizzical quest. You’ll be whisked around London’s famous landmarks, solving case after unlikely case, discovering clues and unraveling mysteries. The extraordinary puzzle solving adventure features the largest collection of puzzles in the franchise to date. Mini-games and customization options for the Layton Detective Agency and Katrielle’s outfit can be unlocked as players advance in the story. With twelve intriguing cases, seven multi-millionaires, and one whopper of a conspiracy, the latest Layton installment will prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the truth IS stranger than fiction! For more information on LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy, please visit http://www.laytonseries.com/ and follow us on http://facebook.com/laytonseries, http://twitter.com/laytonseries, and http://instagram.com/laytonseries. Multimedia entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. produces and distributes engaging content for game and anime fans worldwide – enjoyed by children and adults alike. The company's mission is to bring its cross-media content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and devices. LEVEL-5 abby is committed to maintaining its position at the forefront of where new technologies and great storytelling intersect. The company's initial franchise, YO-KAI WATCH™, has appeared on television, games, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. LEVEL-5 abby Inc.’s headquarters is in Santa Monica, California. To learn more, visit the company’s website at http://www.level5.co.jp/abby. LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets video game software and produces mega-hit IPs targeting kids around the world. The company specializes in cross-media strategies and oversees corresponding counterparts (anime, toys, manga, etc.) for its titles. The company's flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON™ series has shipped over 15.5 million units worldwide, The Ni no Kuni™ series, featuring animations created the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, has sold over 1.5 million units worldwide and received numerous prominent game awards. LEVEL-5's cross-media titles include INAZUMA ELEVEN™, Little Battlers eXperience, and most recently YO-KAI WATCH™, which has sold over 13 million copies of its games worldwide. While maintaining its foundation as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media as it strives to flourish as a world-class entertainment brand. To learn more, please visit http://www.level5.co.jp/abby. The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.
News Article | June 6, 2017
Level 3 Construction, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of our latest project Stage Two Nine Photo Studio. A trusted name in the region’s hospitality renovation and construction, Level 3 has currently been focused on T.I.’s, multifamily and restaurant projects in the San Diego market. Stage Two Nine is a photo studio space that will offer half and full day rentals to clients from different industries. The space promises to be ideally suited for shooting fashion, still life, celebrity, catalogs, videos, or for interviews, castings, and events. One of the most noteworthy structural aspects of this project is the use of shipping containers. This is one of the emerging trends in ecologically-conscious design, and Level 3 has made the optimum utilization of shipping containers in this project. Shipping containers were used in this project to create rooms and different levels in an open industrial space, and were put into place by forklifts. Some other important aspects of this project from a construction point-of-view include a 3,000 Sqft. studio space with 26’ high ceilings, a 12’ wide by 15’ tall roll up garage door, temperature control system, lounge, wardrobe area, hair salon and a 32’ wide Cyclorama. Highlighting the project’s top notch craftsmanship, the owner of Stage Two Nine Photo Studio Justin Lheureux mentioned, “Stepping into the studio is entering a space that is dedicated to art and creativity. I see a spark in all creatives when they come through the door; it is a place to inspire.” To find out more about Level 3 Construction, Inc. and their state-of-the-art projects, please visit http://www.level3construction.com/ About Level 3 Construction: Founded in 2006 by President and CEO Ian Mahon, Level 3 Construction, located in Carlsbad, California, is known for being a leader in hospitality renovation and construction with a growing presence in multifamily, restaurants, office and T.I.’s. Our project experience ranges from small interior renovations and tenant improvements to multi-million dollar ground up hotel and restaurant construction and renovations. Level 3 collaborates with developers, owners, architects and property owners to implement the most efficient and cost-effective solutions that will reinvigorate a property. Level 3 Construction continues to grow its portfolio of work through quality performance and on-time completion of projects.
Level Inc | Date: 2014-03-27
An adjustable combination square includes a longitudinally extending blade slidably received within a slot in a head. A movable clamping member is engaged with the blade, and a biasing member acts on the clamping member to normally bias the clamping member toward an engaged position in which the blade is engaged against a surface of the slot. A manually operable pivotable actuator arrangement is carried by the head. Actuation of the pivotable actuator arrangement applies a force to the clamping member that works against the biasing member so as to selectively move the clamping member away from the engaged position to enable the blade to be moved axially relative to the head. Releasing the pivotable actuator arrangement releases the force so that the biasing member returns the clamping member to the engaged position to maintain the blade in position relative to the head.
Level Inc | Date: 2013-02-21
A rafter angle square includes a first, ruler side, a second fence side, and a hypotenuse side extending between the ruler and fence sides to form a right triangle. The tool includes a front side and a back side and a number of markings on the front and back sides for carrying out measurements and other operations with the tool. The tool includes a scribe guide arrangement having a slot defining opposing edges. The edges include a number of projections extending toward the opposing edge and defining a number of scribe guide notches between adjacent projections. The scribe guide notches of the opposing edges are aligned with one another and configured to enable a user of the tool to mark a workpiece in a first and second, opposing direction parallel with an edge of the workpiece at the same distance from the edge of the workpiece.
Level Inc | Date: 2014-03-27
A measuring wheel includes a handle that can be folded into a non-use position. The wheel lies in a plane, and the handle moves in a plane coincident with the plane of the wheel between a collapsed position and an extended use position. The handle has a proximal section and a distal section that connect about a pivot point for movement between a collapsed position and the extended use position. The measuring wheel has a releasable engagement member associated with one of the handle sections that releasably holds the handle in the extended position. The releasable engagement member can be disengaged to allow the handle to be collapsed.
Level Inc | Date: 2014-03-07
The present disclosure provides a system for generating a voucher including a voucher value, a refund value, and an expiration date, wherein the voucher value is at least based on information received from a consumer. If the system receives payment information from the consumer for the voucher and the system does not receive confirmation that the purchased voucher was not redeemed by the expiration date, the system will refund the consumer the refund value associated with the voucher.
Level Inc | Date: 2015-09-02
An end cap arrangement for a level, in which a frame of the level includes and end defining a recess and one or more engagement protrusions. The end cap arrangement includes an end cap body and a retainer that is movable between engaged and release positions. The retainer includes retainer structure that engages the engagement protrusions when the retainer is in the engaged position to prevent removal of the end cap body. The retainer also includes clearance structure that can be moved past the engagement protrusions to enable the end cap body to be removed from the level frame. The end cap arrangement may be used with either a box beam or I-beam level frame.