As the president of Ashber Corporation, Bruce Furst pursues high-profile licensing ventures that include supplying music content to film productions. Over the years, Bruce Furst has also merchandised licensed products for organizations such as the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Paramount Pictures Theatrical Library, and King Features Syndicate.
Having syndicated more than 200 comics over its century-long history, King Features dates back to the late 19th century, when William Randolph Hearst acquired the pioneering comic strip The Yellow Kid for his newspapers. He subsequently helped launch early-20th-century favorites such as Krazy Kat, Bringing Up Father, and The Katzenjammer Kids. In 1915, Hearst founded King Features in order to better manage the burgeoning syndication business.
Many of the company's best-known properties have been in print for decades, including Flash Gordon, Dennis the Menace, Prince Valiant, Family Circle, and Bizarro. Notably, the company combines strategies of product merchandising and newspaper circulation with a core commitment to works that have artistic and cultural value.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.