AND NOW GLOBAL ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF“HAROLD LLOYD” CATALOGUE FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION
Offering includes 45 Feature Length & Short Films from HAROLD LLOYD, Renowned Comic Genius of the Silent Film Era
Classic Fan Favorites SAFETY LAST!, THE KID BROTHER and SPEEDY -PLUS- A Selection of HAROLD LLOYD Films Never Made Available Before
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, Canada (March 27, 2019) - And Now Global, a new international TV/Digital distribution and development company from British Columbia proudly announces the acquisition of 45 HAROLD LLOYD titles for international distribution.
HAROLD LLOYD was one of the great comic stars of the cinema, a genius on par with Chaplin and Keaton. And Now Global’s HAROLD LLOYD full catalogue is a collection of 45 retouched titles -- 16 features (including 5 talkies), 28 short films and 1 compilation film -- with a number of classic favorites including Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last! (1923), Girl Shy (1924), The Freshman (1925), and The Kid Brother (1927).
Plus, there are a number of films in this catalogue that have not been syndicated internationally for over 20 years, while others have never been broadcast; these titles include His Royal Slyness (1920), Young Mr. Jazz (1919) as well as Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917), featuring “Lonesome Luke”, a character Harold Lloyd portrayed in the early years of his career -- which again, was neither aired nor duplicated.
“The comedic stylings of Harold Lloyd are absolutely timeless and we are honoured to help shine the spotlight back on one of the world’s greatest comedic legends,” commented Eric Y. Lapointe, President, And Now Global. “We are excited to add this incredible content to our roster and looking forward to launching our initial sales effort at MIPTV.”
‘’My grandfather always felt that laughter was the universal language, and that with good comedy there are no barriers,” shared Suzanne Lloyd, President, Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc. “In a time when the world needs laughter more than ever before, I believe this is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce Harold Lloyd’s legacy to the young, international audiences.’’
Throughout his illustrious career as an actor, stunt performer, director, screenwriter and producer, HAROLD LLOYD left his indelible mark in the world of comedy. In addition to his trademark horn-rimmed glasses for his most famous role, “Glass Character”, HAROLD LLOYD was known for showcasing “thrill” comedy by incorporating incredible stunts into his films, many of which he performed. His work continues to resonate with fans from across the globe.
**Titles for distribution are outside of the US, Canada, UK and France.
ABOUT AND NOW GLOBAL
And Now Global is the West Coast’s newest television distribution company, uniquely positioned to target both traditional broadcasters & digital platforms. Based in White Rock, British Columbia and founded by Eric Y. Lapointe @eylapointe (formerly of Just For Laughs & Cirque du Soleil), And Now Global officially launched in May 2018. For more information, please visit: www.andnowglobal.com
For more information about the HAROLD LLOYD catalogue, please contact:
Eric Y. Lapointe
President, And Now Global
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