August 29, 2019:
ROGUE PANDA PICTURES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR ITS FIRST COMEDY SERIES, PAPER CHAMPIONS
AVAILABLE AS OF AUGUST 30, 2019 ON AMAZON PRIME IN 60 REGIONS/COUNTRIES AS WELL AS TELUS OPTIK in CANADA
MEDIA ALERT / Vancouver, BC, Canada (Aug.29, 2019): Vancouver’s Rogue Panda Pictures is proud to announce the official release date for its Telus Originals comedy series Paper Champions on August 30, 2019 via Telus Optik (Canada) and Amazon Prime also in Canada, as well as US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as 53 other countries/regions worldwide*.
Rogue Panda Pictures has additionally teamed up with Vancouver area distributor, And Now Global, for additional international sales and development starting with MIPCOM in October.
Paper Champions is a comedy series set in the world of independent wrestling. The show follows novelist Audrey (Kylee Bush; Zombie), who suddenly inherits her father’s failing wrestling company and she is supported by other lead actors including Paul Lazenby (Marcus Fenix from Gears of War), Brady Roberts (Lucifer), Peter Chao (YouTube star), and Adam Kozlick (The Flash). The series was directed by Theo Kim (Letterkenny Problems) and was written by Matt Ewart and Mike Howorun.
The Paper Champions concept was born out of Brady Robert’s real life experiences as an independent wrestler for 10 years across Canada, USA, Japan and Mexico. Roberts started as one of the youngest pros ever at the age of 15 and performed as ‘Brady Malibu’ internationally and on a dozen WWE tours. He also starred in a pro wrestling show TV show alongside WWE hall of famer, Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Paper Champion represents Rogue Panda Picture’s first independently produced comedy series.
Amazon Prime links live as of August 30, 2019 (00:00 PST / 08:00 GMT):
Canada/Rest of World: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.aab65ac2-3fe0-1600-29b9-414efe37afd5
About Rogue Panda Pictures:
Rogue Panda Pictures is an independent content studio focused on scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Launched in early 2016 with the release of the hit online series Nightwing: The Darkest Knight, and followed up with the release of the IPF series Demon X on Amazon Prime, Rogue Panda has also developed the kids animated series Space Slam with Total Drama Island director Todd Kauffman and optioned by Epic Story Media.
For interview opportunities, photos, artwork and/or screening links, please contact:
Co-Founder, Rogue Panda Pictures
For more information about the PAPER CHAMPIONS series, please contact:
Eric Y. Lapointe
President, And Now Global
*Full list of countries/regions to watch Paper Champions on Amazon Prime:
Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as 53 other countries/regions worldwide: Anguilla, Antartica, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana,Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, Namibia, Nigeria, NorfolkIsland, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad Tobago.
MARCH 27, 2019:
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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