The Los Angeles–based agency will represent the brand worldwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment, (949) 419-6156, Sondra@LawlessEnt.com
Los Angeles, CA, May 23, 2017 — Lawless Entertainment is delighted to announce their appointment as worldwide representatives for licensing, merchandising, and publishing for Biff the Dog, a children’s property. Lawless will also seek co-production financing for the property.
Biff the Dog is a highly-developed brand with a PAWS-itively lovable vibe. Our cute pooch with the spiked collar resonates with kids everywhere by exemplifying the attribute everyone loves in their own pets — unconditional love.
Now Biff creator, Tracy Calvert Ambrose, has brought together a team of industry professionals to develop the brand for an animated series targeted to ages 5–7. The series features Biff as a mighty mutt on a mission to help his fellow creatures when they are in need. His adventures take place in the colorful, multicultural city of San Francisco — where our daring dog, along with his friends Tammy, the altruistic Tiger; Rollo, the street-smart hound; and Bella, the pampered pooch, follow Biff’s magical spiked collar as it leads them to those in need of help.
Two Biff books written by Robert Chiappetta — Biff and the Magic Collar and Biff Learns a Lesson — have already been completed, and a third book, written by writer/producer Michael Maurer, is in progress. The team has just finalized an animated series bible that is available
for review. Biff’s bible is also available in Italian, with a Japanese version in progress. The adventures are illustrated by Biff’s creator, Tracy Calvert Ambrose, along with artistic contributions from her husband, Roland Ambrose, and former art-school buddy Chuck Zarbaugh.
In each episode, Biff delivers a positive message through such themes as “don’t judge a dog by his collar” and “learn to celebrate the differences between us” because that makes the world a better place.
Lawless Entertainment represents Biff the Dog worldwide and is seeking licensing deals, as well as direct-to-retail opportunities with retailers worldwide. Lawless will also seek co-production financing for the property.
“We are ecstatic to have Lawless Entertainment representing Biff the Dog in a worldwide exclusive partnership. We look forward to expanding the character property and brand while bringing Biff’s positive messages to children around the globe,” says Tracy Calvert Ambrose, Chief Creative Officer of Biff the Dog.
“Biff the Dog and his friends are sure to be a worldwide success,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment.
Lawless Entertainment is featuring Biff the Dog at Booth B103 at Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas May 23–25, 2017 and is seeking licensees in all categories. Please contact Sondra Contino (Sondra@LawlessEnt.com) or stop by booth B103 to schedule your meeting today.
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About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based company that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television that is headed up by President Cathy Malatesta. Lawless works with content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities throughout the world.
For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit www.lawlessent.com.
About Biff the Dog
Biff the Dog® is a playful character property with a highly-developed brand of fun, fuzzy product designs that appeal to kids of all ages. The brand includes Biff-inspired specialty toys, gift items, social expressions and a unique plush SPIKED! line based on the character’s identity. Biff has an underlying theme of diversity and acceptance that delivers a timely global appeal. Biff’s multicultural vibe is also presented in foreign languages that expand the property’s global reach.
Since Biff the Dog’s signature is his plush spiked collar, his sub-brands highlight this feature.
The children’s adventure series embraces the “don’t judge a dog by his collar” theme, while his SPIKED! line includes an adorable array of plush spiked products, made from sustainable materials to protect Mother Earth, for people and their pets.
Biff the Dog Brand — Target Market: Kids of all ages
Biff’s Story Adventure Series (sub-brand) — Target Market: Ages 5–7
Biff’s SPIKED! products (sub-brand) —Target Market: Pet lovers and all ages