Lawless Entertainment to Partner with Ananey Communications

The Los Angeles-Based agency will handle distribution and financing on multiple children’s properties produced by Ananey Communications

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Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment, (949) 419-6156, sondra@lawlessent.com

Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 2016 – Lawless Entertainment is thrilled to announce their partnership with Ananey Communications, a Tel Aviv-based multichannel TV firm.

Lawless will handle distribution worldwide (except Israel) for What a Zoo!, Detective Tamar and Captain Tuesday, and Off to Work We Go. Lawless will also secure financing for the production of Wiz Wonder and Fairy Stories, as well as handle worldwide (except Israel) distribution of the series once produced. All of these projects air in Israel and are major successes!

Detective Tamar and Captain Tuesday
Designed for children between ages three to six, Detective Tamar and Captain Tuesday is a playful and intriguing detective show that follows Tamar, an ingenious detective who solves mysteries. Each week Tamar spends quality time with her dad and grandpa. In every encounter they play a “detective game” that begins with a riddle and two clues which Tamar and viewers tries to uncover and solve. The series currently airs on Nick Jr. in Israel. A sample episode can be viewed here: http://player.vimeo.com/video/145769147.

What a Zoo!
What a Zoo! is a single-camera sketch show that reveals the hilarious lives of the eccentric operators in the world’s wackiest zoo. Top comedians play characters who are just as wild as the animals they protect, from a lunatic scientist who wants to clone the world, to a grumpy chef who cooks gourmet meals for elephants.

What a Zoo!’s characters have become cult hits among Israeli children, and their universal appeal will charm audiences anywhere in the world. The trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/100894492
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Off to Work We Go

For kids, the “work” that adults go off to is a mystery. Off to Work We Go is the show that solves it, giving its young viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fascinating professions out there.

In each episode, a boy or a girl is invited to see the workday in one captivating occupation. A dairy farmer shows a child how to bottle feed baby cows; a fireman lets his young apprentice spray water with a working fire hose; a sailor lets a young girl captain a ship, and so on.
Off to Work We Go introduces kids to the professional lives of adults in a way that is accessible and fun, and shows them how every occupation is a marvelous world unto its own. The show trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/104379733.

Wiz Wonder
An educational format targeted at children aged 3-6 years. The objective is to enrich young viewers by revealing the magic behind their daily experiences. Wiz Wonder and his friends wake up every morning to “the best day of their lives.” For Wiz, who has come from another world, our planet is a total mystery. His newfound friends: an enthusiastic, emotional ladybug and a conceited yet confused owl, are his guides on his daily journey, discovering the wonderful things around them.

Fairy Stories
Deep in the butterfly forest live three lovely fairies who make children’s wishes come true. But the forest also contains Grimly, a lazy demon who is constantly cooking up mischief. Luckily, his wicked plans always go astray, and everyone ends up singing and laughing – usually at Grimly.
Fairy Stories is a fun fantasy for all ages, combining original music and songs that are perfect for live stage show productions. The trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/105535283.

“We are honored to work with Ananey Communications on these fabulous children’s properties, which are poised for success,” says Catherine Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment. “We are eager to introduce them into the worldwide marketplace, following their huge success in Israel.”

“We’re excited to work with Lawless Entertainment on some of our most loved children’s properties and we look forward to their success in the worldwide marketplace as well,” says Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO of Ananey Communications.

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 Ananey Communications
Founded by Udi Miron in 1996, Ananey Communications is the leading multichannel TV firm in Israel with 11 original lifestyle TV channels and exclusive representation of the Viacom brands in Israel (including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon & Nick Junior). Ananey’s content distribution also spreads through leading Israeli digital platforms and terrestrial channels. Ananey is the home of two production companies, which both produce shows and develop TV formats for the Israeli and the international TV market: Shamayim – which specializes in lifestyle content – and Nutz Productions – which specializes in entertainment, kids’ & youth content. Ananey’s content travels the world through multiple collaborations & partnerships with major TV networks around the globe. Ananey also owns and operates Mars Interactive – an Israeli pioneer in interactive technology. Ananey’s in-house post-production company, Post Office, is one of the leading creative firms in Israel, covering all of Ananey’s channels & content creative work and collaborates with top Israeli ad agencies and production companies.

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