Slevin will develop the children’s property
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Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment - (949) 419-6156, [email protected]
Los Angeles, June 16, 2016 – Lawless Entertainment is pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal on behalf of creator Suanne-Margaret Hastings with writer-producer Kathy Slevin. Slevin and Hastings will work together to further develop In Maddie’s Shoes, based on the original children’s property, Raising Maddie for television. Lawless Entertainment represents Raising Maddie worldwide.
Maddie’s shoes have attitude! And Maddie loves them for it. Although just 5-years old, her closetful of footwear is her comfort and her inspiration. They help her figure out how to make friends, build her confidence, conquer her fears and rise to challenges, like little best friends. And they can get just as inventive and carried away as she can - even more so!
Maddie’s “Sneaky Spy Sneakers” encourage her curiosity, which can help her make exciting discoveries…or get her into a sticky mess!
Maddie’s “Angel Shoes” encourage her better nature and work hard to keep her out of trouble…whenever they can cling to her flying feet long enough!
Her “Star Shoes” build her confidence at gymnastics and schoolwork, and when learning to sing or dance - any time she finds herself center stage.
Her “Lovestruck Loafers” encourage Maddie to show how much she cares about people, pets and the planet.
Her “Sunshine Shoes” are for celebrating when she wins and are champions at pulling her out of a “grump” when she loses.
Her “Courage Clogs” are the only shoes that will get Maddie through a sleep-over on a stormy night or a dreaded trip to the dentist.
All are pretty amazing shoes in their own ways. But the most awesome pair are Maddie’s magical “Dainty Dots sandals,” for these snappy little heels are responsible for bringing her unusual collection of shoes to life in the first place!
“I’m in awe of Kathy Slevin’s brilliant creative mind! Kathy is taking ‘In Maddie’s Shoes’ to fabulous fun places. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve done together. It’s a pleasure working with her!” says Suanne-Margaret Hastings, Creator of Raising Maddie.
“Suanne has brought that classic passion for fashion to the world of children’s television,” says Kathy Slevin. “When our audience steps into Maddie’s shoes they are off on a magical tear, jam-packed with trial and error and joy!”
“We adore Raising Maddie and see tremendous things happening with the addition of Kathy Slevin to the project,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment.
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Notes to Editors:
About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based agency that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television and represents properties for licensing and merchandising. Lawless Entertainment is headed up by Cathy Malatesta and works with intellectual property owners and content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities, retailers and licensees throughout the world.
For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit www.lawlessent.com.
About Creator Suanne-Margaret Hastings and Raising Maddie
The “Raising Maddie” series was created by Author/Actress Suanne Hastings based on her life and times as a caregiver/ mentor to two amazing kids, Madeleine & Max. Hastings has played an active role in their lives for over 16 years.
Suanne Margaret-Hastings is a Canadian born writer/actress who majored in Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Hastings also attended Licensing University through LIMA in New York City.
Suanne has over sixteen years experience working in private child-care, guiding others in improving their child-case skills, as well as having been employed by such companies as Vera Wang, Unilever, Christian Dior and Tommy Hilfiger Kids, both in marketing and retail merchandising. In addition, she has worked both in front of and behind the camera on a variety of film/TV shows. Suanne combined her many talents in creating the “Raising Maddie” series.
Suanne currently lives in Los Angeles, California and remains close to both children. Suanne volunteers her time to mentor kids/teens and promotes literacy in traditional and new media formats.
About Kathy Slevin
Kathy Slevin began her career in Los Angeles writing and story-editing comedy series’ for ABC, NBC and CBS. She went on to write and produce dramas for CBS, 20th Century Fox, USA Network, Sony Pictures and first-run syndication. Known for her versatility and expertise in multiple genres and formats, Kathy’s credits include comedy, drama, suspense, action-adventure, science fiction, children’s live-action and animation.
Kathy now specializes in creating for the global television marketplace. She has written original feature-length movies and created original series for broadcasters around the world, including CBC, YTV, ABC Family, Family Channel Canada, France 3, Channel 4 UK, EM, Disney International, and more.
As both a Canadian citizen and US Resident based in Los Angeles, she has received numerous international awards for her work, including seven Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini Awards, two Banff Television and Film Festival Jury Awards, the Telefilm Canada English Prize, as well as a nomination for Hollywood’s prestigious Humanitas Prize.
Kathy is currently developing both live-action and animated series for Lawless Entertainment in Los Angeles.