The Los Angeles-based agency will represent Cartland, a project based on the magic of Barbara Cartland, for television co-production and distribution, licensing, merchandising and publishing
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Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment - (949) 419-6156, [email protected]
Los Angeles, November 11, 2015 – Lawless Entertainment is delighted to announce their appointment as worldwide representatives for Cartland, a project based on the life, success, and magic of Barbara Cartland, the biggest selling author in the history of romantic fiction – The Queen of Romance. Lawless will handle television co-production and distribution, licensing, merchandising, and publishing.
Barbara Cartland wrote over 400 novels, translated into 36 languages – and sold nearly one billion books worldwide.
For three generations, she was the world’s undisputed No 1 in the world of romantic fiction. Her name is known and revered by millions across the globe.
Honored by the Queen for her services to Literature, Dame Barbara was far more than a popular novelist. She was a respected journalist, a champion of women’s rights and a tireless campaigner for preserving the world’s ecology.
She made countless appearances on television in the USA, Europe and Asia. She persuaded politicians to take women’s concerns seriously and to support ‘green’ objectives long before it was fashionable to do so.
She was Princess Diana’s step grandmother and encouraged many of her causes.
From the Roaring Twenties to the New Millennium, Barbara Cartland was not just a worldwide celebrity—she was the embodiment of an idea.
Among her millions of readers, particularly the young, she was the focus for a way of thinking, an approach to living that holds romance and optimism in high esteem. Her name was, and remains, a powerful symbol for all that is good in the female experience, regardless of race or creed.
The name Cartland is a worldwide brand, a celebration of the feminine that strikes a chord in the hearts and minds of countless women, from New York to New Delhi and from Rome to Rio.
Lawless Entertainment is seeking co-production partners for the Cartland project.
“For three generations, millions of young women throughout the world have learned more about romance from Barbara Cartland than an army of psychologists could ever teach them,” says David Wickes, Producer of Cartland.
“We are honored to work with David Wickes on this project,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment. “Cartland will prove to be yet another success of the Wickes Company.”
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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 The Wickes Company
The Wickes Company is an award-winning UK production company with a long list of successful movies and high-end TV dramas for CBS, ABC HBO, TNT, ITV and others.
For more information, please visit the Wickes Company at www.davidwickesproductions.com.