Candleridge Entertainment Acquires How to Leave Your Lover

Romantic comedy written by Matt Wheeler

Sep 20, 2011, 12:57 ET from Candleridge Entertainment, LLC

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Candleridge Entertainment, LLC an independent production company, partners with writer Matt Wheeler to create a romantic comedy How to Leave Your Lover.  The story is about a man who desperately tries to break up with his girlfriend but fails at every attempt.

The script is an adorable and quirky story with more unexpected moments than your average romantic comedy. "It's sort of a guide of how you can, as a cowardly man, break up with a girl whose heart you don't want to break," says Wheeler.

Production is set to start in 2012, currently there is no director attached.

Candleridge Entertainment sets itself apart from other independent production companies by taking pride in collaborating with writers.

"They have been fantastic partners and have been immensely collaborative, supportive and inclusive. Candleridge Entertainment has created an environment of transparency and trust that has been hugely beneficial to the creative development of the project.  I hope How to Leave Your Lover is the first of many collaborations," says Wheeler. He is represented by Keya Khayatian and Rebecca Ewing at UTA.

The Candleridge producing team of Ryan Horton, Lindsay Lanzillotta, and Dallas Dickinson hail from various backgrounds. Horton previously worked in financial investments before forming Candleridge Entertainment with Dallas Dickinson. Dickinson lends producing experience from many years at Disney Regional Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment. Lanzillotta, a multi-media producer from Toronto, adds her experience in television, independent theatre, short and feature length films. Recently, Lanzillotta served as lead producer on Candleridge Entertainment's first film, The Vicious Kind, with Horton acting as executive producer, and Dickinson as co-producer and line producer.

About Candleridge Entertainment, LLC

Candleridge Entertainment produces high quality, powerful and financially successful films. It also focuses on the artistic integrity of a product while taking into account the importance of viewership and commercial viability.

In 2008, Candleridge Entertainment produced their first feature film, The Vicious Kind, with young and upcoming writer/director Lee Toland Krieger and executive producer and indie film veteran Neil LaBute (Death at a Funeral, Nurse Betty, In the Company of Men). The film premiered as an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival in 2009, and was nominated in 2010 for two Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Male Lead. 

SOURCE Candleridge Entertainment, LLC