CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manchester Sky LLC, a Charlotte, NC-based animation studio, today hired Santa Monica, CA-based Business Affairs Inc. (BAI) to introduce its first offering, two walking, talking, animated Bernese Mountain Dogs named Rugby and Reme™, to the Hollywood entertainment community. Veteran entertainment attorney, Steve Monas, will serve as liaison between Manchester Sky and studios, broadcasters and netcasters.
"After six years in the making, Rugby and Reme™ are finally ready for prime time," said Doug Crouch, director of productions and co-founder of Manchester Sky. "After meeting with dozens of firms, we're confident Steve Monas and the BAI team are the right fit for this franchise."
Rugby and Reme™ are the stars of Manchester Sky's newly developed animated feature film and television properties, which include a live action film, a full-length animated feature film and a 16 episode animated children's TV series. Hollywood veteran, Marc Ford, and four-time Emmy Award winner, Bob Richardson, are producing and directing the animation.
"Just when I thought I'd seen it all, two dogs appeared in my office and completely captivated me," said Steve Monas, founder of BAI and lead dog handler. "Rugby and Reme™ are refreshing, entertaining and educational. Hollywood is going to love them."
About Manchester Sky LLC: Founded in 2006 by Carol Lee Cathey and Doug Crouch, Charlotte, NC-based Manchester Sky, is an innovator and designer of safe and appropriate children's educational and entertainment products. Rugby and Reme™ is the company's first product line. For more information, visit www.manchestersky.com
About Business Affairs Inc.: Business Affairs, Inc. is a leading entertainment transactional law firm that specializes in representation of producers, distributors and financiers in motion pictures, television and new media. Steve Monas founded the firm in 2000 after decades of in-house business affairs experience with independent distributors Vestron, Vision International and MDP Worldwide. BAI has since made its reputation representing major independents Lions Gate, Relativity, Wind Dancer and lucasfilm, as well as dozens of other major players in entertainment.
SOURCE Manchester Sky LLC