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In 1987 George Taweel Productions was hired to create and produce DIC Animation's television and stage production of "The DIC Superstar Showcase." Taweel then hired Rob Loos to work with him on this project. Their collaboration was so successful that the duo decided to make it permanent, forming Taweel-Loos & Company Entertainment in 1988, now known simply as TLC Entertainment.

TLC Entertainment's first project was the groundbreaking "McGee and Me!" mini-movie® made-for-video series, which went on to sell nearly 5 million units, earning 12 Gold and 12 Platinum Video Awards from the International Tape Association (ITA) since its initial release in 1989. The award-winning animation series spawned over 30 licensees for ancillary products, produced a soundtrack album, 12 best selling juvenile fiction novels, and became the first made-for-video property to air on American network television (ABC). In 2005 the series released on DVD and immediately achieved Gold and Platinum sales levels within the first 30 days of release.

Under the TLC banner, Taweel and Loos co-executive produced the two-hour "Treasure House Block" for Fox Family Channel, which included three seasons of "The All New Captain Kangaroo" and "Mister Moose's Fun Time." "Captain" was named one of the "Top Ten New Kids' Shows" by TV Guide, as well as receiving numerous other awards, including a Parent's Choice Award. Taweel and Loos also wrote and produced "The Legend of Three Trees" with Hal Holbrook, winner of the World Gold Medal at the New York Festivals, and "The Christmas Lamb" with Robby Benson and Jodi Benson, which made it all the way to Billboard #1 on its Music Video chart. Taweel & Loos also wrote and produced "Secret Adventures," named as one of the top ten television programs for girls by TV Guide, and winner of 31 awards for creative excellence, and "Kids' Ten Commandments" featuring the voices of Peter Strauss, Paul Winfield, Tim Curry (and many others), which was named by iParenting as "Program of the Year" (Video), and won a record-setting fifteen (15) Telly awards (for a total of 39 awards). All of TLC's properties release on home video and television (domestic and international), and spawn numerous licensed products, including publishing and audio recordings. Together, Loos and Taweel share 79 Gold and Platinum-level selling videos, as well as 112 awards for creative excellence.

In 2002 former ABC Family Channel President, Maureen Smith, joined TLC as a partner and Executive Producer, helping to develop numerous projects, and reshaping TLC's marketing and distribution synergy. In Fall 2004, Smith left TLC to become Executive Vice President and General Manager of Animal Planet in Silver Spring, MD.

In 2009, Taweel and Loos announced the ending of their twenty- year business relationship in TLC Entertainment.

Under the dissolution agreement, Taweel's company, George Taweel Productions, retained the name, logo, trademarks, and the bulk of the over 100 projects TLC had in development, as well as the TLC library of produced projects.

TLC has produced over 140 episodes of programming, 110 short form productions and garnered over 100 awards. Taweel commented, "TLC has a strong slate of properties and a great library of material that I will oversee - we wish Rob well in his new endeavors."

TLC remains at its CBS Studio Center offices in Studio City, California and continues producing its mini-movie® brand of entertainment franchises across all platforms.

Every day TLC Entertainment strives to live up to its motto … Changing the World Through Entertainment™.

Visit George Taweel's website at www.taweel.com



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