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™.
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