Press Release from ThinkTank Emporium
New York, NY/Watertown, MA (September 2009) – Entertainment branding/consulting company ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Charlesbridge Publishing and author David Biedrzycki to identify and develop licensing and media opportunities based on the ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE series. Announcement of the strategic association was made jointly by David Wollos and Joan Luks for ThinkTank Emporium and Mary Ann Sabia for Charlesbridge.
“What’s the buzz on ACE LACEWING? "He’s small, green and handsome, oh... and has two antennae.” “Fear not, Motham City- Ace is on the case!” Author David Biedrzycki has created the perfect whodunit property for young readers that can easily be enjoyed by their parents as well. ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE is an IRA (International Reading Association) Children’s Book Award Notable.
Move over Scooby Doo, it is now Ace Lacewing’s turn to be the top detective in print and animation! With the first volume released in 2005 to rave reviews from critics and readers alike, the latest caper, ‘ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE: BAD BUGS are my Business’ was published this July as yet another witty tribute to classic detective stories.
‘We are pleased to be working with Charlesbridge and David Biedrzycki to bring Ace Lacewing to a global audience via media platforms and licensed product opportunities.The sheer potential in all these areas for Ace is a wonderful asset for ThinkTank and it’s strategic relationship with Charlesbridge and David’ said Wollos.
“I am quite pleased to forge this significant strategic relationship for my Ace Lacewing series with both Charlesbridge and ThinkTank Emporium, and look forward to helping position Ace’s bug mysteries as new media and licensing evergreens” said Biedrzycki.
“The principals of ThinkTank Emporium possess an extensive track record of success in all areas of brand-building as well as in the areas of project development and production. We are confident that ThinkTank’s expertise and experience will help us achieve this objective,” said Sabia.
About Charlesbridge PublishingCharlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Charlesbridge books offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child's innate sense of wonder and fun.
About David BiedrzyckiDavid Biedrzycki has been illustrating professionally since 1980. His work has appeared in magazines, bookcovers, national advertising campaigns and a wide variety of product labels.
He began creating children’s books in 1996 and just finished writing and illustrating his sixteenth book, ACE LACEWING BUG DETECTIVE IN THE BIG SWAT, due out Summer of 2010. His Ace Lacewing series received IRA Children’s Book Award, Bank Street College of Education’s Best children’s Books of the Year and runner-up for the North Carolina Children’s Book award.
About ThinkTank EmporiumThinkTank Emporium was formed in January 2009 by distribution executive David Wollos, and licensing executive Joan Luks as an entertainment branding company representing content owners and their original properties to the television, film and licensing industries. A key initial focus of ThinkTank Emporium is the children’s and family category, where the company will target classic and original content including published books, unpublished manuscripts and branded family and toy products and cultivate the properties for television, licensing and retail. (www.thethinktankemporium.com)