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Phil Roman Rides With Soap On The Range

Studio City, California-based Phil Roman Entertainment company, in partnership with Quarter Star Productions (QSP) of Charlotte, North Carolina, will produce SOAP ON THE RANGE, a new primetime animated half-hour comedy TV series. Headed by animator and producer, Phil Roman, RANGE lampoons soaps and Westerns with a story about two rival family ranches in Colorado. Twenty-six episodes of SOAP ON THE RANGE will be set for delivery in time for the 2001 television season. Serving alongside Roman, as executive producers will be the husband and wife team of Joyce Wade-May and Patrick W. May, principals of QSP, who created and developed the new series over the past eight years. The new series is being privately financed with a multi-million-dollar budget. The project is the biggest for Romans 14-month old company, which he formed soon after leaving Film Roman, Inc. Roman was the founder and chairman at Film Roman and remains the principal stockholder. Winner of six Emmy Awards, Roman has served as executive producer on THE SIMPSONS, KING OF THE HILL, GARFIELD & FRIENDS and BOBBY'S WORLD. He was also producer-director of the theatrical feature TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE. Commenting on the production Phil Roman said, " Our company is delighted to have been chosen by Joyce and Pat May and their QSP Company to make their delightful animated series idea into a major, product reality. We are now forming a top animation team of professionals to make SOAP ON THE RANGE a popular and successful international entertainment franchise." Phil Roman Entertainment is currently working on THE GAUDINS: A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER and the animated segments of CYBER QUEST, a live-action/animation theatrical feature.

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