Ricki Landers Friedlander
Chairman and CEO, Producer
Ricki Landers Friedlander is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RLF Victor Productions Ltd., and RLF Entertainment Productions Ltd., a company focused in the music industry but involved with projects in many facets of the entertainment industry.
Friedlander is primarily responsible for business planning and forecasting, initiating new business ideas, developing the corporate infrastructure, coordinating any necessary joint ventures and overseeing creative project development, film packaging, new acquisitions, and daily operations.
President, Producer, Screenwriter
Cindy Friedlander works closely with Ricki Landers Friedlander in the creation, development, management, administration and oversight of all aspects of the creative and business process. Cindy Friedlander has written the script for "Fame & Fortune" (the first feature film on the inside life of Elvis Presley) with Michael Schlau and Sonny West and remains involved in every step of the screenwriting process for all projects in development guiding the vision with all the Company's in-house writers.
Inner Primary Entertainment, IPE
RLF Victor Production is pleased to welcome the talents of film production company Inner Primary Entertainment, IPE to our production team on "Fame & Fortune."
IPE's management team and strategic partners have decades of experience in all facets of the motion picture industry. They have been responsible for overseeing the development and production of more than 100 pictures with successful releases, that have generated in excess of $4 billion in worldwide box office receipts, in addition to numerous Academy Award and other international honors.
Todd Slater is recognized as one of the top independent film producers and media consultants in Hollywood when it comes to film financial modeling, media and film transactions, the negotiation of structured media financing and film production.
Partner & Director of Finance and Business Expansion
For the past three and half years David Warren has assisted RLF Victor Productions Ltd. in concept acquisition and development, private equity placement, brand integration, and business expansion. During that time, David Warren has also worked with RLF Entertainment Productions Ltd. (a subsidiary of RLF Victor Productions Ltd.) assisting in the acquisition of numerous music catalogues and the development of many music projects.
Anthony O. Maniaci, Esq.
Special Counsel To RLF Victor Productions Ltd.
As a dynamic, young attorney based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Anthony has been involved in the entertainment industry in various different commercial contexts for over 10 years. His diverse and comprehensive educational background has served as a catalyst for many opportunities to act as counsel to various private and public corporations most notably in the real estate and entertainment industries in both a legal capacity as well as financial. Anthony brings a broad understanding of the world of business and finance, contract negotiation, deal structure and personality management, which is a vital key to the RLF Victor Productions team aiding the company in all facets of the business including deal finance. Anthony's role of Special Counsel to RLF Victor Productions allows him to utilize his vast understanding of the commercial context of business to solidify and strengthen the extraordinary RLF Victor Productions executive lineup.
In 2002, Michael Schlau graduated from the University of Illinois. Within that time he studied film in Scotland where he directed a documentary entitled "62sday." After graduating, he began working the many facets of production in Chicago for independent feature films. In 2006, he wrote and directed "Golden: How to Make a Billion Dollars the Easy Way" and began working for Bullet Proof Studios as a marketing consultant, writer, and producer for a number of independent projects.
Cowriter & Producer, Fame & Fortune
Sonny has co-written the script for Fame & Fortune with Cindy Friedlander and Michael Schlau following RLF Victor Productions optioning of his 2007 published memoir book, ELVIS: STILL TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS by Sonny West with Marshall Terrill. Sonny West works in an advisory capacity on the Fame & Fortune production and looks forward to the feature film release of his life story with Elvis in Fame & Fortune.
Sonny West is best known publicly for his sixteen-year daily trusted relationship with Elvis Presley where he acted as friend, confident, and bodyguard.
Associate Producer for "Fame & Fortune"
Marshall Terrill is a veteran film, sports, and music writer and the author of 15 books, including best-selling biographies on Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen and Pete Maravich. His 2007 book Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business by Sonny West with Marshall Terrill is the underlying property for RLF Victor Productions current movie in pre production, "Fame & Fortune". Two more of his books are in development to be made into movies. He resides in Tempe, Arizona.
Louis Friedlander is the third generation son of an entertainment dynasty having grown up exposed to music, theatre, celebrity event marketing and now film financing, development and production. Louis is a welcome addition to the finance team of RLF Victor Productions and will be working closely with David Warren. Louis comes with a solid background of marketing and promotion in the Sports world having attended the prestigious sports management program at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Most recently Louis worked as Assistant General Manager of the North American baseball league team the Na Koa Ikaika Maui, USA and will apply many of the same principles he developed for sponsorship and financing to his work for RLF Victor Productions.
Bob Gallo, is a legendary producer, musician, arranger and composer who was a leading force in shaping the 60's sound, producing multiple hit records for Atlantic Records. A quick glance at the roster of talent that Gallo has worked with reads like a "Who's Who" of the music industry's best and brightest stars. Bob Gallo produced legends such as James Brown, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and The Rascals. Gallo's determination and ear for smash records led him to encourage Atlantic Records President Jerry Wexler to sign an Australian trio of brothers, known simply as The Bee Gees. Bob Gallo also discovered Elvis Costello outside of a CBS records convention and had Costello signed on the spot.
Barry Lubotta - Phase One Studio
Phase One is amongst the oldest professional recording studios in Canada having first opened it's doors in 1974. Since that time countless musicians have recorded, mixed or mastered their albums at the studio. With more than 100 gold and platinum albums to our credit, Phase One has proven over and over that the highest quality recordings are attainable within our walls! Some of the best known international artists in the music industry have worked here, including Bob Dylan, Sting, Alice Cooper and Kiss.
CEO, TriStar Film Finance
CoFounder and Principal of Serengeti Media Group, LLC and Managing Partner of The Serengeti Media & Film Fund.
Michael Olsen has over twenty-five years experience in financial services, business development and sales experience, in addition to expertise in strategic marketing, networking alliance development and relationship management.
Michael Muranaka is the creator of the current RLF Victor Productions website. Michael is a graduate from ITT Technical Institute with a BS in Digital Entertainment and Video Game Design. His online portfolio can be found at MichaelMuranaka.com