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Love American Style 2013 by Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. of Santa Monica, CA –

Love American Style 2013 by Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. of Santa Monica, CA –

Executive Producer:  Howard J. Leonhardt

Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. a Santa Monica, CA based startup is bringing back Love, American Style the widely popular show that entertained viewers with stories about common people finding love in all walks of life from 1969 to 1974.  In this anthology series, each half-hour or hour-long broadcast consists of a group of vignettes, aired sequentially and separately and each with an introductory title card. Normally there are three vignettes to a show, although occasionally there were as few as one or as many as five. The show ranked as high as #25 in the Nielsen Ratings. Time slots that Love, American Style originally aired in on ABC were: September 29, 1969 to January 12, 1970: Mondays, 10:00 to 11:00. January 23, 1970 to September 18, 1970: Fridays, 10:00 to 11:00. September 25, 1970 to January 15, 1971: Fridays, 9:30 to 10:00. January 22, 1971 to January 11, 1974: Fridays 10:00 to 11:00. In 1970, the show received a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Show in a Musical or Comedy. It also won two Emmys for Charles Fox’s musical compositions and was nominated for two more. The theme song was originally sung by the pop group, the Cowsills, but later replaced by an uptempo version, credited to the “Love American Style Singers.”  Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. is in the process of finalizing a contract to have the rights to the uptempo version.  There was a short-lived revival in 1986 called The New Love, American Style, which aired on ABC’s daytime schedule. One of the segments, “Love and the Happy Days,” spawned a highly successful hit spin-off series, Happy Days.   The new Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. version will be updated to feature between vignettes current music videos and also amateur YouTube postings of marriage proposals.  We will also throw in some quick one liner type jokes and comic skits on the subject of love and romance.  Vignettes will be limited to 6 to 9 minutes each.  Each story will feature humor and of course love.  These are happy stories where boy always gets girl in the end or modernized for the times in certain episodes girl will get girl, girl will get boy and even boy will get boy.   We have asked the original show producers Arnold and his son Stuart Margolin to join us.   We plan to start shooting in October 2013.  A stipend will be fronted by Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. for each episode but the teams working on each episode will also crowdfund the funding of the rest of the costs not provided by the company.  A specific revenue sharing formula will provide incentive for everyone involved from the camera persons, the Director of Photography, episode Directors, Producers, lighting, sound, music providers and of course the troupe of actors.  Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. will hold contests and will pick the best episodes to air each week.  At the beginning one new episode will be released a week for 27 weeks to make up a full season one.   The show will originally air on our original Kindheart Lionheart YouTube channel.  We will seek agreements to air on Hula, NetFlix, AppleTV, Makers Studio, FullStream and other outlets.  With a downloadable app we will permit fans to crowdfund purchase shares in the syndication rights for episodes and the publishing rights to the songs that play between episodes.   We will seek out syndication deals to air on broadcast, cable and satellite TV channels worldwide.  Each show will be opened with a narrator,  Executive Producer Howard Leonhardt, whom will say something special about the power of romantic love often by quoting from a famous poet, writer, movie character or songwriter and will proceed to introduce with passion and excitement the lineup of episodes, song videos and YouTube marriage proposals airing in that current program.

The show will be designed to make people laugh and feel good.  The stories will be a little corny and will always end with a kiss with love prevailing against the odds.  The music will add emotion to the show.  The amateur marriage proposals chosen from the best of the best created anywhere will help drive viral marketing of the show.

Example of an opening emotional love subject quote line that will be used by our narrator taken from a movie to open the show….

From the Movie Meet Joe Black;  Parrish:  I know it’s a cornball thing but love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with? I say fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I’m not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you’ll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love — well, you haven’t lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived… Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike.

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