Music producer takes on Presley bodyguard pic
Toronto-based music producer RLF Entertainment Properties is moving into features and is developing a pic revolving around former Elvis Presley bodyguard Sonny West.
Ricki Landers Friedlander has dubbed the new film company RLF Victor Prods.. The banner, with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, plans to produce and fund one or two pics annually.
Cindy Friedlander has been tapped prexy of the new film company, which is developing several other celebrity bio projects in addition to the West project, “Fame & Fortune.”
RLF Victor has also hired industry veteran Todd Slater to build its Los Angeles office and exec produce its slate. of films. Slater has held exec posts as Philip Anschutz Film Co., Baldwin Entertainment Group and Huntsman Entertainment.
“Fame & Fortune” will be told through eyes of Presley’s friend and bodyguard, who penned with Marshall Terrill the bio “Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business.” West will be a producer with the Friedlanders and a co-writer with Cindy Friedlander and Justin Scro.
Ricki Landers Friedlander jointly owns two music companies with partner Bob Gallo – R & B Music Studios and Talent Masters Ltd. in Toronto and New York. RLF Entertainment Productions owns several music catalogues and develops pop bands and single pop artists.