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Buffalo 8 takes Exec. Producing Role in Award-Winning Berlin Sitcom “The Finellis”
LOS ANGELES, January 23, 2021 – Buffalo 8 Productions and Marjan Content Productions announced today their partnership on The Finellis: A New SitCom. The hybrid family comedy, which features both animation and concert scenes with live singing, has been a juggernaut on the 2020 international awards circuit, racking up 18 Awards and 55 Nominations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Mexico City, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Cannes, Rome, Naples, Prague and Calcutta.
IT’S “MRS. DOUBTFIRE” MEETS “GOODFELLAS” MEETS “GLEE”
Series creator Mark Janicello stars as the down-and-out American singer Tony Finelli. To save his family from the mob, Tony spends 15 years in a Berlin prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release, he finds that he has lost not only his wife, children, and home, but also his name, reputation, career – and all his money. Like a clumsy Phoenix trying to rise from the ashes, the eternal optimist sets out on a bumpy journey to reclaim his life, and win back the love and respect of his family. Unfortunately for Tony, things don’t always work out as planned.
Janicello will executive produce through his company Marjan Content alongside Co-Producer Marco Bischof and the Buffalo 8 Executive Producing Team.
ABOUT BUFFALO 8
Founded in 2010 by partners Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, Buffalo 8 is a full-service film and media company focused on production, post-production, design, and finance based in Santa Monica, California.
Buffalo 8 projects have been premiered and been awarded at Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and SXSW. Buffalo 8 is partnered with industry leading BondIt Media Capital enabling streamlined packaging, production, financing, and sales opportunities.
ABOUT MARJAN CONTENT PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2018, by Mark Janicello and Marco Bischof, Marjan Content Productions is a full-service production company based in Berlin, Germany. In addition to the multiple award-winning SitCom “The Finellis“ other shows currently in the Marjan pipeline are an animated children’s musical “Cloud 9“ and a political comedy webseries.
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