ValCom recently announced that its subsidiary, Valencia Entertainment, will be delivering its original 1-hour television special entitled “Michel Legrand & Friends – 50 Years of Movies & Music” to PBS this month to be aired across the United States as a fundraising special in August of this year. Through a distribution agreement with DLT Entertainment, Valencia will be selling the special internationally as well.
Taped on March 27, 2010 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the special pays tribute to some of the movies for which Legrand received Oscars, including “Yentl,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and “The Summer of 42.” Michel Legrand and a 66 piece orchestra are featured along with a host of Legrand’s friends such as Quincy Jones, Sting, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Jennifer O’Neill, George Benson, Patti Page, Steve Lawrence and Jon Voight.
Legrand, who was born in the Paris suburb of Bécon-les-Bruyères in 1932, is a French-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores and several musicals and has made well over a hundred albums. He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations) and five Grammys and has been nominated for an Emmy. The special pays homage to Legrand’s distinguished career.
Valencia Entertainment CEO, Vince Vellardita stated, “We are thrilled to be delivering this quality program to PBS,” Mr. Vellardita continued, “We know that “Michel Legrand & Friends – 50 Years of Movies & Music” will continue this tradition and be a huge success for Valencia Entertainment and PBS.”
Based in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, ValCom, Inc. operates as a diversified entertainment company in the United States. Through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, the company creates and operates full service facilities that accommodate film, television and commercial productions with its four divisions comprised of Studio and Rental, Television and Film, Broadcasting, and Live Theater. More on Valcom’s services and investor information can be found on the corporate website at www.valcom.tv.