|Morling Manor: May, 1999|
Proffer Happily Ever After, Again
After completing a turn as Executive Producer and Composer on the forthcoming Showtime feature, Mr. Music starring Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, and putting several music-based films in development at various studios, Morling Manor Media’s President and CEO, Spencer Proffer, has been busy back at his roots as a songwriter and music producer. He has just completed co-writing and producing, along with Morling creative lieutenant, Steve Plunkett, HBO's 1998-99 new season of songs for the highly acclaimed series, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child.
Proffer also serves as the show's Music Director. Last year, Happily won the Cable Ace(R) Award for Best Special of Series for Children for Mother Goose: A Rappin’ & Rhymin’ Special. It starred Whoopi Goldberg and Denzel Washington, and featured "We’ve Got The Juice," co-written and produced by Proffer, and recorded by platinum recording act Salt ‘N Pepa. Happily Ever After is a hip, animated program that takes classic fairy tales and gives them a multi-cultural twist. The show features some of the most respected talent from all ethnicities lending their vocal talent. It is Executive Produced by HBO’s Carole Rosen, Donna Brown Guillaume and her Two Oceans partner, Television Academy President Meryl Marshall and Hyperion’s Tom Wilhite and Willard Carroll.
For the forthcoming season, Proffer co-wrote and produced songs with renowned multi-platinum selling artists ranging from En Vogue, Gladys Knight, Funkadelic’s George Clinton, Dionne Warwick and Cyndi Lauper to Loretta Lynn and Latin sensation, Marc Anthony.
Spencer has also recently contributed his creative services as Supervising Producer to Geffen Records’ current release of the soundtrack to the hit ABC Television/Viacom Production series, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. The hot album was put together by Proffer, Geffen’s David Simone and Craig Coburn, together with Ralph Sall. It features music from multi-platinum selling acts The Backstreet Boys, The Spice Girls, ‘N Sync, Ben Folds Five and Sugar Ray, amongst many others. It was released in November, 1998, and has reached Gold Record status.
If all this activity wasn’t enough for Proffer and his Morling Media enterprise, he also serves as a Co-Executive Producer and Supervising Music Producer of the film and the RCA Victor Records soundtrack for the Academy Award(R) winning Lion’s Gate/Regent Entertainment theatrical feature, Gods and Monsters. The film received numerous awards and accolades, including the Oscar(R) for Best Adapted Screenplay (Bill Condon), the National Board of Review’s Best Film of 1998 Award and Best Actor for its star, Ian McKellen and a Golden Globe(R); Award for Lynn Redgrave for Best Supporting Actress.