For her work in television, Victoria Lang received 3 Emmy Award nominations as a Producer on the popular nationally-syndicated show LIVE WITH REGIS & KATHIE LEE. She created and executive produced HAVEN, a nationally-syndicated weekly sponsored program on home decorating starring Joy Philbin. She co-produced and wrote the successful Pledge Specials for PBS: “GUY LOMBARDO: THE SWEETEST MUSIC THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN” and “GLENN MILLER’S GREATEST HITS,” starring Kathie Lee Gifford. For A&E, she produced the star-studded, top rated network special “ROSEMARY CLOONEY’S DEMI-CENTENNIAL: A Girl Singer’s Golden Anniversary,” starring Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Joanne Woodward, Barry Manilow, Diane Sawyer, Bob Hope and George Clooney.
Ms. Lang has worked in publicity and sales at CBS as well as serving as Senior Vice President and Director of the Broadcast Department at the Rowland Company, a division of Saatchi and Saatchi, where she developed sponsored entertainment. Victoria was a founding partner and Co-President for over 15 years of PLUS Media, Inc., one of the largest producers of lifestyle programming for television nationwide.
Television Series in Development
A Scripted Television Program based on the hit Musical
In 1964, vibrant 20 year old Penny Lang, stifled by her Midwest family and enthralled with the life she sees in British women’s mag SHOUT!, hits the tipping point when she becomes obsessed with Paul McCartney and the Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan. She steals her father’s Diners Club card and jets to swinging ‘60s London — to meet Paul and discover herself. In London, she lands a job at SHOUT! and befriends a diverse group of women struggling with their place in the world, just as she is. Together they navigate the tides of women’s rights, race and sexuality during the cultural upheaval of the ‘60s — when women were redefining who they were and discovering what they could be.
Inspired by the long-running, internationally successful (it has been performed continuously worldwide since 2006) live stage musical theatre production SHOUT! The Mod Musical, this is a female-centric, music driven show – it’s a swinging ‘60s London-based Marvelous Mrs. Maisel meets Sex and the City meets Crazy Ex Girlfriend.
Using the powerful music of the top British female artists of the time — including Petula Clark, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield — to drive the narrative (and, at times, in performance set pieces – à la the aforementioned Crazy Ex Girlfriend), SHOUT! bridges the eras of ‘60s London and the current landscape to examine how we recreate ourselves, and how the promise of feminism has been both realized and subverted by time.
The featured songs will be used as underscore, commentary (a la The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and, a la Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, to move the story forward or to define a character with a major production number.
Among the potential songs for SHOUT! are:
Downtown – Petula Clark
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield
Shout! – Lulu
You’re My World – Cilla Black
These Boots Were Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
To Sir With Love – Lulu
Georgy Girl – Petula Clark
Always Something There To Remind Me – Sandie Shaw
Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black
Don’t Sleep In the Subway – Petula Clark
The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
Sign of the Times – Petula Clark
One, Two, Three – Cilla Black
Tell The Boys – Sandie Shaw
Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkins
A One-Hour Television Series
“Sarah is a Pirate” is a one-hour adventure dramedy (think “Firefly” on the ocean). Set in the present day in the years following a brutal world war which made the land all but uninhabitable, our narrative follows a group of multi-ethnic women who have banded together on a boat, pirating goods from other ships in order to survive. Led by pseudo-optimist Sarah, these women will struggle with everything from daily survival to maintaining their humanity in an increasingly ruthless world. And it’s funny.