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[11/30/04 - 12:00 AM]
Saving Milly,' a New Television Movie Starring Madeline Stowe and Bruce Greenwood, Has Started Production in Vancouver for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

"SAVING MILLY," A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE STARRING MADELINE STOWE AND BRUCE GREENWOOD, HAS STARTED PRODUCTION IN VANCOUVER FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Based on Morton Kondracke's Best-Selling Book Saving Milly

SAVING MILLY, a new television movie starring Madeline Stowe ("The Last of the Mohicans") and Bruce Greenwood ("Being Julia"), has begun production in Vancouver for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The drama, based on the best-selling book and real-life journey of political journalist Morton Kondracke, recounts his inspiring love story with his activist wife, Milly, and the dramatic change in their lives in the years after she is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

As a young journalist in Chicago in the '60s, Mort Kondracke envisioned marrying a Vassar graduate whose status would facilitate his goal of becoming a top Washington journalist. His calculated plans go awry when he meets and marries Milly Martinez, a brash part-Mexican, part-Catholic, part-Jewish liberal activist who captures his heart. In Washington, D.C., the loving, strong-willed partners build a passionate and volatile marriage while debating everything from politics to how to raise their two daughters as well as her insatiable, all-consuming desire to save the world by championing a never-ending list of causes -- all overshadowed by Mort's struggle with alcoholism.

In 1987, their lives take a dramatic turn when Milly notices a change in her handwriting and numbness in her fingers. After a series of tests, her worst fears are confirmed and, at the age of 47, Milly is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Holding to his promise of "in sickness and in health," Mort changes his focus from being a die-hard careerist to becoming a devoted caregiver and Parkinson's advocate and the love between the couple grows stronger. Then, as her illness progresses, his life becomes committed to saving Milly.

SAVING MILLY is being produced by Dan Curtis/Dan Blatt Productions. Dan Curtis ("The Love Letter"), Dan Blatt ("When Angels Come to Town") and David Kennedy ("Our Fathers") are the Executive Producers, along with Frances Croke Page and Elaine Frontain Bryant from Magna Global Entertainment. Dan Curtis will direct the movie. Jeff Arch ("Sleepless in Seattle") wrote the screenplay which is based on the book, Saving Milly by Morton Kondracke.

SAVING MILLY marks the first CBS Television movie that is co-produced by Magna Global Entertainment, an industry leader in advertiser-supplied programming. Johnson & Johnson, The Kellogg Company, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and Unilever, members of the Family Friendly Programming Forum, are participating sponsors of the movie. The Family Friendly Programming Forum encourages the Networks to broadcast more primetime shows between the hours of 8:00-10:00 PM that families can enjoy watching together.





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· OUR FATHERS (SHOWTIME)
· SAVING MILLY (CBS)
· WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN (CBS)









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