or


[05/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Alia Shawkat and Illeana Douglas to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Not Like Everyone Else,' Inspired by the Powerful True Story of a Modern Day Witch Hunt

[via press release from Lifetime]

Alia Shawkat and Illeana Douglas to Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Not Like Everyone Else,' Inspired by the Powerful True Story of a Modern Day Witch Hunt

-- Lifetime Partners with the ACLU and YWCA to Help Inform and Empower Teens and Parents --

LOS ANGELES, May 23 -- Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development") and Illeana Douglas ("Six Feet Under") will star in the Lifetime Original Movie "Not Like Everyone Else," it was announced today by Libby Beers, Vice President, Original Movies. "Not Like Everyone Else" is based on the powerful true story of Brandi Blackbear, a non-conforming teenage girl who feels her civil rights have been violated when school officials conduct a modern-day witch hunt in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings. "Not Like Everyone Else" will premiere Monday, July 10 at 9PM (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.

"This is an amazing story that really begs the question of where personal rights and personal safety intersect," said Beers. "Ultimately, Brandi became an inspiration, both in her school and nationally, to everyone who has ever felt mistreated for refusing to conform."

Set in a small town, post-Columbine, when all school authorities are on alert for strange behavior, Brandi Blackbear (Shawkat), already identified as an outsider by her classmates, is suspended from school because authorities confiscate her journals of fictional, creative writing which they interpret as threatening to kids at school. Trying in part to connect with her Native American heritage, she becomes intrigued by an ancient spiritual religion with roots in Witchcraft traditions. Next, the sudden illness of a teacher prompts the students and faculty alike to assume she has cast spells. With support from her mother Toni (Douglas) and ultimately her father (Eric Schweig), and backing by the ACLU, Brandi fights back and takes the school to court for violating her civil rights to clear her name and to ensure that other kids aren't persecuted and punished for daring to be different.

Alia Shawkat began her career at the young age of 11 when she landed a role on the ABC Family series "State of Grace." She most recently starred as Maeby Funke on Fox's Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy "Arrested Development." She appeared opposite George Clooney in "Three Kings," followed by a supporting lead in the Ron Perlman movie "Trial of Old Drum." Shawkat has had guest starring roles on "JAG," "Without a Trace," "Boomtown" and "Presidio Med." She also starred opposite Martin Lawrence in the feature film "Rebound."

Illeana Douglas has been regularly appearing in major films since 1987 when she was first seen in "Hello, Again" with Shelley Long. She has since built up an impressive list of film credits including "Goodfellas," "Cape Fear," "Quiz Show," "To Die For" and "Grace of My Heart." Douglas appeared in the critically-acclaimed FOX series "Action" and more recently in HBO's "Six Feet Under." She just completed the pilot for the ABC comedy "Women of a Certain Age" with Heather Locklear and Peri Gilpin. She also portrays Diana Vreeland in the soon-to-be-released feature film "Factory Girl."

Lifetime Networks (Lifetime Television and LMN) is the leading producer of original movies on all of television, broadcast and cable, with more than 60 movies scheduled this year including the upcoming "Life is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story," starring 'American Idol' winner Fantasia Barrino, and "The Mermaid Chair," starring Oscar-winner Kim Basinger. In August, LMN debuts its first-ever monthly showcase of original movies with "Past Tense," starring Paula Trickey ("The O.C.").

Lifetime is producing an original public service announcement (PSA) to air immediately following the premiere, and online content that will offer both parents and teens additional information and resources on organizations that work to promote tolerance and self-esteem, including the ACLU, Girls Inc. and the YWCA.

"Discrimination is enormously painful, especially for teen girls who are just discovering themselves and sometimes battling issues around self- confidence," said Peggy Sanchez Mills, CEO, YWCA USA. "The film is a positive portrayal of how when we promote tolerance and empower girls, it contributes towards advancing a just society where one is judged only by the content of their character."

"Not Like Everyone Else" is produced by Jaffe Braunstein Films in association with Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein (Lifetime's "Odd Girl Out" and "Cyber Seduction") are the executive producers. Tom McLoughlin (Lifetime's "Odd Girl Out," "She's Too Young") produces and directs from a teleplay written by Jamie Pachino ("What if God Were the Sun?" "Waving Goodbye").

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

*Photography is available at http://www.lifetimepress.com

SOURCE Lifetime Television
http://www.lifetimetv.com http://www.lifetimepress.com/





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ACTION (FOX)
· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· CYBER SEDUCTION: HIS SECRET LIFE (LIFETIME)
· JAG (CBS)
· LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALE: THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY (LIFETIME)
· MERMAID CHAIR, THE (LIFETIME)
· NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE (LIFETIME)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ODD GIRL OUT (LIFETIME)
· PAST TENSE (LMN)
· PRESIDIO MED (CBS)
· SHE'S TOO YOUNG (LIFETIME)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· STATE OF GRACE (ABC FAMILY)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE (ABC)





[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
TNT Orders "The Angel of Darkness" Limited Series
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return for the sequel to this year's "The Alienist."

[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
Special Edition of "20/20" Looks Back on Life and Legacy of Icon Aretha Franklin
Look for the one-hour special to air tonight at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[08/16/18 - 12:25 PM]
USA Network's "Real Country" Adds Celebrity Guests & Host; Sets Premiere Date
The latest additions include Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich.

[08/16/18 - 12:03 PM]
Netflix Makes Overall Series Deal with Kenya Barris
Under the deal, Barris will write and executive produce all projects through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.

[08/16/18 - 11:49 AM]
HGTV Picks Up Second Season of "Boise Boys"
The new season is slated to premiere in late spring 2019.

[08/16/18 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Two Binge-Worthy Limited Series Dramas Premiere on Pop TV This Fall: "Wolf Creek" on Oct. 21-23 and "Clique" on Nov. 7
Check out the trailers for both upcoming projects.

[08/16/18 - 10:16 AM]
OWN Honors Aretha Franklin with Special Re-Airing of Memorable "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Celebrating Her Life and Career Airing This Saturday, August 18
Winfrey talks with Aretha Franklin about her life and career, including her autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots."

[08/16/18 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Acquires Nine Exclusive First-Run Documentaries Including "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood"
The film is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidant, aide-de-camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male - and female - stars.

[08/16/18 - 09:58 AM]
Sam and Cody Carroll Deliver Tastes of the Bayou on Food Network's "Cajun Aces"
Join Cody and Sam over six episodes as they share recipes rooted in their Cajun background, while showcasing delicious and easy recipes at home without sacrificing flavor.

[08/16/18 - 09:41 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominee Mary J. Blige to Appear in MTV's "Scream"
She joins the previously announced all-star cast including Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, RJ Cyler, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello.

[08/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Join the Haunt! Travel Channel Premieres "Haunted Live" - Fri, Sept. 14
Each week, the team - comprised of Chris Smith, Steven "Doogie" McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves - will reveal a new haunted location to the public, keeping it under wraps until the investigation begins to avoid interference or contamination.

[08/16/18 - 09:02 AM]
Stars Rally Together Again for Stand Up to Cancer's Live Broadcast on Sept. 7
Bradley Cooper, Academy Award(R)-nominated actor, will return as co-executive producer along with the renowned live-event producing team Done + Dusted.

[08/16/18 - 09:00 AM]
E! Sets Premiere for Late Night Talk Show "Busy Tonight" Hosted by Busy Philipps on Sunday, October 28 at 10 PM ET/PT
The half hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday, will feature everyone's favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics.

[08/16/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Got Talent" Results to Victory
The show's Wednesday premiere puts the Peacock in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/16/18 - 08:01 AM]
Lost Temple Reveals New Insights on Bible Story "Jonah and the Whale" in Smithsonian Channel(TM) Series "Secrets"
Archaeologists investigating a site in Iraq destroyed by ISIS have discovered a 2,700-year-old temple that reveals new insights into one of the Bible's most famous stories, "Jonah and the Whale."