or


[07/21/11 - 11:57 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere dates for Upcoming Films Selected for OWN Documentary Club
Upcoming titles include "Life 2.0," "Most Valuable Players," "Miss Representation," "Crime After Crime," "One Lucky Elephant" and "Louder Than a Bomb."

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR UPCOMING FILMS SELECTED FOR OWN DOCUMENTARY CLUB

Los Angeles, CA - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today premiere dates for six films to be broadcast as part of the OWN Documentary Club. The films, airing monthly on Thursdays from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, will round out the 2011 OWN Documentary Club film slate and launch into the new year beginning with "Life 2.0" August 25, "Most Valuable Players" September 8, "Miss Representation" October 20, "Crime After Crime" November 3, "One Lucky Elephant" December 1 and "Louder Than a Bomb" January 5, 2012. The announcement comes on the heals of the network's first OWN Documentary Club film "Becoming Chaz" garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Nonfiction Special, Directing and Picture Editing.

Rosie O'Donnell hosts the OWN Documentary Club helping select key films and inspiring deeper conversations. ro*co productions serves as a partner for the OWN Documentary Club to help source and identify relevant documentaries for OWN.

The compelling documentary "Life 2.0" follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by the virtual world Second Life. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars -- digital alter egos that can be sculpted and manipulated to the heart's desire. The film is foremost an intimate, character-based drama about people who look to a virtual world in search of something they are missing in their real lives. "Life 2.0," winner of the 2010 Philadelphia Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Award, is an Andrew Lauren Productions, PalmStar Entertainment and OWN presentation. The documentary is produced, directed and edited by Jason Spingarn-Koff; produced by Andrew Lauren and Stephan Paternot; co-produced by Jonathan Shukat.

"Most Valuable Players" focuses on the Freddy Awards, a live television event honoring outstanding high school musical theater in New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Demonstrating that arts education encourages the same teamwork, camaraderie and confidence as sports, the film follows three theater troupes on their creative journey to the elaborate award ceremony - the Tony Awards for high school musicals. The film was the winner of the 2011 Nashville Film Festival Documentary Channel Audience Award. A Canyonback Films production, the documentary is directed and produced by Matthew D. Kallis and written and produced by Christopher Lockhart.

"Miss Representation" brings together some of America's most influential women in politics, news and entertainment, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem to give audiences an inside look at the media's message and depiction of women. The film explores women's under-representation in positions of power by challenging their limited and often disparaging portrayals in the media. "Miss Representation" takes the stand that the media is portraying women's primary values as their youth, beauty and sexuality - rather than their capacity as leaders. Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter heralded the film as "a relevant and important doc..." The documentary is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

"Crime After Crime" is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman sentenced 25 years-to-life for her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Twenty years later, as she languishes in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases is passed. Debbie finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case. Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the Los Angeles Times called the film "a deeply affecting account of the very real effect of political corruption, but also of resilience and grace." The documentary is directed and produced by Yoav Potash.

"One Lucky Elephant" follows circus producer David Balding as he struggles to find a nurturing permanent home for Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as a "daughter" and made the star of his circus. As Flora approaches adulthood, David realizes that she is no longer happy performing and needs to be with other elephants. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey that tests their bond in unexpected ways. The film is both a touching account of a man's incredible love for a wild animal and a poignant exploration of the critical issues about the future of elephants in captivity and how these issues have affected the life of one very lucky elephant. The film was an Official Selection of the 2010 International Film Festival Amsterdam and winner of the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival James Lyons Award for Best Editing of a Feature Documentary. The documentary is directed by Lisa Leeman, executive produced by Sandbar Pictures and written and produced by Cristina Colissimo and Jordana Glick-Franzheim.

"Louder Than a Bomb" tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam poetry contest. The film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable teenagers; exploring how writing and performing shapes their world. The film was recently named a 37th Annual HUMANITAS Prize finalist in the Documentary Category. The Boston Herald said the documentary "packs a greater emotional punch than any film in current release" and Variety called the film "an affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best." The documentary is co-directed and produced by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel, Siskel/Jacobs Productions.

About OWN Documentary Club

OWN Documentary Club was created to spotlight cinematic documentaries that inspire and entertain, as well as provide opportunities for the audience to engage with emotionally gripping and universally important themes. A platform for upcoming and established filmmakers, the Documentary Club fosters creative voices to bring their stories to a mainstream television audience on OWN. Each month a compelling story will be featured that encourages additional dialogue and an exchange of ideas. The premiere documentary "Becoming Chaz" was recently honored with three Primetime Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Special, Directing and Picture Editing.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, www.oprah.com.





  [july 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/26/16 - 12:09 PM]
Viceland Sets Premiere for Its First-Ever Daily, Late Night Show "Desus & Mero"
The show will air Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00/10:00c beginning Monday, October 17.

[09/26/16 - 11:33 AM]
Prepare to Be Scared with Syfy's Annual "31 Days of Halloween" Celebration
Among the highlights: "Channel Zero: Candle Cove," which will now premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/16 - 11:14 AM]
Raise a Glass to An All-New Season of Bravo Media's "Vanderpump Rules" Premiering Monday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT
The new season of "Vanderpump Rules" once again partners Lisa with Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Lala Kent.

[09/26/16 - 11:06 AM]
TNT Orders "Hinges" Pilot from Executive Producer/Writer Janine Sherman Barrois and Executive Producer John Wells
A series that provocatively and humorously dissects middle-class suburbia, "Hinges" follows two sets of neighbors whose lives are dramatically changed in the wake of a scandal that rocks the community.

[09/26/16 - 11:01 AM]
History's New Unscripted Series "Lone Star Restoration" Premieres Monday, October 3 at 10 pm ET/PT
The network has teamed up with Texas based restoration expert, Brent Hull, and his company Hull Historical in a new eight episode series.

[09/26/16 - 10:49 AM]
Nerdist's Kyle Hill Named Host of Science Channel's "MythBusters: The Search"
The all-new series features the next generation of fearless contenders with killer build skills, science smarts and nerves of steel, ready to be judged each week as they bust myths and vie for the win in becoming the next myth-busting superstars.

[09/26/16 - 10:04 AM]
Science Channel Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Science Super Heroes
Recognizing the science superstars all around us, the new Science Super Heroes initiative recognizes individuals who are furthering science in local communities across the country.

[09/26/16 - 09:51 AM]
FX Productions Lands Exclusive Overall TV Production Deal With Emmy(R) Award Winning Writer and Producer D.V. DeVincentis
DeVincentis won two Emmy awards on "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (producer and writer).

[09/26/16 - 09:49 AM]
Travel Channel's Jack Maxwell Discovers America's Unique Watering Holes in "Booze Traveler: Best Bars"
The two specials follow Jack Maxwell as he hunts down prohibition-style bars hidden from view, as well as bars with spectacular and unforgettable views.

[09/26/16 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Media Finishes 3Q with the Biggest On-Air and Online Growth Among the Top 10 Ad Supported Cable Entertainment Networks
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/26/16 - 09:06 AM]
Video: "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" Releases Season 6 Supertease Featuring Brand New Cast!
On this groundbreaking season, shocking secrets spin Boot Camp out of control as five famous couples fight to save their broken relationships.

[09/26/16 - 08:49 AM]
A&E Network's Emmy-Winning Docuseries "Born This Way" Renewed for a Third Season
In addition to the Emmy win, earlier this year the show was chosen as one of six honorees for the 2016 Television Academy Honors, an award that recognizes television programming that inspires, informs and motivates.

[09/26/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts on Night of Declines
FOX's "The Simpsons" is the only series to post year-to-year gains on the broadcast networks.

[09/26/16 - 08:04 AM]
Soul Train Weekend 2016 to Take Over Mandalay Bay November 3-6
The four-day weekend of events will include intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties - all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards.

[09/26/16 - 08:02 AM]
MTV Brings Back "TRL" for One Day Only as "Total Registration Live" to Encourage Voter Registration Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00PM ET/PT
The one-hour live show will simulcast on MTV.com, the MTV App, MTV's Facebook and YouTube pages, and ElectThis.com.