KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS INK DEAL WITH LIFETIME TO PRODUCE TWO MOVIES THROUGH THEIR MILOJO PRODUCTIONS BANNER FOR NETWORK'S RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES SLATE
New York, NY - September 9, 2020 - Lifetime is bolstering its Ripped from the Headlines development slate and entering a deal with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos who will produce two new movies for the successful franchise via their Milojo Productions banner, the network announced today. Ripa, Consuelos, and Albert Bianchini will serve as executive producers for the untitled projects which are set to debut in 2021. Michael Halpern is Director of Development for Milojo. The network's 2020 Ripped from the Headlines slate of Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer, Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story, Neighbor in the Window, and You Can't Take My Daughter reached more than 25 million total viewers, from January - April on Lifetime & LMN1.
"Kelly and Mark have been important voices in popular culture for the past twenty years and we are so incredibly pleased to have them become a part of the Lifetime family," said Paul Buccieri, Group President, A+E Networks. "We look forward to seeing their creative vision brought to life through these projects."
"I am beyond thrilled to welcome Kelly and Mark and their company into the Lifetime family. We feel like Kelly and Mark have our same sensibilities and instincts for good storytelling," said Tanya Lopez, EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime & LMN. "We know our ripped from the headlines slate will be energized by their enthusiasm and we all look forward to bringing these timely stories to their fans."
"As longtime true crime fans, there is nothing more thrilling than tuning into a Lifetime original movie," Kelly and Mark share. "We are so excited to be working with Paul, Tanya, and their incredibly talented team to bring these Ripped from the Headlines stories to the screen."
1 Source: Nielsen Live+7, P2+ Reach (000s), 1+ Min Qual, 1/18/20-4/17/20, all telecasts (52 t/c) on LIFE and LMN of Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer, Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story, Neighbor in the Window, and You Can't Take My Daughter
ABOUT MILOJO PRODUCTIONS
Milojo Productions, now in its eleventh year, is Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' NY-based production company named after the first two letters of Mark & Kelly's three children: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. The company, which champions top-of-the-line documentaries, has partnered with many successful comedy writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and an earlier musical comedy to ABC Family (now known as Freeform). They have also developed and produced for many other networks such as Bravo, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, TLC and Discovery. In addition, Milojo has produced an Emmy(R)-nominated documentary called The Streak for ESPN, and a critically acclaimed documentary Off The Rez for TLC, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The company has been involved in such projects as Masters of Reception, Homemade Millionaire, Dirty Soap, Cheer, Secret Guide To Fabulous, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Secret Guide to Summer, Fire Island, and the New Now Next Vote election specials with Wanda Sykes. Furthermore, they are deeply involved in the digital space with multiple web series' both past and present, including Joffrey Elite for YouTube's AwesomenessTV and Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris' Heads and Faces on Facebook Watch. Milojo is currently in production on Family Reboot, a docuseries for Disney+ and Exhumed, a true-crime series for Oxygen.
Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women , and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.