[03/05/21 - 08:18 AM]
Lifetime Inspires and Entertains This April with Five New Movie Premieres, Beginning Easter Weekend
Newly announced movies include "Color of Love" and "Beware of the Midwife."

[02/09/21 - 09:12 AM]
Lifetime to Premiere the Gospel Biopic "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia" April 3
Joaquina Kalukango, Jason Dirden, Olivia Washington and Rob Demery join the film which is directed by Kenny Leon and stars Danielle Brooks as the gospel legend and civil rights trailblazer.

[08/03/20 - 09:23 AM]
Lifetime Sets New Four Picture Deal with Robin Roberts and Greenlights New Movie "Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story"
Danielle Brooks will star as gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson.

[07/26/18 - 10:53 AM]
Lifetime Unveils Expanded Programming Slate with 75 Movie Titles for 2019
The cable channel also orders a second season for "You" plus two new spin-offs for "Married at First Sight."

telefilm/mini-series in the can
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2021) Born in New Orleans, Mahalia Jackson (Danielle Brooks) began singing at an early age and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in U.S. history, melding her music with the civil rights movement. Her recording of the song "Move on Up a Little Higher" sold millions of copies, skyrocketing her to international fame and gave her the opportunity to perform at diverse settings including in front of a racially integrated audience at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and at John F. Kennedy's inaugural ball. An active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackson sang at numerous rallies, including the March on Washington in 1963 in hopes that her music would encourage and inspire racial equality.
· Danielle Brooks as Mahalia Jackson
· Jason Dirden as Russell Roberts
· Joaquina Kalukango as Mildred
· Olivia Washington as Estelle
· Rob Demery as Martin Luther King, Jr.
· Bettina Gilois as WRTR
· Danielle Brooks as CO-EP
· Kenny Leon as CO-EP/DIR
· Linda Berman as EP
· Robin Roberts as EP
· Todd Kreidler as WRTR
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· Lincoln Square Productions
· Rock'n Robin Productions