or


[07/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
Showtime and Lifetime Television Team Up for the Independent Film, 'Speak' in an Unprecedented Simulcast, Monday, September 5th

[via press release from Showtime]

Showtime And Lifetime Television Team Up For The Independent Film, �Speak� In An Unprecedented Simulcast, Monday, September 5th

Starring Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, D.B. Sweeney and Steve Zahn, �SPEAK� Premieres Labor Day at 9pm ET/PT

Both Networks To Air Public Service Announcement From RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) Directly Following The Film

LOS ANGELES: July 16, 2005 � In an unprecedented television event, Showtime and Lifetime Television will simultaneously air the original film SPEAK, chronicling the experience of a teenage girl traumatized by a date rape and her journey to self-expression and disclosure, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Showtime�s President of Entertainment and Lynn Picard, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Lifetime Television. This partnership marks both Lifetime and Showtime�s first-ever simulcast of an original movie.

A Showtime Independent Film, SPEAK stars Kristen Stewart (�Panic Room�), Robert John Burke, Eric Lively (SHOWTIME�s �THE L WORD�), Elizabeth Perkins (SHOWTIME�s WEEDS, �Finding Nemo,� �Big�), D.B. Sweeney (�Spawn�) and Steve Zahn (�Sahara,� �Happy Texas�) and will premiere on both networks Monday, September 5 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Directly following the film, both networks will air a Public Service Announcement from RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), the nation�s largest anti�sexual assault organization. The PSA will inform viewers where they can seek help and information from RAINN�s National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1.800.656.HOPE.

�This is an important film about an issue that should be seen by as many women and girls as possible, so we instantly embraced the unprecedented idea of simulcasting SPEAK with Lifetime, a network that speaks to women," said Greenblatt. �We will instantly broaden the reach of this moving and beautifully-acted film which is based on a book that has been read by young people and taught in schools all across the country.�

�This touching and insightful movie fits perfectly with Lifetime and our Emmy Award�-winning commitment to using the power of the media to make a positive difference in women�s lives,� said Picard. �We�re delighted to partner with Showtime in this unique television experience.�

Scott Berkowitz, President, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, said "There is no issue more important or more relevant to young women than sexual assault. Showtime and Lifetime deserve great credit for bringing attention to this crime, and for their commitment to educate as well as entertain. Thanks to "Speak," viewers across the U.S. will better understand the long-lasting trauma of this violent crime, and will learn about the free, confidential help they can receive through the National Sexual Assault Hotline."

SPEAK, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, also won the prestigious Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Laurie Halse Anderson. The novel, a New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-seller, is currently woven into the curriculum in schools and colleges nationwide through lesson plans, classroom guides and Anderson�s speaking engagements. Speak was also a National Book Award finalist. At this moment, the book is #11 on Publisher�s Weekly�s Children�s Fiction Bestsellers List.

SPEAK is the tragicomic story of a smart, spirited high school freshman, Melinda Sordino (Kristen Stewart), who has been stunned into silence by an unspeakable event - a rape by an upperclassman at a summer party. Unable to open up to her preoccupied parents (Elizabeth Perkins and D.B. Sweeney) and a social outcast to her peers, Melinda finds solace in her art class under the guidance of her free-spirited teacher, Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn). Over the course of the school year, she gradually learns that expressing herself is the only way to confront and cope with this shattering experience.

A presentation of Showtime Independent Films, SPEAK is a Fred Berner Films production. Directed by Jessica Sharzer, the screenplay is by Annie Young-Frisbie and Jessica Sharzer from the novel, �Speak,� by Laurie Halse Anderson. SPEAK is produced by Fred Berner (�Pollock,� �Law & Order: Criminal Intent�) and Matthew Myers, with Jerry Offsay serving as executive producer.

SPEAK is rated PG-13 and has advisories for violence, adult language, adult content and rape).

____________

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. Launched in 1984, LIFETIME serves 89 million households nationwide. In 1998, LIFETIME launched Lifetime Movie Network, now in more than 45 million homes, and in 2001, Lifetime Real Women. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Radio for 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.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL� and FLIX�, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME� TOO�, SHOWTIME� SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME�, SHOWTIME BEYOND�, SHOWTIME NEXT�, SHOWTIME WOMEN�, SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE� and TMC xtra. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD�, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND� and FLIX ON DEMAND. SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE CHANNEL�, which is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME� PPV. Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint venture with UK-based Zone Vision.





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· L WORD, THE (SHOWTIME)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· SPEAK (LIFETIME)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.