or


[10/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
Showtime Acquires Pay TV Rights to "Little Man"

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME ACQUIRES PAY TV RIGHTS TO "little man"

Feature Documentary from Noted Filmmaker Nicole Conn Picks Up A Half-Dozen Festival Awards, Other Critical Acclaim

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2005) - Showtime Networks Inc. has acquired the pay television rights to little man, a newly acclaimed documentary from noted filmmaker Nicole Conn, it was announced by Larry Greenberg, Vice President of Acquisitions, Showtime Networks, and Danny Jacobsen, Producer of little man. With the theatrical release set for today in Los Angeles, along with other major U.S. cities in coming weeks, little man has already garnered "Best Documentary" pre-release honors at a half-dozen film festivals around the country.

From the writer-director of the critically-received lesbian drama "Claire of the Moon," Conn takes us on a riveting - sometimes harrowing -- real-life personal journey of a family in crisis. Conn and her life partner, political activist Gwen Baba, are severely tested when a surrogate mother prematurely gives birth to their son Nicholas, who is delivered at just less than 1 pound and 100 days early.

Conn's award-winning little man inspires the audience to examine and re-examine their own moral compass in a film that asks: How far would you go when faced with a situation that shatters everything you thought you believed? Without warning, her family is brought to its knees - as the movie gives viewers unprecedented, never-before-seen access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles - when Conn and her partner must choose between the destruction of their idyllic family and the life of their infant son.

In a world where filmmakers play it safe, little man challenges and dares viewers to dig deep within themselves. Raw, relentlessly honest and controversial, little man makes people feel, and feel deeply. Conn states, "I'm more proud of this than anything I have ever done."

"SHOWTIME is dedicated to lasting images, and the network is one of the strongest, most nurturing platforms for independent filmmakers to gain access for their work," said Conn, who served as writer and director of little man. "Showtime wants to inform in a daring and provocative manner, and that fits perfectly with the story of little man," Conn added.

"As producer of the documentary film little man, I couldn't ask for a better partnership than with Showtime Networks," said Jacobsen. "The innovative, cutting edge and inventive programming that SHOWTIME provides to its viewers is truly outstanding. Having SHOWTIME present the television premiere of little man is an honor for our film."

SHOWTIME is tentatively targeting a March 2006 window to trigger the world premiere telecasts of little man.

In recent months, little man has won either "Best Documentary" or "Best Feature" awards from The New York NewFest, Los Angeles OUTFEST, Chicago Indiefest, Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Miami International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and San Diego Film Festival.

As the first movie from Conn's new Little Man Productions banner, little man is executive produced by David C. Bohnett, Katie Well is supervising producer, Brian Hoven is co-producer, and Stacee Silver is associate producer.

Downloadable pictures, graphic art, theater openings and special screening dates, and other information for the film can be found at www.littlemanthemovie.com.





  [october 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


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





[10/19/18 - 03:01 PM]
CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to "God Friended Me," "Magnum P.I." and "The Neighborhood" for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
These series join the previously announced "FBI" as freshman shows receiving full-season orders for 2018-2019 on CBS.

[10/19/18 - 02:48 PM]
The CW's New Fall Series "All American" and "Charmed" Get Additional Local Boost as CW Affiliates Schedule Weekend Airings
CW stations nationwide are re-airing the first two episodes on a special date and time.

[10/19/18 - 01:09 PM]
Matthew Broderick Joins Cast of Netflix High School Apocalypse Dramedy "Daybreak"
He'll play Principal Burr: the cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch.

[10/19/18 - 11:16 AM]
"Station 19" Comes in Hot with a Full-Season Order From ABC
In the Live + 3 Day ratings, "Station 19" built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs.

[10/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Places Back-Nine Order of "The Cool Kids," Joining "Last Man Standing" for a Full Season
The network has picked up nine additional episodes of the new comedy.

[10/19/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the Trailer for New Comedy "Black Monday" on Anniversary of the Historic Stock Market Crash
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall star in the series, premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/19/18 - 10:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards"
Ballerini is a six-time career CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with her fourth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

[10/19/18 - 09:21 AM]
Paloma Faith Joins "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
She'll play the series regular role of "Bet Sykes," a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.

[10/19/18 - 08:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Season Six Premiere of "Ray Donovan" Early to Subscribers
The episode is now available only to Showtime subscribers via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.

[10/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown with "Thursday Night Football"
Despite a blowout Broncos-Cardinals game, the network once again takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Sundance TV Releases "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" Trailer in Advance of Two-Night Special Event
Look for said event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/18 - 07:58 AM]
WE tv's Groundbreaking Docuseries "Love After Lockup" Returns Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
WE tv's explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them.

[10/19/18 - 06:30 AM]
New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight to Star in HGTV Pilot "Farmhouse Fixer"
"Old farmhouses are American treasures," said Jonathan. "Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they're disappearing fast. If we don't save them, they're going to be gone."

[10/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
National Geographic Taps Angela Bassett to Narrate Stunning Natural History Special "The Flood"
The two-hour wildlife documentary special premieres Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/18 - 04:45 PM]
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to Guest Star in the CBS/Warner Bros. Television Comedy "Murphy Brown"
Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy's former secretary.