Principal Photography Completed on the Lifetime Original Movie, 'The Party Never Stops,' a Cautionary Tale About Binge Drinking in College Starring Sara Paxton ('Aquamarine'), Chelsea Hobbs ('Lords Of Dogtown') and Nancy Travis ('Sisterhood of the Travelin
Lifetime Partners with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to
Raise Awareness on Underage and Binge Drinking
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 -- Principal photography has been
completed on the Lifetime Original Movie "The Party Never Stops," the story
of a bright and ambitious college freshman who falls into the world of
non-stop partying and binge drinking leading to devastating results, it was
announced today by Libby Beers, Vice President, Original Movies. Sara
Paxton ("Aquamarine," "Darcy's Wildlife") stars as college student Jesse
Tanner, along with Nancy Travis ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,"
"Three Men and a Baby") as her mother April and Chelsea Hobbs ("Lords of
Dogtown," Lifetime Television's "Beach Girls") as her roommate Shanna. "The
Party Never Stops" will premiere in March 2007 on Lifetime.
"As a parent of a college freshman, this story really hits close to
home," said Beers. "Binge drinking on college campuses has become a huge
epidemic -- oftentimes with tragic consequences." Beers continues, "We hope
this story will encourage parents and their teens to talk openly about the
dangers of alcohol abuse."
In "The Party Never Stops," 18-year-old track star Jesse (Paxton) is
finally ready to spread her wings as she moves away from her mother April
(Travis) and younger sister Sadie to begin her first year of college. At
school, she instantly hits it off with her new roommate Shanna (Hobbs), a
beautiful and outgoing co-ed, and together, they discover the freedom of
college life as well as its temptations. Innocent "partying" soon gets out
of control and they find themselves sucked into the binge drinking
lifestyle -- skipping classes, falling grades and lying to their parents to
cover it all up. As constant partying begins to take its toll on Jesse,
April questions her daughter's sudden irresponsible behavior. But when
Shanna's binge drinking gets out of control, Jesse experiences first-hand
the heartbreaking repercussions of her own drinking and partying.
More than seven million teens and young adults, ages 12 to 20, report
that they binge drink. As part of Lifetime's long-standing commitment to
raising awareness about the issues facing families and teens, the Network
will partner with leading government and nonprofit organizations, such as
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the YWCA, to provide
additional information and resources on LifetimeTV.com. Lifetime will also
air a PSA with Sara Paxton and Nancy Travis following the film's premiere
addressing underage and binge drinking.
Sara Paxton landed her first film role at age eight in the theatrical
"Liar, Liar." Most recently, she starred in the title role of "Aquamarine"
opposite Emma Roberts and singer JoJo. Her other film credits include
"Sleepover," "Solider" and "Music from Another Room." Paxton appeared on
television in "Malcolm in the Middle," "Darcy's Wild Life," "Summerland"
and "Welcome to Tucson." Paxton is a recent high school graduate.
Chelsea Hobbs starred in the Lifetime series "Beach Girls" with Rob
Lowe and Julia Ormond. She was also seen in Lifetime's "More Sex and the
Single Mom," Fox's "Pasadena" with Dana Delany and starred in the
television series adaptation of the feature film, "Save the Last Dance."
Hobbs also appeared in the feature films "The Lords of Dogtown" and "The
Nancy Travis began her career in theater in the national tour of Neil
Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." She also starred in the award-winning
Broadway play "I'm Not Rappaport" with Cleavon Little and Judd Hirsch. She
is a founding member of the off-Broadway theater company, Naked Angels.
Travis' television roles include starring in the CBS series "Almost
Perfect" and Showtime's "Fallen Angels" with Peter Gallagher and Isabella
Rossellini. Other television credits include "Becker," "Rose Red" and "Talk
Show Diaries." Travis has also starred in many hit movies including "Three
Men and a Baby" and its sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady;" "Married to
the Mob," "The Vanishing" and most recently, "Sisterhood of the Traveling
"The Party Never Stops" is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises
for Lifetime Television. Monica Parker (Lifetime Television's "Hunger
Point"), Ellyn Williams (Lifetime Television's "The Fantasia Barrino Story:
Life is Not a Fairy Tale") and Michael Prupas (Lifetime's "Human
Trafficking") served as executive producers. Ted Bauman (Lifetime
Television's "Augusta, Gone") is the producer and David Wu ("Silent Hill")
served as director. The telefilm is written by Matt Dorff (Lifetime
Television's "Lies My Mother Told Me").
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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
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