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Old 01-17-2006, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Lifetime Network

Does anyone have any contact info to sell a movie to Lifetime? Or any other female-oriented network?
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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Lifetime Television - LA
2049 Century Park East, Suite 840
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-7500
www.lifetimetv.com
Trevor Walton - Sr. VP Original Movies
Libby Beers - VP Original Movies
Jennifer Jenkins - Manager, Original Movies

Lifetime Television - NY
c/o Worldwide Plaza
309 W. 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 424-7000
Leslie Glenn-Chesloff - Sr. VP Acquisitions, Planning & Scheduling
Val Boreland - VP Acquistions, Planning & Scheduling
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lifetime Network

I've had the same script float through there three times, and each time from a different producer. I think that most of their movies are made by outside producers (like the folks I was dealing with) who take projects to Lifetime for financing (almost as if the Network is a studio). Lifetime puts up 50% of the funding and the production company puts up the other 50% (for foreign rights).

One problem is that Lifetime budgets have gone down as cable becomes more fragmented. That means the scripts have to be something that can be made on a lower budget (all 3 companies were attracted to my script because it had a central location and about 15 speaking roles).

You might watch a bunch of Lifetime movies and write down the names of the production companies - then look them up in HCD. This will probably be easy for you, as you're already watching these films (which is why you are writing one).

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Old 01-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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Lifetime is the biggest buyer of them all. They buy finished films for 1mln or less. Meaning the whole thing is 1 mln or less. So obviously screenplays are not bought separately. It's all a part of a package. Other networks can't afford even that. This is not a way for a screenwriter to earn a living.
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