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Lifetime Television Partners With Publishing Phenomenon Nora Roberts and Peter Guber's Mandalay Television on Four Lifetime Original Movies
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned novelist and publishing sensation Nora Roberts and entertainment industry producer Peter Guber's Mandalay Television will join creative forces with Lifetime Television, it was announced today by Trevor Walton, Senior Vice President, Original Movies.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with publishing and Hollywood legends Nora Roberts and Peter Guber," said Walton
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In making the announcement, Trevor Walton, Senior Vice President, Original Movies, said, "Alexa is a gifted, young actress, and Lisa brilliantly portrays strong women who serve as role models.
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now," said Trevor Walton, Senior Vice President, Lifetime Original Movies.
"She openly shares her inspirational story, and audiences will see that she
is not only a phenomenal singer, but also an impressive actress."
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Trevor Walton, Lifetime's vice president of original movies, says Bates' casting was ideal because she "knows how to produce pathos and humor all in the same breath.It's a really sort of compelling, sad, difficult tale, but it's also imbued with humor."
Behind the camera
When Bates said she'd like to direct as well, Walton
had no hesitation because "what informs her
, both as an actress and as a director, is that she's
a keen observer of the human condition."
Bates is no newcomer to directing.She
earned an Emmy nomination for the A&E movie "Dash and Lilly," and an episode of HBO's "Six Feet Under" brought her
a Directors Guild nomination.She's
also helmed episodes of "NYPD Blue" and "Everwood."But "Ambulance Girl" was the first time she was both director and star.She's
quick to mention the "tremendous amount of help" she
received from the producers and crew, particularly cinematographer Jean Lepine.
Directing oneself, she
notes, is definitely "the whole kit and caboodle."
About the Capri Films Team
Trevor Walton, President, Capri Television
Trevor Walton comes to Capri Films as President of Television after twenty years of experience as a network executive in Los Angeles.
Trevor, born and educated in England, began his career as a talent agent at the premiere company at that time, Peters Fraser and Dunlop.
early twenties, he
transferred to Los Angeles and joined the Smith Freedman Agency
shepherded the early careers of many well known performers such as Pierce Brosnan.
returned briefly to England to produce his
first comedy series, Girls on Top, starring Tracey Ullman, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Ruby Wax.
On returning to the United States, Trevor joined CBS as a junior programming executive but quickly came up through the ranks and became head of long form programming.
While there, he
was responsible for such successes as Gypsy, starring Bette Midler, Return to Lonesome Dove with Jon Voight and the ten hour mini-series, Scarlett.
was also in charge of the highly successful Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise.
then went on to be Senior Vice President of Movies and Mini-Series
for the FOX network, where he
commissioned some of the best writing talent such as Clive Barker, Dean Koontz and Stephen King.
Trevor was then recruited by the Disney and Hearst corporations to head up the movie and mini-series department of Lifetime Television.
This enormous undertaking required commissioning over one hundred and fifty movies during a six year period.
The department became the most successful in cable television, winning the unique distinction of having the ten highest rated movies on American cable television in 2005.
Amongst those was the mini-series Human Trafficking, which Trevor
conceived and commissioned, and was able to have screened at both the U.N. in New York and at the State Department
in Washington, D.C.