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(BPRW) QUEEN LATIFAH, JILL SCOTT, BETSY BRANDT AND MARIN IRELAND SET TO STAR IN LIFETIME’S FLINT

A film from Executive Producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Katie Couric, Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere Tackles the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES, CA  – Golden Globe® and Grammy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Queen Latifah (Star, The Rap Game) is set to executive produce and star in the Lifetime Original Movie Flint, alongside Grammy®-winner Jill Scott, Screen Actors Guild Award®-winner Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and Independent Spirit Award®-nominee Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete, Hell or High Water). The project, from Sony Pictures Television, marks a reunion for Queen Latifah, Scott, Zadan and Meron who collaborated on Lifetime and Sony’s record- breaking film, Steel Magnolias, the third most-watched original telecast ever in the network’s history.

Inspired by the Time magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh Sanburn. The project follows the true story of three women from Flint who sought justice following the wrongdoing committed against the residents of the city who were unknowingly drinking and using lead-laden water. Their actions inspired a national movement for safe drinking water despite the political powers working against them at every turn. Scott, Brandt and Ireland will portray real-life activists and Latifah will play a fourth resident, fighting to expose the poisoning of the community during the horrific events of the water crisis.

Flint begins production next week.

Executive producers of the Oscar®-winning Chicago, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron executive produce along with Emmy®-winning journalist, Katie Couric. Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit also executive produce and Mark Nicholson serves as co-executive producer. Oscar®-nominee Bruce Beresford will direct from a script by Barbara Stepansky.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Devious Maids, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network’s programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime’s Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television.

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