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Whoopi Goldberg's New Gig


LOS ANGELES, CA (June 21, 2013) – Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, Emmy®, Grammy® and Tony Award®-winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple, The View) will headline and executive produce the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short, based on the New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back).  The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, General Manager, of Lifetime.



In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack is likely to kill her, she sets out to fix her fractured family before she sets a foot anywhere near the grave.  In this quest she has to contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and prescription drug addiction--and that’s just one of her four kids.  There’s also a jailbird son to teach how to be a better father, a granddaughter in bigger trouble than her mother is willing to admit and an estranged husband to rescue from his scheming young girlfriend.  It’s the kind of meddling that the Price family hasn’t experienced from Viola in decades, and she won’t have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will.

The project reunites Goldberg with McMillan, having co-starred opposite Angela Basset in the motion picture adaptation of McMillan’s novel How Stella Got Her Groove Back.  Goldberg also executive produced the Lifetime drama Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006, as well as the 2001 Lifetime Original Movie What Makes a Family.

“Terry McMillan is one of America’s most beloved writers and A Day Late and a Dollar Short combines her signature emotional storytelling with the complex characters viewers identify with and love.  We are thrilled to be working again with Whoopi Goldberg, who will be emptying her enormous talents both in front of and behind the camera,” said Sharenow.

Production on A Day Late and a Dollar Short will take place this summer for a 2014 premiere.  Produced by Ostar Productions, the film will be executive produced by Stephen Tolkin (Perception, Brothers & Sisters), Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Leonardis (Ruby’s Bucket of Blood), Jeffrey Hayes (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, The Starter Wife) and Bill Haber (Rizzoli & Isles, Beauty and the Beast).  Tolkin will direct from a script by Shernold Edwards (Haven).

A+E Networks will handle international sales for A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

ABOUT WHOOPI GOLDBERG
In addition to her illustrious career as a performer and author, Goldberg and her producing partner Tom Leonardis executive produced the Lifetime original drama series Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006, the longest-running original drama created for basic cable at that time and the first cable show to go into syndication.  They executive produced the Emmy Award-winning Hollywood Squares, as well as the Lifetime original movie, What Makes a Family and Showtime’s Ruby’s Bucket of Blood, in addition to executive producing and starring in the TNT Original Movie, Call Me Claus and the Showtime original, Good Fences.  She won the Tony Award as a producer of the hit Broadway musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, produced and starred in the Broadway revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and produced the West End, Broadway and worldwide touring productions of Sister Act: The Musical, in addition to various projects for Nickelodeon, FEARnet.com and Discovery.  Next up, Whoopi produces and makes her directorial debut with her documentary about the legendary Moms Mabley, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and will premiere on HBO in November.

ABOUT LIFETIME
Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.  In 2012, as a result of its aggressive triple threat programming strategy doubling its amount of original programming spanning scripted dramas, reality series and movies, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years.  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 Group and Hearst Corporation.

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