Lifetime has partnered with NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum on a screening and panel series that will showcase the network’s upcoming movies from “Flint” to “I Am Elizabeth Smart.” Dubbed the “Luminaries” screening series, the goal is to showcase a slate of films that celebrate women and their impact on today’s world.
“Women are powerful storytellers and the female perspective needs to be amplified,” said Jamie Singer, CEO Ussie and head of the NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum. “Lifetime has brought together some of the most inspiring women in Hollywood to share their stories. I am honored that we get to support them with NeueHouse as well as learn from them privately through this partnership.”
The screening series will debut on Oct. 23 with “Flint” starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt and Marin Ireland, followed by “I Am Elizabeth Smart” with Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy and Alana Boden on Nov. 13. Other films in the series are “Cocaine Godmother” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones; “Faith Under Fire” with Toni Braxton, YaYa Da Costa and Trevor Morgan; and the untitled Simone Biles story, which will follow the gymnast’s journey from adoption to the Olympics.
“This collaboration between Lifetime and NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum is truly exciting as we are able to bring the stories of these strong women to such an influential community that are made up of the thought-leaders of today,” Tanya Lopez, Lifetime’s senior vice president of original movies, said.
The series will be made available to NeueHouse members, followed by a moderated conversation featuring some of the films’ stars and creative teams.