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Monday, February 10, 2014

OWN To Adapt Darlene Love Memoir As Network’s 1st TV Movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story.  Darlene Love, who penned the memoir and is attached to executive produce, is best known as the backup singer featured in the Oscar-nominated hit documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom.  “The fantastic life journey of music great Darlene Love is the perfect choice for our first original scripted movie,” OWN president Sheri Salata. “There are a handful of stories brought to the screen of daring American women who walked through fire and back to make their dreams come true and Darlene is one of the heroes on that list.  From her first hit song to her darkest days cleaning houses in Beverly Hills to make ends meet, to the triumphant comeback that made rock and roll history, Darlene is a true living legend who worked with many of the greatest talents in music from Elvis Presley and Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen.”  OWN's scripted roster has thus far only included Tyler Perry series. Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Neville are also on board to executive produce.

Sidebar: This is what I'm talking about! I love that this will be a movie on OWN. I love everything OWN is doing. If you listened to a podcast Studio Q Radio did back in 2011 we suggested everything that Oprah is currently doing. We were way ahead of our time. So happy OWN is catching up. 

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