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"Intimate Portrait: Eve Ensler" Premieres as Part of Lifetime's "Stop Violence Against Women


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Lifetime Television
01/30/2003

Celebrities Including Dylan McDermott, Calista Flockhart, Glenn Close, Jane Fonda and Rosie Perez Speak to Lifetime About Ensler's "V-Day" Movement

Los Angeles

In tandem with Lifetime's unprecedented 2003 campaign to "Stop Violence Against Women," the original INTIMATE PORTRAIT: EVE ENSLER will premiere on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM ET/PT. This INTIMATE PORTRAIT chronicles the career achievements and enduring accomplishments of the remarkable activist and playwright of "The Vagina Monologues." It is also one of the network's programs to raise awareness of the pervasive problems of domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as to encourage women and men to work together to stop all violence against women.

INTIMATE PORTRAIT: EVE ENSLER looks at the powerful life of Ensler, an influential activist who -- among other works -- wrote the groundbreaking, award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues." As part of her extensive work on behalf of women, Ensler founded and is the artistic director of the global movement, "V-Day," dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. INTIMATE PORTRAIT: EVE ENSLER includes interviews with famous "V-Day" supporters, such as Dylan McDermott, Jane Fonda, Calista Flockhart, Glenn Close, LisaGay Hamilton and Rosie Perez. These celebrities and public figures speak about the woman who transformed the pain from her abusive childhood into incredible drive as an activist, raising millions of dollars for anti-rape and anti-violence groups domestically and in countries like Bosnia, Afghanistan and Kenya.

Additional components of Lifetime's "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign include extensive on-air original programming, online content and outreach nationwide to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

LIFETIME is the #1 cable television network in primetime and the leader in women's television. LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Launched in 1984, LIFETIME serves over 86 million households nationwide, available on more than 11,000 cable systems and alternative delivery systems. In 1998, LIFETIME launched a 24-hour sister service, the Lifetime Movie Network, now in nearly 36 million homes, and a second sister service, Lifetime Real Women, launched in August 2001. On the web, Lifetime Online (www.lifetimetv.com) features informational resources and interactive entertainment. All four services, LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Online, are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

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