SPHE Press Release: Living Proof

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    From Executive Producers Renée Zellweger, Neil Meron,
    Craig Zadan and Vivienne Radkoff

    Living Proof

    All-Star Cast Includes
    Harry Connick Jr., Amanda Bynes, and Regina King

    Top-Rated Lifetime TV Movie Debuts on DVD May 5



    Culver City, CA (February 23, 2009) – Living Proof -- Lifetime’s top-rated TV docudrama about the UCLA oncologist who helped develop the revolutionary breast cancer drug Herceptin debuts on DVD May 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Harry Connick Jr. (New in Town) stars as Dr. Dennis Slamon, with a solid ensemble cast including Amanda Bynes (Sydney White), Jennifer Coolidge (TV’s “Nip/Tuck”), Angie Harmon (TV’s “Women’s Murder Club”), Regina King (TV’s “Southland”), Swoosie Kurtz (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”), Bernadette Peters (TV’s “Ugly Betty”), Academy Award® nominee Amy Madigan (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Tammy Blanchard (Cadillac Records), John Benjamin Hickey (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Paula Cale Lisbe (TV’s “Imperfect Union”) and Trudie Styler (Alpha Male).

    Based on Robert Bazell’s book, Her-2, Living Proof was directed by Dan Ireland (Jolene) from Vivienne Radkoff’s script, and executive produced by Academy Award® winner Renée Zellweger (Best Supporting Actress 2004, Cold Mountain), plus Neil Meron (Hairspray, Chicago), Craig Zadan (Hairspray, Chicago) and Vivienne Radkoff (TV’s “The Tempted”). The DVD will be available for $24.96 SLP.


    Dr. Slamon (Connick Jr.) toiled for eight years to win FDA approval for Herceptin, a revolutionary cancer treatment which works by “switching off” cancer cells, rather than poisoning the cells as chemotherapy does. When the funding for the necessary drug trials was in jeopardy, philanthropists Ronald Perelman of Revlon and Lilly Tartikoff (Harmon) came to the rescue. The money raised from Revlon’s “Fire and Ice Ball” and “Run/Walk for Women” (May 2 and 9, this year) allowed the drug trials to continue. Eventually, Slamon’s dedication and persistence were rewarded when Genentech secured FDA approval for Herceptin. Since then, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by this breakthrough cancer treatment.

    DVD Special Features Include:
    · Anamorphic widescreen presentation
    · Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
    Commentary with Vivienne Radkoff and Lilly Tartikoff, the screen writer and philanthropist who made Dr. Slamon’s work possible
    Featurette: Hope and Miracles: The Making of Living Proof
    Featurette: For Life: The Journey of Dr. Dennis Slamon
    · Bonus Previews
    · Subtitles: English, French
    · Closed Captioned

    Broadcast Year: 2008 (Lifetime TV)

    Living Proof has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at Welcome to SPHE Connect. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Sony Pictures.

    DVD Catalog # 29912
    UPC Code: 0-43396-29912-2
    Order Date: 4/2/09
    SLP: $24.96
     

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