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[11/29/18 - 11:43 AM]
Lifetime Sets Monday, January 14 for the Television Premiere of "Sidelined"
Produced by Public Record for A&E IndieFilms and Lifetime Films, "Sidelined" is the story of the NFL Cheerleaders who became involved in a controversy when they posed for Playboy magazine in 1978.

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME SETS MONDAY, JANUARY 14 FOR THE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM SIDELINED

Short From Writer/Director Galen Summer was Produced by Public Record For A&E Indie Films and Lifetime Films

Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2018)- Sidelined, the acclaimed, original short documentary film, will have its television premiere on Lifetime on Monday, January 14 at 10pm ET/PT.

Produced by Public Record for A&E IndieFilms and Lifetime Films, Sidelined is the story of the NFL Cheerleaders who became involved in a controversy when they posed for Playboy magazine in 1978. Sidelined had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

In the 1970s, NFL cheerleaders became a sensation on the sidelines and a constant feature of media coverage. At a time when the feminist movement was finding its voice and women marched in the streets for equal rights, cheerleaders found themselves in ever-skimpier costumes being chased around by cameramen trying to capture the now-infamous 'honey shot'.

It all started with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, whose glittering costumes and gyrating bodies immediately captured the attention of fans and broadcasters. Other teams raced to cash in, and soon a new wave of squads were born: The San Diego Chargettes, The Chicago Honey Bears, and The Los Angeles Embraceable Ewes. Women everywhere lined up to try out for these mostly unpaid positions.

In San Diego, former High School cheerleader Lynita Shilling was thrilled to make the cut and become a Chargette. As the number of squads grew, it wasn't long before all the skin on display caught the attention of Playboy magazine. The editors proposed a pictorial spread featuring the NFL cheerleaders, and the team management jumped at the chance for greater publicity. But when some of the women agreed to pose nude, the pictures ignited a media firestorm and the teams panicked. In a move of stunning hypocrisy, cheerleaders from teams across the country were abruptly fired, and The Chargettes were completely disbanded. Sidelined is the untold story of the women at the heart of this controversy, and a timely reflection on a culture still grappling with female sexuality.

· The documentary played at multiple festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC, AFI Fest, Nantucket Film Festival, DC Shorts Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and the Sidewalk Film Festival. Sidelined received the award for Best Documentary at the DC Shorts Festival and was nominated for an IDA Award. The film was also selected for the DOC NYC Shorts Shortlist.

Sidelined is written and directed by Galen Summer, an award-winning commercial filmmaker who has directed notable campaigns for The New York City Ballet, Honey Maid, CVS Health and Amazon, and produced by Jason Goldman (Everything's Gonna Be Pink). Executive producers for Public Record are Jeremy Yaches and Jeremiah Zagar. Molly Thompson serves as executive producer for A&E IndieFilms and Liz Gateley serves as executive producer for Lifetime Films.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) 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.

ABOUT LIFETIME FILMS

A division of A+E Studios, Lifetime Films is dedicated to developing, producing and acquiring female-focused independent movies. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) 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.

ABOUT A&E INDIEFILMS

A&E IndieFilms is the feature film production arm of A+E Networks. Founded in 2005, A&E IndieFilms has become a beacon for world-class documentary filmmakers and a trusted collaborator in creating award-winning content with unprecedented access to remarkable stories. Since its inception, the company has built a reputation for brave storytelling and a prestigious track record with commercial audiences, major film festivals and critics awards alike. Recent A&E IndieFilms titles include Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes from director Alexis Bloom, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival selection Studio 54 directed by Matt Tyrnauer, and Galen Summer's documentary short Sidelined, which also world premiered at Tribeca and is set to air on Lifetime in 2019. The A&E IndieFilms roster includes four Academy Award(R)-nominated Best Documentary features: 2017 nominee, Life, Animated, winner of the Directing Award in the US Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival by Roger Ross Williams; the 2016 nominee and the winner of three Emmy(R) Awards, including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, Cartel Land, from Matthew Heineman; and the 2006 and 2007 nominees, Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro's Murderball and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's ?Jesus Camp. Other A&E IndieFilms titles include the critically-acclaimed City of Ghosts from Oscar nominated director Matthew Heineman, Tom Dumican's No Greater Law which played in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival, A Gray State, directed by Erik Nelson and executive produced by iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog, Nanette Burstein's American Teen, which received the Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival; Amir Bar-Lev's My Kid Could Paint That as well as his 2012 Emmy Award-winning The Tillman Story; R.J. ?Cutler's The September Issue; Alex Gibney's 2011 PGA Award and DGA Award nominee Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer; Bart Layton's BAFTA Award-winning The Imposter; Mike Myers' directorial debut, SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon; and Author: The JT LeRoy Story from Jeff Feuerzig.





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