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Embryo Mix-Up Case Getting The Lifetime Movie Treatment

By | Monday February 14, 2011 @ 5:12pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime is developing a movie about the highly-publicized case of two couples involved in an IVF mix-up. Sony Pictures TV, which is producing the project, has acquired the rights to the story of Carolyn and Sean Savage and Shannon and Paul Morrell, who made headlines when a fertility clinic mistakenly implanted the Morrells’ embryo into Carolyn Savage. Savage went on to give birth to a baby boy, which was then given to the other couple.

Nancey Silvers, who most recently wrote Lifetime’s upcoming movie William and Kate, will write the telefilm, which is based on Carolyn and Sean Savage’s book Inconceivable, released today by Harper Collins, as well as Shannon and Paul Morrell’s book Misconception published last spring and released in paperback 2 weeks ago. The Savages were on the Today Show this morning promoting the book, and their case was also featured on Dateline NBC on Friday. Executive producing the movie are Alan Gasmer, Clark Peterson, Judith Verno, Ron Senkowski and Mary Martin.

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, much less an even more disgusting premiere party whose selling point was its political incorrectness. (Let me make it perfectly clear: I support talent’s right to make the movie, just not business people profiting from it.) Sure, I received all those inane emails announcing the bash, and I did the right thing: I trashed them. Other journalists fell all over themselves covering the event so as to diss it: really, they’re lemmings hurling themselves off the cliff. There is only one way to stop the business of these torture porn movies: by shaming the people who receive money for releasing them, publicizing them, having anything to do with them. So, Mike, how could you? (And how could you, After Dark’s  Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman?) Take that Captivity money and donate it to charity and pledge publicly right now you’ll never get involved with torture porn pics again. Until Mike does, I urge Hollywood and other companies to shun Sitrick and Company because there is such a thing as guilt by association.

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