News
Top News

Showtime Picks Up ‘Surge’ Docu On Historic Midterm Election; LisaRaye McCoy & More Star In ‘Holiday Heartbreak’; Nacelle Co. Nabs ‘Dons of Disco’ Docu – Film Briefs

Showtime Picks Up ‘Surge’ Docu On Historic Midterm Election; LisaRaye McCoy & More Star In ‘Holiday Heartbreak’; Nacelle Co. Nabs ‘Dons of Disco’ Docu – Film Briefs

Showtime has secured the right to Surge, a documentary that will play on the premium cabler’s newly established a co-branded multiplex channel SHOxBET on September 8. Co-directed by Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs, the film details the historic 2018 midterm elections where a record number of first-time female candidates ran and won. From executive producers Alyssa Milano, Regina K. Scully, Dara, Jedd Canty, and Tanya Selvarantnam as well as advisor Katie Couric, the film sets to expose the double standards, biases and brutal realities women face running for Congress, some without the support of their own party. The doc centers on three congressional candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Illinois, who were each looking to flip their deep red districts to blue, including Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman ever to be elected to Congress. A registered nurse and public health expert, Underwood is now on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic

See full article on Deadline