The first special under the pact is The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime. It will focus on how Carlson’s actions to confront sexual harassment in the workplace has served as a catalyst for other women to come forward.
“It has now been confirmed that our voices are amplified and actually get heard when we stand together, and I am proud to partner with Lifetime to make change happen by presenting the heartbreaking, but previously untold, stories of everyday working women,” said Carlson. “We need to shine a light on the predators and their enablers, rather than ostracizing and blacklisting the innocent victims whose dreams and careers have been destroyed. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with A+E Networks on this important project.”
The other two specials in the series will focus on inspirational stories of every day Americans. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Liz Gateley and Gretchen Carlson will serve as Executive Producers. Executive producers for Lifetime are Gena McCarthy and Brie Bryant.
“Gretchen has stood at the forefront of this powerful movement, risking her own career to protect all women. She’s a trusted, courageous journalist and a tireless advocate for women from all walks of life,” said Steve Ascher, Vice President of A+E Originals. “We’re honored that she has chosen to partner with A+E Originals™ to bring her voice, passion and unique perspectives to Lifetime.”
The collaboration with Carlson comes on the heels of recently announced partnerships with Leah Remini and Elizabeth Vargas.