14 MAY 2024

Nicely Entertainment acquires rights for "Ladies of the 80´s: a Divas Christmas"

It´s a Lifetime original starring Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, and Nicollette Sheridan. Nicely will launch to international buyers the film at Cannes, LA Screenings, and NATPE Budapest.

14 MAY 2024

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Nicely Entertainment has acquired international rights to Lifetime’s soap opera spoof, "Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas". The film stars iconic actresses from the ‘80s led by Loni Anderson ("WKRP in Cincinnati"), Morgan Fairchild ("Falcon Crest"), Linda Gray ("Dallas"), Donna Mills ("Knots Landing") and Nicollette Sheridan ("Knots Landing"). Taylor Ann Thompson, Travis Burns, Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, and Chloe Mills (Donna Mills’ daughter) also star. The company will launch the movie for international sales this month and will present it to buyers from Cannes, LA Screenings and NATPE Budapest.

The film is produced by Larry Thompson Entertainment ("Liz & Dick", "Amish Grace"). The executive producer is Larry Thompson. Christie Will Wolf ("Christmas on Candy Cane Lane", "The Art of Passion") directs from a script by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman ("The Golden Girls", "Gilmore Girls") with Robert G. Endara II and Ed Polgardy producing.  

In this very campy and heartwarming movie, five glamorous soap opera actresses reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera. The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director, Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), do their best to keep things on the rails but as the Ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the Ladies' famous, diva sniping, and fight, the divas reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and "past secrets" to "act" as if they all still love each other, only to eventually discover that the love between them is still strong... Also, when old love sparks reignite between Alex and Nell the Ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. The show becomes a ratings hit ushering in a new television format for the series and the Ladies - the first streaming, "reality", soap opera.  A Christmas Romance blooms full for Alex and Nell and all the Ladies are gifted with learning about themselves and each other.  

Vanessa Shapiro, Nicely’s Founder and CEO, highlighted the fact of having so many stars together in one film: “We’re thrilled to bring 'Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas' to the international marketplace. It is so fun to see all these legends of the small screen united in this film, from Dallas’ Linda Gray to Knots Landing’s Donna Mills, I’m personally a huge fan and very excited to share this very original movie.”, shared.

Finally, the Executive Producer, Larry Thompson considered the production a personal gift: "The beauty of an original, outrageous, Christmas story combined with my longtime respect and friendships with Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda, and Nicollette, blessed me with the opportunity to produce this holiday movie. Few film producers find a gift like that under their tree, and Nicely Entertainment is the perfect Santa Claus distributor to deliver it to the world,” added.