"The Pregnancy Pact" Original Movie to Premiere January 23
Lifetime's 'The Pregnancy Pact,' Starring Thora Birch, Nancy Travis and
Camryn Manheim, to Premiere January 23
New Original Movie Inspired by Massachusetts High School Students' Alleged
LOS ANGELES, California
-- Television is taking on the issue of America's rise
in teen pregnancies with the Original Movie, The Pregnancy Pact. Golden Globe(
)and Emmy( )Award-winner Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer, The Practice), Nancy
Travis (The Bill Engvall Show, Becker) and Golden Globe-nominee Thora Birch
(Ghost World, American Beauty) star. Inspired by a true story, the film explores
the costs of teen pregnancy set against the backdrop of the infamous alleged
2008 "pregnancy pact" in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Lifetime
Original Movie The Pregnancy Pact premieres on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 9
ABOUT THE PREGNANCY PACT
Sidney Bloom (Birch), an on-line magazine journalist, returns to her hometown
to investigate the sudden spike in teenage pregnancies at her old high school.
Almost immediately, she comes up against Lorraine Dougan (Travis), the head of
the local conservative values group and mother of Sara, a newly pregnant
15-year-old. Meanwhile, the school nurse (Manheim) tries to convince the school
to provide contraception to students to address the pregnancy epidemic but is
met with great opposition from the school and community. As the number of
pregnant girls climbs to 18, a media firestorm erupts when Time Magazine reports
that the rise in the number of pregnancies at the school is the result of a
"pregnancy pact." As the mystery unfolds about whether or not
"the pact" is real, Sidney soon realizes that all of the attention is
disguising the much larger issues that are at the core of the story.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
The Pregnancy Pact is produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films for Lifetime
Television. Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (Lifetime's Acceptance,
Lifetime Movie Network's Natalee Holloway) will serve as executive producers.
Rosemary Rodriguez (Acts of Worship, Rescue Me) directs from a script written by
Pamela Davis (House) and Teena Booth (Lifetime's Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader
Scandal, Lifetime Movie Network's Natalee Holloway).