Robin Roberts Presents, the company by Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, has new projects underway as Roberts has partnered with Lifetime to produce original movies.  For Lifetime, the partnership will lead them to reach their goal of having 75 TV movies by 2019. For Roberts, she will be shooting documentaries and scripted content. One of her first projects will be a film about gospel singer and civil rights activist, Mahalia Jackson, written by Bettina Gilois, and a film about the adult kidnap survivor, Alexis Manigo, written by Michele Samit and Richard Kletter.

Both films will have documentaries produced by Lincoln Square Productions and Rock’n Robin, Roberts’ production company.

Read the full description of Roberts’ latest project below:


Robin Roberts will executive produce a series of movies and documentaries for Lifetime under the banner, Robin Roberts Presents. Based on true events, the movies and documentaries will explore stories that inspire and educate audiences. The first of these projects will focus on African American Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson whose inspirational music and unwavering faith were a great support for Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Robin Roberts executive produces the movie alongside Linda Berman of Lincoln Square Productions. The script is written by Bettina Gilois.

The second project focuses on the true story of Alexis Manigo, who at age 18, discovers her real name is Kamiyah Mobley and that she had been abducted as a baby from a Jacksonville, Florida hospital. Robin Roberts executive produces alongside Linda Berman of Lincoln Square Productions, Gary Randall, Michele Samit and Richard Kletter. Samit and Kletter also serve as writers for the script.

Each movie will be followed by a companion documentary, featuring some of the real-life characters depicted in the films. The docs will be executive produced by Robin Roberts and John R. Green as a production collaboration between Rock’n Robin and Lincoln Square Productions for Lifetime.



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