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Lifetime Extends Relationship with Garcelle Beauvais! She's the EP for Two and Will EP and Star in an Untitled Terry McMillan Film.


Garcelle Beauvais

Lifetime bolsters relationship with Garcelle Beauvais to executive produce three new original movies for Lifetime. Following the critically acclaimed Black Girl Missing movie in which Beauvais starred in and executive produced in 2023, Lifetime extends the franchise with two new movies with Beauvais set to executive produce. The movies continue the imperative conversations about systemic inequalities where missing girls and women of color are ignored. As part of this partnership, Beauvais will also team up with Lifetime on a new movie under the Terry McMillan Presents banner in which she will also executive produce and star in.


“I am so excited and grateful to continue my relationship with Lifetime because they immediately understood the importance of creating this now franchise with the Black Girl Missing movies. Having a network that stands by you and supports your mission gives me hope in humanity,” said Beauvais. “In addition to executive producing, I am thrilled to be starring in the Terry McMillan Presents movie because I can so deeply relate to being a woman who has to make hard decisions for matters of the heart.”



The powerful messaging behind Black Girl Missing has received critical acclaim including a Gracie and ASTRA Award from the Hollywood Critics Alliance for Best Television Movie. Black Girl Missing has also received nominations for an NAACP Image Award, a Black Reel Award and a Rockie Award.


Terry McMillan

In the yet to be titled Terry McMillan Presents Lifetime Original Movie, Ava (Garcelle Beauvais), a world-renowned chef living in Europe, rushes home to care for her elderly aunt in South Carolina after she suffers from a fall. Picked up from the long flight by Luke, a handsome driver 20-years her junior, the pair unexpectedly feel an instant connection. With a mutual love of food, family and fun, Ava and Luke have the perfect recipe for love. Despite her love for him, Ava soon realizes that Luke still has much to experience in life and she must decide what is best for her own career and relationships. Additional casting is currently underway.


McMillan is best known for her novels turned hit films, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to ExhaleTerry McMillan Presents movies will focus on the love and lives of African American women.


The movie will be produced for Lifetime by D’Angela Proctor for Undaunted Content in association with GroupM Motion Entertainment. Terry McMillan and Garcelle Beauvais executive produce. Richard Foster and Chet Fenster are executive producers for GroupM Motion Entertainment. The script is written by Tamara Gregory.

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