OUR SUNDAY VISITOR: 'The Dating Project' takes on hook-up culture

Catholic production company Paulist Productions will soon release “The Dating Project,” a documentary that follows five single people as they navigate the changing dating scene in America. The singles featured in the film include two college students, two career women and a man in his 40s. The film is directed by Jonathan Cipiti, and attempts to show a wide spectrum of ages and experiences single people have today in the dating world.

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DEADLINE: Lea Thompson To Star In New Feature Adaptation Of ‘Little Women’

EXCLUSIVE: Lea Thompson, who just came off a successful run on ABC’s Freeform series Switched at Birth, has signed on to a modern adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women to play the lead role of family matriarch Marmee. Joining Thompson will be her Switched at Birth colleague and High School Musical alum Lucas Grabeel who will play Laurie.

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DEADLINE: Additions To Board Of Advisors

Paulist Productions, the Catholic production company which last month announced an upcoming mini-series The Innocence of Joan Little, is building its Board of Advisors as it expands acquisition, development and production slates.

Donahue said the new members “complement a strong group of advisors who are all forward thinking and help Paulist move beyond traditional boundaries.” Larry Thompson will continue as Chair of the Advisory Board that includes Vin Di Bona, Francie Calfo, Kelly Goode and Margaret Loesch.

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DEADLINE: Will Packer Joins ‘Joan Little’ Miniseries

Paulist Productions, a faith-based film and TV production company, optioned the book under its first-look deal with Author Solutions after it had been re-released in 2000 through e-book publisher iUniverse. The book details Little’s landmark 1974 trial, which drew international attention regarding a woman’s right to kill a rapist in self-defense, civil rights, prisoners’ rights, and capital punishment. She was eventually acquitted.

Paulist president Chris Donahue and VP Development and Production Marybeth Sprows will oversee the project.

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