Lifetime celebrates a programming milestone this weekend with the premiere on February 20 of The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice, the network's 400th original movie. If you find it hard to fathom that Lifetime is only just now hitting that number, given the network's robust output of movies through the years, Tanya Lopez (pictured above), Executive Vice President, Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN, tells MediaVillage anyone would have good reason to be surprised. "We acquire many movies," she explained. "Meaning someone makes a movie, we look at it and we license it. To the audience, that looks like an original movie and you wouldn't know the difference. But this is the 400th original movie we bought, developed and produced specifically for Lifetime, as opposed to, 'Wow, that's a really great movie and will work on our schedule.'"
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