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RX: EARLY DETECTION A CANCER JOURNEY WITH SANDRA LEE

Directed by Cathy Chermol Schrijver
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 38 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE RX: EARLY DETECTION A CANCER JOURNEY WITH SANDRA LEE
RX: EARLY DETECTION A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee follows the intense and intimate journey of a woman whose life becomes dramatically altered when her routine medical check-up delivers a cancer diagnosis. Executive produced by Sandra Lee and Sheila Nevins. An HBO Documentary Film.

After the Premiere Screening: a conversation with director Cathy Chermol Schrijver and subjects Sandra Lee, and Kimber Lee.
New York, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Cathy Chermol Schrijver is an Emmy®-winning executive producer, who spent 15 years as a showrunner for Telepictures, the syndication arm of Warner Bros. Her extensive background in network news, talk, and entertainment includes five years at ABC News, where she was the senior supervising producer for Good Morning America.
Panelists

Cathy Chermol Schrijver

Cathy Chermol Schrijver is a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy Award–winning news and entertainment television producer. She was one of the top show runners at Good Morning America during the Diane Sawyer years. Chermol Schrijver spent 17 years as an executive producer with Telepictures, the syndicated television arm of Warner Bros. Studios. She worked her way up in local television as a producer for network affiliates in local markets on both coasts. Rx Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee is her first film.

Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee is a multiple Emmy® winning television host and International Lifestyle Expert. The Good Morning America contributor authored 27 best selling books before her 2015 breast cancer diagnosis. Sandra documented her cancer journey to bring awareness and to educate. Sandra activism has received the Congressional Families Award on Capitol Hill, City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor, the Albert Einstein Award of Excellence and Ellis Island’s Medal of Honor.

Kimber Lee

Kimber Lee, is an award winning realtor, education activist, and long standing environmental advocate. She has spent much of her last years championing early detection and has become a passionate advocate for breast cancer caregivers. Kimber is the 2018 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award recipient of the Sundance Film Festival for her work on HBO’s documentary Rx: Early Detection a Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee.

Amy Robach

Amy Robach was named News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in March 2014, and has traveled nationally and internationally to cover major news events. In 2015, Robach wrote a New York Times bestseller titled Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour about her unexpected journey with breast cancer after being diagnosed following an on-air mammogram on GMA. Before joining ABC News, Robach worked at NBC News from 2003 to 2012. Robach attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, two daughters and is also the stepmom to three wonderful boys.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Special Screenings
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    38 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Cathy Chermol Schrijver
  • Producer:
    Cathy Chermol Schrijver
  • Screenwriter:
    Cathy Chermol Schrijver
  • Cinematographer:
    Cathy Chermol Schrijver
  • Editor:
    Paula Heredia
  • Executive Producer:
    Sandra Lee, Sheila Nevins, Cathy Chermol Schrijver
  • US Distributor:
    HBO
  • Senior Producer:
    Lisa Heller
  • Original Music:
    Michael Bacon
  • Post-Production Manager:
    Robert Forlenza
  • Cast:
    Sandra Lee, Kimber Lee, Governor Andrew Cuomo

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