NOVA faculty members Lisa Nanni-Messegee (LO) and Todd Messegee (AN) are the screenwriters on a romantic comedy scheduled to air on the PixL channel. ”Romantically Speaking” will be shown multiple times on PixL.
Produced by Larry Levinson Productions and directed by Ron Oliver, the film stars Heather Morris, known for her role as Brittany, the blonde cheerleader on “Glee.” “Romantically Speaking” also stars Jonathan Bennett (“Mean Girls”), Teri Polo (“The Fosters”), Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”) and Carly Steel (“Entertainment Tonight.”)
The movie is about a radio talk show host, Ariel Cookson (Morris) who is an expert in romantic relationships on her radio program, “Romantically Speaking,” but is lousy at her own relationships.
The script has been in development since 2011. The Messegees originated the story idea and pitched it to two different executives in Hollywood. They are the credited writers on the $1.6 million made-for-television movie.