Lifetime has movie role for new vp Bulka

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Lifetime has beefed up its original movies department, hiring former NBC executive Stephen Bulka as vp.

Bulka, based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for the development of Lifetime's original movies as well as movies for Lifetime Movie Network, which debuts its first original miniseries, "The Capture of the Green River Killer," in the first quarter.

Bulka most recently spent seven years as vp movies and miniseries at NBC Entertainment, where he oversaw the development and production of such telefilms as "Martha Inc: The Story of Martha Stewart" and the musical production of "A Christmas Carol." He also launched the "Behind the Camera" franchise, which included "The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company.'"

Before NBC, Bulka was a literary agent at WMA. He also has held development posts at Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures.

Bulka, whose appointment is effective immediately, reports to senior vp original movies Tanya Lopez.

Upcoming Lifetime movies include "Queen Sized," starring "Hairspray's" Nikki Blonsky (Jan. 12), and "Racing for Time," starring Charles S. Dutton (Feb. 16).
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