A Hollywood power couple with ties to the College has woven Bowdoin into their latest project. First-year Simon Brooks’ parents – Tanya Lopez-Brooks, head of the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), and executive producer Stan Brooks – are behind the LMN movie On Strike for Christmas, in which Bowdoin is mentioned several times.
The plot involves a mother (played by Daphne Zuniga) who goes on strike when her family won’t help with all the planning and extra work around the house during the holidays. She has college-bound twins, one of whom is waiting to hear from the basketball coach at Bowdoin, mentioned at least three times in the film. On Strike for Christmas premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 5, and repeats multiple times that week.