telefilm

noun
tele·​film | \ˈte-li-ˌfilm \

Definition of telefilm 

: a motion picture made to be telecast

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Two decades earlier, the organization had honored him for his campaign for the heart-wrenching 1971 ABC telefilm Brian's Song. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Paul Bloch, Famed Publicist Adept at Putting Out Fires in Hollywood, Dies at 78," 26 May 2018 During the 1970s, Walker was seen in the telefilms Yuma from Aaron Spelling, Hardcase and The Bounty Man and in Pancho Villa (1972). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clint Walker, Star of 1950s TV Western 'Cheyenne,' Dies at 90," 22 May 2018 His work for television included writing the telefilms Stormy Weathers and Holly Hunter's Crazy in Love, both of which aired in 1992, and 1995's Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, starring Sherilyn Fenn. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gerald Ayres, Producer of 'The Last Detail' and 'Cisco Pike,' Dies at 82," 16 Apr. 2018 The ideology is all familiarly Hare-ian for those who have seen his plays or the BBC telefilm Page Eight and its two follow-up projects. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Collateral': TV Review," 8 Mar. 2018 Swerdlow also received an Emmy nomination in 2011 for producing the HBO telefilm Too Big to Fail, directed by Curtis Hanson. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ezra Swerdlow, Producer on 'The First Wives Club' and 'Zombieland,' Dies at 64," 30 Jan. 2018 Perhaps the most notable onscreen portrayal of him was turned in by Steve Railsback in Helter Skelter, a CBS event telefilm directed by Tom Gries that aired over two nights in April 1976. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Charles Manson, Satanic Mastermind Behind Murder of Actress Sharon Tate, Dies at 83," 20 Nov. 2017 Perhaps the most notable onscreen portrayal of him was turned in by Steve Railsback in Helter Skelter, a CBS event telefilm directed by Tom Gries that aired over two nights in April 1976. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Charles Manson, Infamous Cult Leader, Dies at 83," 20 Nov. 2017 Robert De Niro gives a quietly intense performance in HBO's Bernie Madoff telefilm, which could be retitled 'Sympathy for the Devil's Family.' Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Wizard of Lies': TV Review," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of telefilm

1919, in the meaning defined above

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