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Painted House Gets Emmy Nod

July 17, 2003 - Posted at: 2:12 p.m. CDT

LEPANTO, Ark. -- A made-for-TV movie shot in Lepanto in northeastern Arkansas had one nomination Thursday when the Emmy finalists were announced.

A film version of John Grisham's ``A Painted House'' was aired this spring on CBS. It was nominated for an Emmy in the category: ``Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie.''

Other nominees were ``Door to Door'' on TNT; ``Live From Baghdad'' on HBO; ``Meredith Willson's The Music Man'' on ABC; and ``Steven Spielberg Presents Taken: Episode 1 _ Beyond the Sky'' on cable's Sci-Fi channel.

``A Painted House'' was based on Grisham's memories of growing up in the Arkansas Delta. Grisham was born at Jonesboro and grew up at Black Oak and Parkin.

The movie is set in an Arkansas Delta town in 1952 and features a young boy who must unravel secrets that could ``change his family and town forever,'' according to promotional material for the movie.

The nominees for best made-for-TV movie were ``Door to Door,'' ``Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story'' on Lifetime, ``Live From Baghdad,'' ``My House in Umbria'' on HBO and ``Normal'' on HBO.

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