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March 16, 2015 12:39 ET

J. Alex Brinson Joins the ABC Drama Pilot 'The Advocate'

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) -

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Actor, screenwriter and producer J. Alex Brinson is joining the cast of the ABC drama pilot The Advocate. From Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Prods. and Warner Bros TV, The Advocate stars 24 and Grey's Anatomy alumna Kim Raver.

According to Deadline:

Written by Turner and directed by Michael M. Robin, The Advocate was inspired by the real story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who teamed with Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch a healthcare consulting and case management company. It centers on Francis "Frankie" Reese (Raver), a tough, resourceful, type-A businesswoman at the top of her game who has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine. Turner and Klein executive produce, with Lifson-Pompan and Ulene serving as consulting producers.

Brinson is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and Vancouver Film School, and Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. His first screenplay, "Washington: Father of Our Country,' is about an African American high school poet that overcomes the odds. Learn more about Brinson at

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