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    Vera Bradley x Girl Starter/TLC


     Vera Bradley x Girl Starter


    Vera Bradley partners with the NEW TLC reality competition series Girl Starter, described as a blend of reality hits such as “Shark Tank,” “The Apprentice,” “Project Runway” and “American Idol,” produced by Al Roker’s production company (AL Roker Entertainment), the show is aimed at empowering young female entrepreneurs ages 18-24 and those interested in supporting their dreams.

    The competition follows six steps of early phase business building, from ideation through pitch and features entertaining challenges, vibrant guest stars and a grand price of $100,000 in funding and services. The Girl Starter x Vera Bradley episode will air TOMORROW night (Friday, May 19th at 7pm EST on TLC) and features Vera Bradley Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard as a guest judge.




    MAGIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST
    OF HAN ONG’S WORLD PREMIERE PLAY GRANDEUR
    FEATURING CARL LUMBLY (ABC’S ALIAS, CBS’ CAGNEY & LACEY);
    PREVIEWS BEGIN MAY 31, OPENS ON JUNE 7.


     GRANDEUR


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 25, 2017) – Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Han Ong’s World Premiere GRANDEUR. Previews begin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Magic Theatre’s Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, June 7. The production is helmed by Magic’s Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Tickets are on-sale now.

    The Company is led by Carl Lumbly (ABC’s Alias, CBS’ Cagney & Lacey) as “Gil Scott-Heron,” and features Safiya Fredericks as “Julie Toussaint” and Rafael Jordan as “Steve Barron.”

    GRANDEUR imagines a meeting between an ambitious young journalist and the shape-shifting music legend, Gil Scott-Heron. Questions of legacy, art, hope, and redemption drive this funny and gut-wrenching exchange. It’s a homecoming for MacArthur Genius award winner Han Ong, who returns to Magic after a 25-year hiatus.

    “In 1992 Han Ong made his professional debut at Magic in 1992 with Reasons to Live,” said Artistic Director Loretta Greco, who is directing GRANDEUR. “So, it is serendipitous that after a sojourn from the theater (in order to write his wonderful novels) he is returning home to Magic with his first play in 16 years! GRANDEUR is a stunning-- powerful ride; both wickedly funny and poignant in its social relevance, we are honored to be premiering it. GRANDEUR provides the rare opportunity to spend an evening with the shape-shifting titan of music: the great Gil Scott Heron (played with gusto by the exceptional Carl Lumbly). Just as Diebenkorn chasing the tail of Matisse has captured our collective imagination, Han has doggedly trailed and lovingly reassembled another artist of color’s rise and fall in order to evoke perspective on some of life’s larger questions and to leave a more intricate and complicated tale which asks us to reconsider what constitutes a man’s worth.”

    In addition to Mr. Ong and Ms. Greco, the creative team includes Hana S. Kim (Scenic / Video Design), Alex Jaeger (Costume Design), Raymond Oppenheimer (Lighting Design), Sara Huddleston (Sound Design) and Jackie Scott (Props Design). Magic Theatre is located in the Marina District of San Francisco, at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123). The entrance to Fort Mason is at the intersection of Marina Blvd and Buchanan Street. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There is no Tuesday performance during Previews, and there will be two additional 2:30 p.m. performances (on Saturday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 14). There will be a Salon with the Director and Playwright following the 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 4, and Friday post-show Talkbacks with the actors following the 8:00 p.m. performances on June 9, June 16 and June 23. Tickets, priced from $35.00 to $75.00, are available online at MagicTheatre.org; by calling Magic Theatre at (415) 441-8822; or visiting Magic Theatre’s Box Office, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates, the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday one hour prior to the show. For more information, visit MagicTheatre.org.

    About Magic Theatre
    Now celebrating its 50th year of continuous operation, Magic Theatre is dedicated to the cultivation of bold new plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to producing explosive, entertaining, and ideologically robust stories that ask substantive questions about our place in humanity. Magic provides a nurturing yet rigorous artistic home where innovative writers can create a body of work. We believe that developing an evolved artistic vocabulary with the playwright at our side, over a long period of time, greatly improves a playwright’s chances to thrive.

    From its earliest years, Magic Theatre has contributed to the richness and relevance of the national theatrical canon. Magic’s impact on the field has resonated throughout the United States beginning in the 1970’s with Sam Shepard’s early Pulitzer and Obie-award winning plays to Luis Alfaro’s world premiere of Oedipus el Rey in 2010, Taylor Mac’s groundbreaking five-hour epic The Lily’s Revenge in 2011, and Octavio Solis’s Se Llama Cristina in 2013. Under Loretta Greco’s direction, Magic is reviving and increasing playwright residencies and long-term artistic developmental efforts as it hones its focus on new play creation in concert with the playwright. 22 of the 25 new plays produced at Magic over the last five years have enjoyed extended life beyond its stage throughout the U.S. and abroad.

    Magic Theatre has supported hundreds of artists since the indefatigable John Lion founded it in 1967. Michael McClure served as the first playwright in residence beginning in 1969 with his early plays. Sam Shepard cut his playwright’s teeth at Magic, starting in 1975. His seminal plays were written and premiered during his decade-long residency, including Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize, 1979), True West (both directed by Robert Woodruff), and Fool for Love. Martin Esslin, internationally renowned scholar and critic, joined the company as the first resident dramaturg in American theater in 1977, a position now integral to American new playhouses.

    Soon 3, Athol Fugard, Mark O’Rowe, Nilo Cruz, Octavio Solis, Claire Chafee, Jon Robin Baitz, Paula Vogel, Anne Bogart, Stephen Belber, Basil Twist, and Rebecca Gilman are just a notable few of the formidable writers who have been a part of Magic’s history. They have been joined in recent years by many of today’s exciting playwrights, such as Taylor Mac, Linda McLean, Teresa Rebeck, Lloyd Suh, Julie Marie Myatt, Sharr White, Christina Anderson, and Luis Alfaro. Magic plays have received numerous awards, including Pulitzer Prizes and ten Obie Awards. Other honors include the Kennedy Center Award, PEN-West Awards for Drama, Bay Area Critics’ Circle Awards, Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards, and the NAACP Image Award. Oedipus el Rey was awarded the Will Glickman Playwriting Award for 2010 and Sharr White’s Annapurna was a finalist for the 2012 Steinberg/ACTA New Play Award.

    Calendar Listing for GRANDEUR

    Dates: May 31 – June 25, 2017 (press opening Wednesday, June 7)

    Playing Schedule: The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There is no Tuesday performance during Previews, and there will be two additional 2:30 p.m. performances (on Saturday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 14). There will be a Salon with the Director and Playwright following the 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 4, and Friday post-show Talkbacks with the actors following the 8:00 p.m. performances on June 9, June 16 and June 23.

    Prices: $35.00 to $75.00.

    Venue: Magic Theatre (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123).

    Tickets: Online: MagicTheatre.org Phone: (415) 441-8822 In-person: On non-performance dates, the Box Office is open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On performance dates, the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday one hour prior to the show.





    Whose Streets?


    Whose Streets


    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

    100 minutes

    “ OUTSTANDING AND INCENDIARY. A Frederick Wiseman level of immersion.”
    – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

    “AN ESSENTIAL TESTAMENT - ATTENTION MUST BE PAID. Rousing and indignant, bristling with hurt and humanity.”
    – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    For More Info:

    Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    #WhoseStreets

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    50in50: Writing Women Into Existence


    Writing Women Into Existence


    Description
    50in50: Writing Women into Existence
    A partnership with Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop and the Billie Holiday Theatre.

    Curated by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morriseau

    Fifty writers (all women and girls) have had their say, writing a short monologue in response to the powerful statement shaped by curator Morriseau which partially reads, “As Black Women writers, we fulfill a unique and un-duplicated role in theatre. We are telling the stories that represent us with balance and complexity and illuminate our side of the human experience.”

    Join us for a groundbreaking event that places the diverse, rich and challenging perspectives of women and girls from all walks of life at the center. These stories will be read by an ensemble of women performers in an astounding 90-minute journey of truth, humor and strength.

    Cast: Simone Missick (Luke Cage), Pauletta Washington (Beloved, NY Premiere of Autumn), Phyllis Yvonne Stickney (How Stella Got Her Groove Back), Marsha Stephanie Blake (Getting On, Orange is the New Black) and more.

    Tickets: $15 at eventbrite.com

    PLEASE NOTE: The stories that will be shared, some contain adult situations, sexual content and/or strong language

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    BREAKING GLASS PICTURES PROUDLY PRESENTS:

    ILLICIT

    "SOME FLAMES REFUSE TO BURN OUT"


    ILLICIT


    OFFICIAL SELECTION – AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2016
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL, 2017
    OFFICIAL SELECTION – TORONTO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2017

    Breaking Glass Pictures will release the upcoming seductive thriller ILLICIT in theaters May 5, 2017 and On Demand/DVD on May 23, 2017.

    Beginning May 5, ILLICIT will hold a limited theatrical run in Chicago and Atlanta prior to a DVD/VOD release on May 23, 2017.

    CAST: David Ramsey (‘Arrow’, ‘Dexter’), Vivica A. Fox (‘Empire’, Kill Bill), McKinley Freeman (End of Watch, "Hit the Floor"), and Dean Cain (‘Supergirl’, God’s Not Dead).

    SYNOPSIS: A well-liked parole officer and a beautiful former model enjoy a successful marriage until she gets the itch to go back to work. As the wife forms an “unlikely friendship” with an emerging photographer, the husband is dealing with a parolee who proves to be more than he bargained for.

    As loose ends unravel and a world of secrets, sex, and lies creep closer to home, Illicit poses the simple question: “Can you have everything without losing it all?”

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    Actress Mara Hall Guest Stars as Caledonia on Episode 2, Season 2 of Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners

    This Sunday, March 12!


    Actress Mara Hall


    Season One of Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners was full of drama in the church, betrayal, and a slew of ups & downs that kept audiences watching intently. But, Season Two approaches with new drama and juicy scandals that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats!

    Vibrant actress Mara Hall serves as the comic relief of this new season in her role as Caledonia, one of the central choir members at the Greater Hope Baptist Church Choir and lifetime member of the church. In Season Two, Caledonia is given more responsibility and involvement in the church, and adds a touch of humor to every dramatic situation. Dynamic with the other characters, Caledonia is a strong willed individual who often finds herself instigating and gossiping in the choir, while staying out of dodge.

    “I loved working with the cast because it is a well-seasoned cast of prominent African-American actors. I also loved working with Gospel and R&B musicians that I listened to all of my life and looked up to. This was such an amazing opportunity and experience being on set with them…And the director, Darren Grant, is such consummate professional. He makes your job easy and is a pleasure to work with.” – Mara Hall

    “This was a great role for me; I enjoyed it...I'm a musician – a classical clarinetist. I love being able to show another side of my acting through music.” – Mara Hall

    (Mara Hall has three degrees in music from Jackson State University (Bachelors of Music Education), University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music (Masters in Clarinet Performance), and two years of a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance) at the University of Southern Mississippi.)

    “For 2017, I want to take every step and every stride to become the black Melissa McCarthy…I want to be a beacon of light for anyone who needs it. I love to build people up through my art. I want people to feel like they can do anything that they put their minds to and be anything that they want to be if they work hard at it." – Mara Hall

    Catch Mara Hall on Episodes 2-4 and Episodes 6-8 on Season Two of Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners, which continues this Sunday, March 12!

    Actress Mara Hall


    Mara Hall is best known for her role Nurse Kathleen on the award-winning ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. This March 2017, Mara guest stars in 6 episodes of Bounce TV’s Season Two of Saints & Sinners. Also this March, Mara will lead in a play at the Moments Playhouse in Hollywood. The play, "Mississippi Sun", written and directed by LaDarrion Williams, opens on March 31, 2017. In 2016, she also took on the role of Caledonia in the popular series Saints & Sinners. Mara made her national TV debut on the hit show Dance Your Ass Off as one of the contestants on Oxygen's reality dance/weight loss competition series. In 2015, Mara launched her, I Got Something To Say #IGSTS, social media movement and lifestyle show that empowers audiences through laughter. Mara is also passionate about health and beauty and loves to connect with fellow beauty queens across the U.S. and globally. This Spring 2017, look for Mara Hall as a recurring guest star on Season Two of Bounce TV's Saints & Sinners.

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    GHOSTS GET THE LAST LAUGH WHEN THE GHOST BROTHERS RETURN FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON ON TLC

    The GHOST BROTHERS are back! Season 2 that follows TV’s first black ghost hunting team kicks off on Friday at 9/8c on TLC at the historically haunted Thornhaven Manor in Indiana. Reported to house negative energy that targets men – allegedly caused by a murder victim, his family members and the murderer, himself – the guys set out to discover what the phenomena actually is…with a feline friend stirring up trouble along the way.


    The GHOST BROTHERS


    TLC is ready to be scared silly, announcing a new season of GHOST BROTHERS premiering during its Friday night supernatural strand. Featuring TV’s first African American ghost hunters, Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are budding paranormal enthusiasts on a mission to find out if legendary haunted locations are the real deal. These charismatic characters blend natural curiosity with comedic flair, bringing humor and good manners to the spirit world. With eight episodes, season 2 of GHOST BROTHERS premieres Friday, March 10 at 9/8c on TLC.

    The GHOST BROTHERS take a passionate hobby to the next level investigating historically haunted and often abandoned locations, testing their own spirit along the way. All raised in religious households, the GHOST BROTHERS were taught that “messing” with the dead is dangerous business, but some unexplained experiences of their own drove them to find out firsthand just how spooky the supernatural can be. Dalen, Juwan and Marcus enlist local historians and caretakers to provide the history of the property to better understand what they are facing. When night falls, viewers join the antics of their afterlife investigation as the trio uses local experts, investigative equipment, trigger objects, and most importantly, their southern charm, to help make contact with the other side.

    In the premiere episode, the GHOST BROTHERS travel to New Castle, Indiana to investigate paranormal claims at the historic Thornhaven Manor. Reported to house negative energy that targets men – allegedly caused by a murder victim, his family members and the murderer, himself – the guys set out to discover what the phenomena actually is. Other haunted hot spots explored in the second season of GHOST BROTHERS include: a desolate sawmill nicknamed the “Mill of Death” in the bayou of Louisiana; the maze-like home of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose; a haunted elementary school in Middletown, Ohio; the “White Witch” of Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica; and more.


    Premiere episode sneak peek: https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/ghost-brothers-on-tlc/videos/check-out-thornhaven-manor


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    ALIVE AND KICKING

    Directed by Susan Glatzer
    Written by Susan Glatzer and Heidi Zimmerman
    Featuring Norma Miller

    Magnolia Pictures will release ALIVE AND KICKING in theaters, OnDemand, on Amazon Video and iTunes April 7, 2017


    ALIVE AND KICKING in theaters


    Alive & Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society. No matter what troubles they are facing in their lives, swing dancers are filled with joy, exhilaration, and even giddiness while they dance. Boiled down to its core, swing dancing is about the pursuit of happiness. Most people think of happiness as a passive emotion: if something good happens, I will be happy. But we all have the ability to feel joy despite the worst of circumstances once we realize that happiness exists inside of us.

    For More Info:

    Official Site | Facebook | Twitter


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    ALL NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “CRASHED” STARRING ASHANTI, ALL TIME LOW, JOEY GRACEFFA AND MORE LANDS ON GO90™

    “Crashed” from Sony Music Entertainment and Joel McHale's Free Period Productions fuses together hidden camera with live music, comedy, sports and celebs starting February 2


    Crashed


    LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2017) – go90 and Sony Music Entertainment today announced new original series “Crashed”, a surprise-and-delight show created in partnership with Joel McHale's Free Period Productions. The 10-episode series premieres exclusively on go90 on February 2, 2017.

    “Crashed” documents what happens when unsuspecting fans are nominated by their friends and family to have their favorite celebrities in music, sports and comedy “crash” their otherwise normal day and turn it into an unforgettable experience. Celebrity crashers include the likes of singer, songwriter Tinashe, American rock band All Time Low, American gold medalist Gabby Douglas, YouTube personality Joey Graceffa and more.

    “I’m thrilled to be partnered with go90 and Sony Music Originals to bring you ‘Crashed,’ which has nothing to do with what happens to you after you have 12 Sugar Daddies,” said series producer, Joel McHale.

    Crashed


    "We're excited to be partnering with Verizon, Joel McHale and Free Period Productions to bring 'Crashed' to go90 users," said Lee Stimmel, Head of Original Content at Sony Music Entertainment. "Sony Music Originals is focused on expanding the relationships between artists and their audiences through original video content, and 'Crashed' allows them to do that in memorable and amusing ways by creating fun, unexpected intersections between stars and fans. We think it’s a format that viewers will really enjoy.”

    Watch all new episodes of “Crashed” for free only on go90.com or the go90 app available for iOS or Android.

    Crashed


    “Joel and Free Period have mastered a fun, innovative format with 'Crashed' that taps uniquely into the fandom of today's top stars," said Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer at go90. "We're thrilled that our audience and fans alike will get to watch Tinashe, Gabby Douglas, Joey Graceffa and others in our second original series from Sony Music Entertainment."

    About go90
    go90 is a free, mobile-first, social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors, creators, audiences and brands in digital entertainment. Available on the web,iOS and Android, go90 brings together and delivers premiere entertainment experiences across every screen. go90 is part of the Verizon Communications family of companies. Start watching now on go90.com.

    About Sony Music Entertainment
    Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Flying Buddha, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Louder Than Life, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, OKeh, Polo Ground Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


    'Crashed' Schedule:

    February 2: Dance Moms
    February 9: All Time Low
    February 16: Tinashe
    February 23: Ricky Dillon
    March 2: Ashanti
    March 9: Meg DeAngelis
    March 16: Joey Graceffa
    March 23: Tim Delaghetto
    March 30: Gabby Douglas
    April 6: Johnny Orlando


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    SEASON TWO OF OWN’S POPULAR DRAMA SERIES ‘GREENLEAF’ PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

     GREENLEAF


    Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the season two premiere date for its acclaimed original drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey. The first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes of the series’ second season will air in summer 2017. “Greenleaf” premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN history and was 2016’s #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season.

    In the series’ second season, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Why Did I Get Married?”) ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Emmy-winner Keith David, “Community”) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy-winner Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (GregAlan Williams, “The Accountant”) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox, “Dope”), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire. Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.

    About “Greenleaf”
    OWN’s popular original drama series “Greenleaf,” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”), takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright and Clement Virgo. The series stars include Merle Dandridge (“The Night Shift”), Lynn Whitfield (“The Josephine Baker Story”) and Keith David (“Community”), Lamman Rucker (“Why Did I Get Married?”), Deborah Joy Winans (“Whitney”), Kim Hawthorne (“Switched at Birth”), Tye White (“The People Vs. O.J. Simpson”), GregAlan Williams (“The Accountant”), Desiree Ross (“Falling Skies”), and Lovie Simone. “Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City.

    Viewers can catch up on the show’s complete first season on the Watch OWN App.

    About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.

    About Lionsgate
    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.

    With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving nearly 25 million subscribers and the STARZENCORE platform with over 31 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the Starz app delivering content directly to consumers.

    The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, the critically-acclaimed box office hit La La Land, which won a record-breaking seven Golden Globes, Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions' Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

    One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf and hit Starz series including Outlander, Black Sails, Survivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

    Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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    CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW TV SERIES “PROJECT DAD” AIRING ON TLC

    One of the World’s Favorite Storytellers Shares What Happens When Celebrity Dads Are Home Alone with the Kids

     PROJECT DAD


    COS COB, CT – JANUARY 5, 2017 – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment announces a new television series Project Dad, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Original, which follows three celebrity dads as they step out of the spotlight and into the role of “mom.” The series premieres on TLC today, January 5, 2017 5:00 p.m.

    Project Dad follows Donnell Rawlings (comedian, Chappelle’s Show), Daniel Cosgrove (actor, Days of Our Lives), and DJ Skribble (world-ranked disc jockey, MTV’s TRL) as they’re left alone with their kids while their partners leave home for days. The series turns the camera on these three busy celebrity dads struggle to balance caring for a home, parenting and pursuing a full-time career — on their own. “Project Dad will have viewers laughing, crying and relishing in the real life moments these dads have with their children,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., executive chairman of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “The show adds to our library of inspirational and entertaining content, and we expect the show to resonate with all audiences. This is our second television series to air on a cable network in just two years, and we expect more to follow.”

    Project Dad is based on the hit international series Return of Superman that was originally broadcast and owned by Korean Broadcasting System. The hit series in South Korea has won more than 13 awards. Derek Britt and Ricky Paull Goldin of DB Goldline, William J. Rouhana, Jr. of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and EunHui Jong of Critical Density Media, LLC are the series Executive Producers. Populus Brands manages the network agreement with Discovery Communications and oversees partnerships, media sponsorships, and trade out sales for the series.

    ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
    Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is a fast-growing provider of high-quality video content consistent with the 23-year-old widely recognized Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. The company aims to grow its video business and expand its library of positive, high-quality and entertaining video content through production and acquisition. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is expanding its relationships with sponsors, television networks and independent producers to create new, brand-consistent video content in a variety of formats. The company will make its video content available to billions of consumers globally through any television or internet-delivered networks, including social media, “over-the-top” and “direct-to-consumer” networks, on any device at any time.

    ABOUT DB GOLDLINE
    DB Goldline Entertainment is a New York City-based production and entertainment company lead by its Emmy and Peabody award winning founders Derek Britt and Ricky Paull Goldin. DB Goldline is focused on the creation of innovative unscripted and scripted content telling stories that challenge the imagination, open the world’s eyes, and embody the meaning of entertainment. Derek Britt and Ricky Paull Goldin’s passion for great storytelling spans over 25 years in network television, live television, feature film, documentary, commercial and advertising production for clients HBO, CBS, ABC, FOX, TBS, MTV, TLC, PBS, HGTV, The Design Network, Viacom, and Discovery Communications.

    ABOUT KBS (“KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM”)
    As a leading broadcasting network in South Korea, KBS has been producing and distributing wide range of entertainment programs such as high quality dramas, documentaries, and non scripted shows for worldwide audience. KBS has strategic partnerships with 64 broadcasters across 51 countries. In addition, KBS has been a major player in spreading Korean Cultural Wave called "HAN-RU" around the globe.

    ABOUT CRITICAL DENSITY MEDIA
    Critical Density Media, LLC is a diversified media and production company led by its founder and CEO EunHui Jong. The company specializes in the acquisition, development and production of TV shows and films, in particular those originating from or targeted to various Asian and other world markets.

    ABOUT POPULUS BRANDS
    Populus Brands is a first-of-its-kind content creation, branded entertainment, and business development company rooted in storytelling across every platform. Populus Brands synchronizes the power of content by forging partnerships between content creators, sponsors, licensees, marketers, retailers, and venture capitalists. The executive team has produced over 700 hours of network, cable, and digital programming and have launched more than 1,000 product SKUs and brand extensions, driving more than $1 billion in consumer spending and billions of deep-seeded marketing impressions. The team has sold and executed thousands of television and digital integrations for brands that includes award winning branded entertainment programs, off network activations and brand partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Populus Brands, visit www.populusbrands.com.


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    Watch the new Official Trailer for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO!

    Magnolia Pictures will release I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO in theaters February 3, 2017




    Directed by Raoul Peck

    In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

    Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

    93 Minutes | Rated PG-13

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    BREAKING GLASS PICTURES INKS PHIDELPHIA NATIVE’S KINGS


     KINGS


    Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the release of the urban crime drama UNDERGROUND KINGS On Demand and DVD this February.

    Starring Christopher Mann (“Loving”, “The Wire”), John Canada Terrell (“The Five Heartbeats”, “She’s Gotta Have It”), and Tiffany E. Green (“Silver Linings Playbook”), UNDERGROUND KINGS follows an undercover officer as he navigates the treacherous underworld of police corruption and drug trafficking.

    Originally conceived as a web series from creator Skye Dennis (“Myra’s Angel”), UNDERGROUND KINGS will be available On Demand and DVD on February 7, 2017.

    Synopsis:
    While working undercover in Harrisburg, PA, officer Jayson Wylie is shot and left for dead during a botched drug bust. His partner, Noah Carter, learns from a DEA agent investigating Carter’s wife’s death due to a drug overdose that Wylie’s shooting was a setup.

    Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Jack Wilcox, an advisor to the Harrisburg Police Department's Narcotics Division, is responsible for the shooting. His tip to Smooth, one of Philadelphia's largest crime bosses, allows Smooth’s enforcers to prepare for the bust and target Wylie.

    Noah decides to go undercover within the Philadelphia criminal underworld to expose the deep-seeded police corruption in the system, take down Smooth's criminal empire, and avenge both his wife’s death, and his partner’s shooting.

    "Christopher Mann once again proves he is such an underrated actor as he gives an explosive performance as Smooth", said Richard Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass. "This performance rivals his acclaimed appearance in Loving."

    Starting February 7, UNDERGROUND KINGS will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable provider.

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    (BPRW) ASPiRE to Premiere Bama State Style

    The network has acquired the series and will premiere new episodes ~
    The Mighty Marching Hornets take the field January 10 at 8 p.m. ET ~


    (Black PR Wire) ATLANTA –December 14, 2016 – ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE), the network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture, announced today that they are the new television home of Bama State Style. The reality show features Alabama State University’s famous Mighty Marching Hornets – the esteemed marching band known throughout the collegiate world for their amazing mashups and dance collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards. The Mighty Marching Hornets can also currently be seen in the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The series begins as five candidates audition for the season’s top position: Head Drum Major. Meanwhile, the gorgeous Stingettes and the plus-sized Honey Beez kick off their seasons with a bang. Bama State Style will premiere Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ASPiRE.

    “Bama State Style is the perfect addition to the ASPiRE lineup as we continue to be the destination for HBCU programming,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president and channel manager, ASPiRE. “ASPiRE is committed to showcasing the lifestyle and infectious pride of historically black colleges reflective of their value to the African-American community.”

    “We are excited about the opportunity to continue to showcase our students and University on a nationwide level. Bama State Style showcases the efforts, talents and hard work to our audience,” said Dr. James Oliver, director of bands, Alabama State University. “We are honored that ASPiRE is allowing the Mighty Marching Hornets to tell our story on our new home, where everybody has a chance to be inspired.”

    Bama State Style is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment. Executive Producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Tim Hamilton, Jennifer Colbert and Brendon Carter. ASPiRE has acquired Bama State Style from A+E Networks. ASPiRE will air eight one-hour episodes including four previously aired episodes and four never-before-seen episodes.

    About ASPiRE

    ASPiRE is the television entertainment network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture through stories of Heritage, Heart and Humor. ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle and news/information. The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. ASPiRE is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C.For more information, visit www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/aspireTV, @tvASPiRE on Twitter and @ASPiRETV on Instagram.

    About Magic Johnson Enterprises

    Magic Johnson Enterprises acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. For more information, visit http://magicjohnson.com/enterprises


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OWN’S HIT TYLER PERRY DRAMA “THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS”
RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES THIS JANUARY


Fourth Season Kicks Off Tuesday, January 3 at 9pm ET/PT

 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS


    LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s and Tyler Perry’s hit drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” returns for Season Four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 pm ET/PT.

    “The Haves and the Have Nots” continues to heat up as Hanna (Crystal. R Fox), the moral conscience, is tested like never before. Hanna and her son, Benny, (Tyler Lepley) are stripped of everything they have once Candace's (Tika Sumpter) latest hustle fails miserably. In the premiere episode, Veronica (Angela Robinson) is stunned after Katheryn (Renee Lawless) lashes out in anger.

    Most recently, the season finale of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (9/6/16) delivered 4.1 million viewers P2+ in Live+3 and ranked as the night’s #1 cable telecast across women. The series consistently ranks as Tuesday night’s #1 original cable series among women 25-54 and women 18+ as well as primetime’s #1 original series among African-American women and total viewers.

    “The Haves and the Have Nots” is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.

    About Tyler Perry Studios
    Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry in the fall of 2008. The studio develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. The 200,000 square foot studio lot is situated on the former Delta Airlines campus of more than 30 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. The studio consists of five sound stages, a post production facility, a pond, a back lot, a 400-seat theater, a private screening room, and designated areas for entertaining and hosting events. Since its opening, Perry and the studio’s 400 Atlanta-based employees have been hard at work in production of over fifteen films and five television series, with over 90 total episodes per year. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, adding another 330 acres to create another major movie production studio lot.

    About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and


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2 Days before the Presidential Election - EPIX returns with individual episodes from AMERICA DIVIDED

 AMERICA DIVIDED


    America Divided returns from Executive Producers Norman Lear, Common, and Shonda Rhimes – beginning Sunday, November 6 at 10a.m. ET/PT, 9c on EPIX and airing individual episodes each Sunday through Christmas Day.

    After a recent 5-episode airing on EPIX, the 8-story series returns each Sunday in November, giving viewers the opportunity to watch individual narratives that explore issues of inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. The first episode of America Divided begins this Sunday, November 6 with celebrity correspondent Common (policing and mass incarcerations), and the final episode airs Christmas day, featuring Amy Poehler (domestic workers). The narratives will also be available online at EPIX.com.

    A full list of stories include:

    Sunday 11/6 – 10am – The System - Common returns to his hometown of Chicago — ground zero for disparities in the criminal justice system.

    Sunday 11/13 - 10am - A House Divided - Norman Lear investigates gentrification and displacement in a city of people with no homes and homes with no people.

    Sunday 11/20 - 10am - Something in the Water - Rosario Dawson travels to Flint, Michigan to investigate the man-made disaster behind the city’s water crisis.

    Sunday 11/27 - 10am - The Class Divide - Jesse Williams (a former teacher) goes back to the classroom, studies the battle to fix inequality in education and learns of a daunting school-to-prison pipeline.

    Sunday 12/4 - 10am - The Epidemic - Peter Sarsgaard explores the addiction crisis ravaging a heartland beset by unemployment and the shuttering of America’s factories.

    Sunday 12/11 - 10am - Out of Reach - America Ferrera travels to Texas, where migrants who have entered the country illegally are the focus of hostility, and where even US-born children are denied basic rights.

    Sunday 12/18 - 10am - Democracy for Sale - Zach Galifianakis investigates the political landscape in his home state of North Carolina and considers how it’s emblematic of the country’s deepening political divide during the 2016 campaign.

    Sunday 12/25 - 10am - Home Economics - Amy Poehler reports on the complex challenges faced by domestic workers who maintain an intimate relationship with the families that employ them while also struggling for better conditions.

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     WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIEs


    NEW SEASON OF “WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S” RETURNS ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19


     WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIEs


    LOS ANGELES – Soul food entrepreneur and matriarch Miss Robbie Montgomery, her son Tim Norman and their vibrant family are returning to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for another family drama-fueled season of the NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series, “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Produced by Pilgrim Media Group, the series follows the fun-loving, musical Montgomery family through their highs and lows as they work to expand their soul food empire.

    On an all-new season, the family experiences a devastating tragedy when they learn of the senseless murder of Miss Robbie’s grandson, Andre, forcing them to reflect on other dark moments from the family’s past. Tim also revisits the prison where he was incarcerated for 10 years, and Miss Robbie joins him “behind the wall” to witness first-hand the shocking reality her son experienced at the young age of 17.

     WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIEs


    Meanwhile, as Miss Robbie and Tim continue to expand the Sweetie Pie’s brand, they don’t always see eye-to-eye on the best approach. And after 30 years, Miss Robbie revives her music career, this time doing it her way with exciting opportunities on the horizon. As always – amid personal tragedy, legal turmoil and new ventures – the Sweetie Pie’s family manages to find strength, love and humor throughout their journey.

    “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” is produced by Pilgrim Media Group. Executive producers are Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Robbie Montgomery, Tim Norman, Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach and Steve Luebbert.

    About Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
    When Robbie Montgomery’s lung collapsed, the 1960’s backup singer and former Ikette had to hustle to keep her family afloat, so she whipped out her mother’s recipes and turned her second love—cooking, into a soul food empire. Today, with five locations and counting across St. Louis and Los Angeles, Miss Robbie and her son Tim are hoping to bring their brand to the masses.

    About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.


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    Greenleaf - GregAlan Williams & Lovie Simone upped to series regulars in Season 2


    OWN and Lionsgate have elevated actors GregAlan Williams (Created Equal, Geostorm) and newcomer Lovie Simone up to series regulars in the upcoming second season of the hit drama GREENLEAF, set to air in 2017.

  • Williams plays “Robert ‘Mac’ McCready,” the brother of Bishop James Greenleaf’s wife, Lady Mae, and former chief counsel at Calvary Fellowship World Ministries whose life has been blown up by his involvement in a sex abuse scandal at the church.

  • He is represented by STW Talent Agency.

  • Simone plays “Zora Greenleaf,” the spirited daughter of Jacob and Kerissa Greenleaf and her cousin Sophia’s best friend. Unlike her cousin, Zora is always pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable in the church and the family, which makes her a constant source of both joy and concern.

  • She is represented by Shirley Grant Management and Don Buchwald & Associates.

  • Produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City, “Greenleaf” was the summer’s #1 new cable series among women and total viewers and the summer’s #1 new series on all of TV across all key African-American demos. (Source: The Nielsen Company)


    GregAlan Williams


    GREGALAN WILLIAMS
    Bio


    The most recent addition to Emmy Award winner GregAlan Williams broad list of credits is his series regular role as Robert “Mac” McCready on the groundbreaking OWN network series Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey). Recent guest-star/recurring work includes NBC’s Game of Silence (David Lyons), the CW’s Containment, season one of the ABC series Secrets and Lies (Juliette Lewis, Ryan Philippe), and BET’s Being Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union)

    During the Greenleaf hiatus, Williams completed several projects—Bill Duke’s indie courtroom drama Created Equal (Lou Diamond Phillips, Aaron Tveit, Edy Ganem), A Question of Faith (Kim Fields, Richard T. Jones), the Nashville-set saga All Saints (John Corbett), and his fourth installment of the made-for-television holiday favorite Merry Christmas Baby (Victoria Rowell).

    To date, Williams has appeared in more than forty-five feature films, including Terminator Genysis, Misconduct (Josh Duhamel, Al Pacino), Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, and the upcoming sci-fi thriller Geostorm (Ed Harris, Andy Garcia). Topping the list are classics such as Remember the Titans (Denzel Washington), In the Line of Fire (Clint Eastwood), Old School (Will Ferrell), and Above the Law (Steven Segal).

    Of course, there was William’s seven seasons as beach cop Garner Ellerbee on the most watched television show in the world, Baywatch—work which is also accompanied by nearly 150 additional career titles, including recurring roles on The Sopranos and The West Wing.

    In the summer of 2015, Williams won Best Actor honors at the Christian International Film Festival for his work in the inspirational short film Roses as well as a second regional Emmy Award for his narration of the Vietnam War documentary Iowans Remember Vietnam.

    In fall 2016, audiences can see Williams in the feature films The Accountant (Ben Affleck), Hidden Figures (Taraji P. Henson), and David E. Talbert’s Almost Christmas (Danny Glover).

    Williams’s career also features stage work with Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, the Chicago Shakespeare Repertory Theater, the Chicago Theater Company, the Mixed Blood Theater (Mpls), and Chicago’s Goodman Theater. Williams is also a founding member of the world-renowned Penumbra Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    In 1992, Williams was heralded nationally as a hero and Good Samaritan for his rescue of a brutally beaten motorist at the intersection of Florence and Normandy during the epicenter of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Williams responded to these accolades with his first book “A Gathering of Heroes,” which was hailed as “a moving illumination on the meaning of brotherhood.”


    Lovie Simone


    LOVIE SIMONE
    Bio

    Actress Lovie Simone plays Zora Greenleaf, the daughter of Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) and Jacob Greenleaf (Lamman Rucker), on OWN’s new drama series Greenleaf.

    New Yorker Lovie Simone started her career in 2009. Recent credits include the feature film Monster (2017) directed by Anthony Mandler, Orange Is The New Black, several commercials and voiceovers. Lovie is a twin, and a proud older Sister to a younger Brother, Sister and their adorable Morkie ‘Ziggy’.

    About Greenleaf
    The OWN drama series “Greenleaf,” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”), takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.

    "Greenleaf” centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, “Community”) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy award-winner Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds. Oprah Winfrey guest stars in a recurring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.

    “Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City.

    About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

    About Lionsgate
    Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.

    The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, Nerve, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Sicario, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

    Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com


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    Latina Icons Photo Tribute Launches | Frida Kahlo, Selena Quintanilla, Rita Moreno, Iris Chacon, Carmen Miranda & Maria Montez Honored by Photog Linda Nieves-Powell, stars Rebecca Gitana Torres


    New York, NY- October 26, 2016- Renowned New York playwright and filmmaker Linda Nieves-Powell, announced the launch of the photo tribute series 'Latina Icons' today. The first installment stars TV producer, personality, and Home & Lifestyle Expert, Rebecca Gitana Torres (@Lifestyle_Remix), who served as Style Director (Makeup/Hair/Fashion stylist) and Model. The photo series is a reimagining of six diverse Latina entertainment mavens who greatly impacted American and Latin American culture.

    Under Linda's direction and filmed during Hispanic Heritage Month at Rebecca's New York studio, Dominican actress, María Montez, aka The Queen of Technicolor, megawatt Mexican icons, Frida Kahlo and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, fellow trailblazing Puerto Rican powerhouses, Rita Moreno and Iris Chacon and the vibrant spirit of Brazilian bombshell and showgirl, Carmen Miranda were channeled. The shoot pays homage to their contributions as women of color and pioneers in the world of art and entertainment, while inspiring the hearts of modern feminists world-wide.

    Visit http://www.latinaicons.com/ to view the full story, gallery and allure.

    Follow the conversation at @LatinaIcons and #LatinaIcons.

    Check out the behind the scenes video footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzKDHwkXPII&feature=youtu.be

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    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Frida Kahlo



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    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
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    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez



     Latina Icons today
    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez



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     Latina Icons today
    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Rita Moreno
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    Latina Icons today
    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Puerto Rican Icon, Iris Chacon.



    Latina Icons today
    Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell Captures Rebecca Gitana Torres as Carmen Miranda



    ABOUT: Photographer, Linda Nieves- Powell

    I love being Latina and every opportunity I get to share my vision of what that means to me, I do. Whether it's in a fun novel like "FreeStyle" published by Atria/Simon & Schuster, a fun film documentary,


    Photographer | Linda Nieves- Powell


    "The Bigger the Hoop", a short story, "The Fly Ass Puerto Rican Girl From the Stapleton Projects" published by Akashic Books, the award-winning play "YO SOY LATINA!" or short films like "Stereotypically Me", starring JANE THE VIRGIN star, Andrea Navedo, my intent is to fight against the one dimensional depictions often seen in media and instead show the many facets of Latina identity. The Latina Icons project is a photo tribute honoring Latina trailblazers. I believe that it's important to acknowledge the work of those who came before us in order to evaluate our progress, our evolution, and our future, as women and as Latinas. These six icons for me represent everything that Latinas have to offer: beauty, fearlessness, intelligence, innovation, talent, and cultural pride. We have it all, we are more than just stereotypes, and we will continue to be a force to be reckoned with.


    ABOUT: Style Director, Model and TV personality, Rebecca Gitana Torres

    My name is Rebecca Gitana Torres and I'm a Latina of Puerto Rican descent born in NYC. I'm a Home, Garden & Style expert and host of the award nominated show, Lifestyle Remix TV. I have a passion for showing people how to remix their lives by reconnecting with them with their home, and their inner knowing. The show covers topics ranging from: feng shui, clearing the clutter, and urban gardening. I also love to create content surrounding nature, personal style, and culture. I can often be found covering events as a social media reporter and interviewing celebrated people too.


    Model & Style Director | Rebecca G. Torres


    My goal is to create content that is full of flavor and authenticity. To preserve culture and to heal culture. I also wish to be part of expanding the scope in which Latina's contribute to the creation of media. These 6 Latina icons have all been an example of what it means for me to, "claim and take up space in the world". Each icon is is wildly brave and a game changer. It was a lot of fun to embody each and every one of them. Whether I was pulling together their looks or transforming myself on set, I found myself reflecting on that icon's individual journey and her true essence. It was truly a special and intimate experience to do so.


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    Tyler Perry's " Boo! A Madea Halloween" in Theaters October 21st!

    Boo A Madea Halloween


    Santa Monica, CA, and Vancouver, BC, October 3, 2016—Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation content leader, and Waze, the free realtime community-based traffic and navigation application, announced that starting today U.S. Waze users will be able to get their directions voiced by Mabel “Madea” Simmons, the popular character portrayed by Tyler Perry in films, television and plays. Perry’s latest film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, is being released by Lionsgate on October 21, 2016.

    Limited-edition guest voice navigators have become a popular feature in the Waze app, which frequently enlists well known celebrities and fictional characters to provide audio directions for its navigation. In order to access Madea’s voice, download the free Waze app for iOS or Android at www.waze.com/get. To access the voice within Waze, go to: Settings > Sound > Voice Language > “Tyler Perry as Madea”

    About Boo! A Madea Halloween
    In Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. The movie stars Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Lexy Panterra, Yousef Erakat, Brock O’Hurn, and Bella Thorne. Perry wrote and directed the film, which is produced by Perry, Ozzie Areu, and Will Areu and is distributed by Lionsgate.

    About Lionsgate
    Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama series The Royals, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success Greenleaf.

    The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, Nerve, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Sicario, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

    Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

    About Waze
    Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps.

    Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from more than 50 million users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace.

    To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit www.waze.com. For more information on Waze privacy policy, visit https://www.waze.com/legal/privacy.


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    BET Founder Bob Johnson's Urban Movie Channel Premieres KNUCKLEHEAD On Friday, October 21

    starring Emmy® award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe (HBO’s The Wire)

    KNUCKLEHEAD


    UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents

    KNUCKLEHEAD

    Exclusive Streaming Premiere, Friday, October 21, 2016

    “Deftly combining melancholy, tragedy and sly humor, the story is engineered so its gripping drama dovetails neatly with the lead's starry-eyed optimism and the likability of sundry supporting characters.”
    – Newsweek

    “A modest but sympathetic look at a character's struggle with illness and circumstance”
    – The Hollywood Reporter

    “Knucklehead packs an emotional punch while opening up a dialogue about mental illness in the black community”
    – The Root

    “Bowman delivers a film that is both troubling and comically upbeat.”
    – Newsweek

    LOS ANGELES, CA – RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the exclusive streaming premiere of Knucklehead on Friday, October 21, 2016. Starring Emmy® award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard, and Gbenga Akinnagbe (HBO’s The Wire), who also produced the project, the film follows a neighborhood eccentric who is convinced that prescription drugs can cure his mental disability. As a result, he ventures out of Brooklyn’s housing projects to escape his controlling mother and to find the one doctor who he believes can treat him. The film made its world premiere as part of the BAMcinématek series New Voices in Black Cinema in March 2015 and was also the closing film in the Minneapolis/St. Paul International film festival in late April 2015, where it won the top award for fiction features, the “MN Made Narrative Feature.” The film also received multiple nominations at the 2015 American Black Film Festival. Available at urbanmoviechannel.com, UMC is the first urban-focused streaming service in North America showcasing quality and exclusive content designed for African American and urban audiences from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).

    When his brother (Amari Cheatom, Django Unchained) is shot, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn’s housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard), Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become "mentally excellent," it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Plunged into the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some surprising discoveries. Nonetheless, Langston strives for independence from his prior life, from his mother, and from his fractured mind.

    Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first urban-focused subscription streaming service in North America that features quality urban content and showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Gary Owen’s I Agree with Myself, and performances featuring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; dramas including Blackbird starring Academy Award® winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington, and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk; documentaries including Bill Duke’s Dark Girls and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; action/thrillers including The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesn’t Know by David E. Talbert. UMC is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, and as an add-on subscription through Amazon Prime. UMC offers a free 14-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.


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    Tina Knowles Opens Up About Love on T.D. JAKES


    Tina Knowles joins T.D Jakes to discuss life after her divorce – offering insight into how to continue looking for love while juggling work and life. The key to it all – fall in love with yourself again! Watch her discuss here.

    **Tune in to the full episode WEDNSEDAY, October 12th. Please check your local listings. Also available on OWN at 6pm EST / PST. **

    “Life After Divorce”
    According to recent statistics, 50% of all marriages end in divorce, with many believing that losing your one true love means you’ll never find another. But can true love strike twice? Is it possible to meet the man/woman of your dreams a second time around? On today’s episode, a young mother of five, twice divorced continues her pursuit for happiness while trying to get over the guilt of her failed marriages. We’ll meet a celeb couple who say they never expected to find love again, but are now shining examples of how living & loving life after divorce can happen at any age. And do men have a harder time dealing with the dissolution of their marriages? We’ll find out when we meet a male guest coming to grips with his newfound single life. Finally, looking for a way to channel your bad marriage blues, we’ll learn about the Museum of Broken Relationships, which exhibits include personal objects from failed relationships.

    MORE ON T.D. JAKES
    The newly syndicated daily one-hour talk show T.D. JAKES, hosted by the best-selling author, film and music producer, and entrepreneur, premiered in more than 50 TEGNA markets on Monday, September 12th as well as on OWN on September 19th. The show and its original social media content feature real personal stories and honest conversations with celebrity and non-celebrity guests. Filmed before a live studio audience in LA, T.D. JAKES airs weekdays in afternoon time periods around the country as well as at 6:00pm EST / PST on OWN. Series is produced by Tegna Media, 44 Blue Productions, Jakes’ TDJ Enterprises and enLight Productions.


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    DRAMA TAKES CENTER STAGE IN TLC’S LITTLE MISS ATLANTA

    Four-Episode Series Premieres Wednesday, October 5th at 10/9c


    (Silver Spring, MD) – Welcome to Atlanta and The Little Miss Black US Pageant, where there’s only one crown and everyone is going to do whatever it takes to win. LITTLE MISS ATLANTA centers around the fiercely competitive world of children’s beauty pageants, where the kids are the stars, but the moms aren’t going down without a fight…literally. The adorable contestants and their determined mothers take the pageant world by storm in the all-new, four-episode series premiering Wednesday, October 5, at 10/9c after TLC’s popular TODDLERS & TIARAS.

    Shot in Atlanta, each episode of LITTLE MISS ATLANTA follows three young African-American pageant contestants and their mothers as they prepare to compete in the intense world of pageantry. The girls, who range in age from three-years-old to 10-years-old, are always in it to win it, but their stage moms are the ones who eat, sleep and breathe pageants. Whether it’s spending $15,000 on a single competition or leaving the pageant hall in a rage, these moms will stop at nothing to make sure their daughter leaves a winner.

    Jasmine Crowe and Kim Anderson co-founded The Little Miss Black US pageant after seeing a need for a national pageant system that praised African-American girls and young women to celebrate the magic within them. Jasmine, the Pageant Organizer, orchestrates every detail – from conception to execution. She handles advertising, venue selection, prizes, recruiting judges and dealing with the pushy parents. Kim, the Pageant Organizer and Coach, is a former beauty queen. She is the host, announcer and crowns the winner. During their reign, the Little Miss Black US Pageant Queens have the opportunity to win a scholarship, encourage and inspire their peers to be student and community leaders and express their talents on a national level.

    In the season premiere of LITTLE MISS ATLANTA, The Little Miss Black US pageant kicks off as two rivals go head-to-head, leading to the most jaw-dropping stage exits in history. We’ll meet seven-year-old Kelsey, who is new to the pageant world, but her mom is determined to do whatever it takes to make sure her daughter wins the crown. Then, Balouy pulls out all of the stops to ensure her seven-year-old daughter, Ava, leaves a winner after experiencing a losing streak. Plus, five-year-old Sa’Nyia competes in her first-ever pageant after overcoming a life-threatening birth defect.

    Who will take the title? Who will be left in tears? And, who will walk away empty handed?

    Join the conversation online using #LittleMissATL. For videos and other bonus content, go to TLC.com/LittleMissAtlanta.

    LITTLE MISS ATLANTA is produced by Intuitive Entertainment for TLC.


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  1. Acting Auditions ...
    Media community site offering Auditions & Jobs for Models, writers, Actors, Musicians and TV/Film production crew.
    http://www.mediavolt.co.uk

  2. African American Films ...
    Urban SLAM is a unique collection of award-winning short films about the Black Experience. ClubPremiere is an online movie club that premieres a new title from our collection each month and delivers it to you by e-mail.
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  3. African American Movie Rentals ...
    SoulFilms.com is the world’s only online DVD movie sales and rental service which showcases the works of African American and minority filmmakers.
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    Many black entertainment resources on this website.
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  5. Afro Lounge ...
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  8. Bassment Entertainment >...
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    Online television network targeting African American market featuring news.sports,videos and events.
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    Resources for music artists, producers,songwriters, aspiring models, actors and actressess that are looking to break into the entertainment industry.
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    Boomdizzle. Everybody is Famous. Boomdizzle is coming in Summer 2008 and is for everyone that wants a shot at their fifteen minutes of fame. We are blurring the line between celebrity and individuals. With Boomdizzle everyone is famous.
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  25. Brown Sista ...
    Brownsista.com seeks to celebrate the beauty, style andaccomplishments of Black and Brown women in Hollywood.
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    Entertainment Entrepreneurship, servicing nationally and internationally; 4 diverse educationally interactive Workshops.
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  27. Casting Agencies >...
    UK's leading casting resource to film, theatre and television companies seeking vetted, experienced and professional actors.
    http://www.castingnetwork.co.uk

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    CK is a promotional company that is involved in working with Club owners, recording artists, fashion designers, and record labels among others.
    http://www.cityknightsinc.com/home.htm

  30. Clarendon Entertainment, Inc. ...
    Clarendon Entertainment is a New York City-based film company that produces, buys and distributes African American-oriented short films, features and documentaries.
    http://www.clarendonent.com

  31. Da Greasy Guide: NYC ...
    A NYC news and travel blog focusing on the best of urban NYC. Party listing and black culture news.
    http://dagreasyguide.blogspot.com/

  32. David Lee Entertainment ...
    The site consist of music, entertainment, blogs and I have a monthly podcast show where we talk about issues facing the black community. i.e. single dad's healthcare.
    http://www.davidleeshow.net

  33. Digital Guestlist ...
    Going Out Is Easy, Knowing Where to Go Isn't.
    http://www.digitalguestlist.com/

  34. D Underbelly ...
    D Underbelly Dance Company & Performance Art. Underground network of independent artists of color invested in interdisciplinary exploration, based in Brooklyn, New York. Baraka de Soleil, Curator.
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  35. Ebony Lifestyles ...
    Your online urban nightlife, events and entertainment guide.
    http://www.ebonylifestyles.com

  36. EH Presents ...
    A full production and promotion company with events from art, dance, concerts,comedy, and special entertainment in the heart of California
    http://www.ehpresents.com/

  37. eJams ...
    eJams is a hip-hop and r&b music web site that features chat rooms, contests, freebies, music video and audio links, music charts, news and more.
    http://www.ejams.com

  38. FAM Entertainment Theater Company ...
    FAM Entertainment Theater Company, NFP of Chicago focuses on achievement and motivation through entertainment.
    http://www.fament.org/

  39. Inside Black Hollywood Magazine ...
    Inside Black Hollywood Magazine is a weekly web based magazine that shines the spotlight on the African American entertainment industry.
    http://insideblackhollywood.com/

  40. I Rize ...
    I Rize offers entertainment, fashion enterprise, culture music, aspiring artists, and fashion designers.
    http://www.irize.com/

  41. i10 Media ...
    i10media.com has successfully fashioned Houston, Texas networking atmosphere into a social phenomenon.
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  42. Keeping It Real With Shannon ...
    A talk and entertainment show hosted and produced by Lottie Dobson-Shannon.
    http://www.keepingitshannon.com/

  43. Keith Knows ...
    Know Who to see, Know What to Do, KNow Where to Go in Atlanta Atlanta's Social Scene, list of events. What's Buzzworthy in the ATL.
    http://www.keithknows.net

  44. Lightyear Entertainment ...
    Lightyear Entertainment website.
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  45. Mack & Bowen Entertainment ...
    Bringing classical and quality entertainment to the African American community and beyond, through theatre, film, television and the arts as a whole.
    http://www.mackbowenent.com/home.cf

  46. Mama Foundation for the Arts ...
    Mama Foundation for the Arts brings gospel, blues, jazz and the R&B arts to Harlem, New York City and the world through musical theatre, recordings and education.
    http://www.mamafoundation.org/

  47. Model's Voice ...
    Model's Voice is a community website focused on matching talent with projects in the entertainment and advertising industry.
    http://www.modelsvoice.com/

  48. Mosomix ...
    Mosomix is an entertainment and communication platform where you will find Artists, musicians and brands from various genres and industries.
    http://mosomix.com/

  49. MyUrbanEvents ...
    Chicago’s African American Entertainment Guide. Your one-stop local entertainment guide on where to go, what to do, from the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in music, movies, entertainment. Browse or search hundreds of listings for Chicago restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, theater, other events.
    http://www.myurbanevents.com/

  50. National Black Theatre Festival ...
    Purpose is to unite Black theatre companies in United States and to ensure the survival of the genre into the next millennium.
    http://www.nbtf.org/

  51. Neo Soul Cafe ...
    Music & entertainment site with podcasts of the video and radio show. Two 24 hour players Soul & Hip Hop.
    http://www.neosoulcafe.com/

  52. New Black Music ...
    R&B HipHop Soul Jazz Funk Neo soul Reggae Gospel Rap Slow Jams.
    http://www.newblackmusic.net/

  53. Niyae.com ...
    Great deals and Bargain prices on Tyler Perry Black Gospel Stage Plays DVD's and African American Television Shows on DVD.
    http://www.niyae.com/

  54. N M Studios ...
    Founders Tim and Daphne Reid.
    http://www.nmstudios.com/

  55. Nugrotto Entertainment ...
    Restaurant,Bar,Nite club, stars pictures,Cuisine and good music.Visit us and see how we are redefining entertainment in Nigeria.We are awarded the best bar/Nite club in West Africa for 2009/2010.We render the best service delivery in our region.
    http://www.nugrotto.blogspot.com/

  56. Old School Saturday ...
    ALL old school music. ALL night. ALL that.
    http://www.oldschoolsaturday.com/

  57. Robin Marshall Voice Talent ...
    Currently on the air at CD101.9 in NYC, Robin is also busy recording in her own studio a tremendous amount of radio and tv voice-overs, Imaging, Narration's, Jingles and writing syndicated shows, and depending upon the client, she can be a southern bell, a British movie star, or a stay at home mom. All product goes out via mp3 or wave files.
    http://www.robinmarshall.com/

  58. Rhymes With Snitch ...
    News From The Bathroom Wall, Fresh Celebrity Dirt Shoveled Daily.
    http://www.rhymeswithsnitch.com/

  59. Sandra Rose ...
    News, Style, Fashion, Photos, Politics.
    http://www.sandrarose.com/

  60. Silky Soul Entertainment ...
    Silky Soul Entertainment, a unique, quality karaoke and DJ service specializing in R&B music.
    http://www.silkysoul.com/

  61. Selah Promotions ...
    I design, create and construct jewelry - and I am management for Dorian Paul Williams A'cappella gospel music.
    http://www.selahpromotions.com/

  62. Sitchaassdown ...
    Sitchaassdown is a provocative, character-driven one-woman satire on life. A breakthrough comedy combining Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Soca and Dance by Kanene Holder.
    http://www.sitchaassdown.com

  63. Sophisticated Nites & Entertainment >...
    Creating a fun filled evening that will allow women to let their hair down and have some good old fashion girl talk.
    http://www.sophisticatednites.com/

  64. Soul Train ...
    Soul Train has provided a service to the Black community for years and continues to do so.
    http://www.soultrain.com/

  65. SoulVisionTV.com ...
    "Video Dipped in Soul" SoulVisionTV.com was launched in 2007 as the Internet distribution outlet for VideoMovies from The Video Factory. Viewers are able to download our movies directly to their computer, television, or portable digital device.
    http://www.soulvisiontv.com/

  66. stupidDOPE.com ...
    Updated multiple times a day, stupidDOPE.com offers a wide selection of content on music, culture, fashion, arts and more!
    http://stupiddope.com/

  67. SweetPea Producers, Inc. ...
    SweetPea Producers, Inc. is a non-profit company designed to provide a haven where artists of the African Diaspora can work to enhance their art.
    http://www.sweetpeaproducers.com

  68. Tananna Entertainment >...
    Tananna Entertainment is a production company established in 1989 by accomplished actor, director, producer, and writer Nate Osborne.
    http://www.tananna.com/

  69. TDA Entertainment ...
    Production company owned by writer, producer, and director Terri Dawn Arnold.
    http://www.tdaentertainment.com/

  70. Terri Dawn Arnold's Blog ...
    Provides insights on movies, especially independent movies, and television shows.
    http://www.terridawnarnold.blogspot.com/

  71. That's Black Entertainment ...
    Directed by William Greaves, G. William Jones. With Billie Allen, Albert Ammons, Louis Armstrong.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100768/

  72. The Basha Riddick Empowerment Show ...
    Unlimited Celebrity Entertainment, Enlightenment, Education and Empowerment” Change Your Life Television.
    http://www.thebashariddickshow.4t.com/

  73. The Black Box Office ...
    Gossip-free entertainment news, reviews, original online video, trailers, and community for independent and major studio Black and multicultural talent.
    http://theblackboxoffice.com/

  74. The Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center ...
    The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television.
    http://www.bherc.org/

  75. The Cocoa Lounge ...
    The Cocoa Lounge is a tribute to Black Women in arts and entertainment. Site includes, news, information and message board.
    http://cocoalounge.com/

  76. The Flow Online ...
    Promoting the arts of music, theater, cinema, comedy and dance influenced by Hip Hop and Urban Lifestyle.
    http://www.theflowonline.com

  77. The Ghetto Fashionista ...
    Fashion, Shopping, Beauty, Style, Culture, Entertainment.
    http://theghettofashionista.blogspot.com/

  78. The IDEA Performing Arts Center ...
    The Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) was founded in 1996 to serve as a healing presence in the lives of the City’s adolescents, 46 percent of whom live in poverty. IDEA is a creative learning organization that exists to create better futures for youth in Camden and throughout Southern New Jersey, by tapping into their creative spirit in order to inspire and give power to their dreams and aspirations through arts education.
    http://www.idea-arts.org/

  79. The Paul Ernest Show ...
    Paul Ernest Show Blog entertainment.
    http://www.paulernestshow.com/

  80. The Richard Brown Show ...
    A weekly TV and radio show where we discuss, explore and change issues that are affecting our African American community.
    http://www.richardbrownshow.com/

  81. The Urban Daily ...
    Black Music, Movies, Urban News, Celebrity & Hip-Hop.
    http://theurbandaily.com

  82. The Video Factory ...
    'What We Had Is What We Had', written by Steve Miller is the sexy, sensual story of two former lovers.
    http://www.soulvisiontv.com/

  83. Tru Playaz ...
    Tru Playaz - The best of Hip Hop & R&B music.
    http://www.trudivaz.com/

  84. T-Tyme Entertainment ...
    T-Tyme Entertainment Disc Jockey & Kareoke Service. Serving Pa. NJ. Del.. We do all types of events. So for the right TYME It's T-Tyme.
    http://www.ttymeentertainment.net/

  85. TV One ...
    Video, TV Shows, Celebrities, News, Entertainment - TVONE.TV
    http://tvone.tv

  86. Universoul Circus ...
    Universoul Circus official website.
    http://www.universoulcircus.com/

  87. Urban Celebrity News.com ...
    Urban Celebrity News is an Entertainment News Agency that focuses on African-American Celebrities in Television, Movies, and Music.
    http://www.urbancelebritynews.com

  88. UrbanClout ...
    The Internet’s only subscription-based service for TV shows and movies targeting urban audiences, subscribers can instantly stream content directly to their televisions, computers, and mobile devices, both domestically and internationally.
    http://www.urbanclout.com/

  89. UrbanFilmPremiere.com ...
    Independent Film Reviews - Short Films - UFP Weekly.
    http://www.urbanfilmpremiere.com/

  90. Urban Musical Tours, LLC ...
    UMT has identified this as a major niche market and has positioned itself to bring a holistic and superior approach to edutainment, good and services, ranging from Broadway quality musical stage productions, consumer products, exhibits, lectures and conferences to these targeted markets.
    http://www.umtlive.webs.com

  91. Urban SLAM ClubPremiere ...
    Club Premiere presents original short films in DVD-quality wide screen.
    http://www.urbanslam.com/ClubPremiere

  92. Urban Tymes ...
    Urban Tymes celebrates the diversity and talent that surrounds us daily! Featuring the best of the best via the arts, entertainment, lifestyle and more!
    http://www.urbantmedia.com

  93. Urban Winter ...
    A multimedia production, headed by D. Channsin Berry. Mr. Berry's goal was to combine his talents and passion for directing, producing, writing, and music into one entity.
    http://www.urbanwinter.com/

  94. What's the 411? ...
    What's the 411? an urban entertainment television news magazine that brings you the 411? on what's hot and what's not in the entertainment world.
    http://www.whatsthe411.com

  95. Winceyco Inc ...
    New Jersey, New York, music, education, training, African, entertainers, Negro Spiritual & Contemporary Gospel.
    http://www.winceyco.com/


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