Fruitvale Station, a dramatic account of the murder of Oscar Grant, released nationwide July 26, 2013
*Weinstein Company’s presentation of Fruitvale Station is the dramatic true account of the murder of Oscar Grant by BART subway police in Oakland, California. Michael B. Jordan plays Oscar a 22 year-old black male struggling to make it in Oakland who decided to take the subway with friends one New Years Eve night to see the fireworks. Octavia Spencer is Grant’s mother who suggested that he not drive but take the subway.
Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station debuted at Sundance Films Festival and won the Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Films, before being picked up by Weinstein for distribution. Jordan does an award-winning worthy performance as an inner youth striving to make a better life for him, his girl and child. Melonie Diaz plays the girlfriend of Oscar Grant and mother of his child.
The ever so common story of senseless killing of young black males in America came to a head that night with overzealous, power driven and head strong subway police took their job to the extreme that night and it resulted in the tragic killing of Oscar. The BART police claimed he thought the “gun” was a stun-gun and received just a year for the death.
Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi is producer on the project that was screened at the BET Experience Film Festival. Fruitvale Stations has been appearing in selected theaters since July 12th but opens national wide July 26, 2013. Log onto www.FruuitvalFilm.com to see the movie trailer or for more information.
Deitrick Hadden releases new single, ‘Have Your Way,’ in preparation to new album ‘R.E.D.’
*“I think great art is the story behind ever piece of art,’ said Contemporary Gospel/R&B entertainment mogul Deitrick Haddon about his new project “R.E.D.: Restoring Everything Damaged.” “I was in a place when Jesus had to help me find my way. I couldn’t find my way. He refreshes. Sometimes you tale…He likes to shake you up for a new testimony.”
Haddon’s new single “Have Your Way” is a passionate, honest and Praise & Worship worthy song that is an excellent lead into the release f this new “R.E.D” September 3, 2013. Deitrick plans an eight city promotional tour to launch this summer.
“The track was powerful…it was like a heart beat…those lyrics flowed,” said the Gospel trailblazer who is also a film producer with the release of his first film project Blessed and Cursed in 2010, which he starred it. He went on to produce A Beautiful Soul which he released in partnership with AMC, which is now on DVD. He is currently working on a sequel to the first film project Blessed & Cursed. He will be co-starring in a faith-based docu-series Pastors of LA which will chronicle the lives of six Los Angeles based ministries to premiere on Oxygen Network in the Fall.
“Right now I use the films as my pulpit,” Deitrick pointed out. “I feel I can reach more people there on the big screen.”
To hear Deitrick Haddon’s new single or to learn more about the ground-breaking Gospel artist log onto www.DeitrickHaddon.com.
Next teen Pop sensation ReMix, releases new single, prepares for debut album
*A multi-cultural teen Pop/R&B group, ReMix, releases new single “Drop it Low” produced by PK (Chris Brown, ‘Fine China’) and mixed by Dave Pensado. It’s hard to believe this well-polished act, ages 15-16, only been together a little over a year.
“It’s been all our dream,” said Victoria Walker (16 years-old) about how they got together. “We knew each other. We are all friends and thought it be a good idea to do it (professionally). It’s been about a year as us.”
Michael Martin (15) and Anna Harley (15) complete the group.
“We all have our own different things we do,” said Victoria (Caucasian). “We all like different types of music. Me…I like Pop.”
“I’m R&B, Soul,” said Michael (African-American)) who brings he R&B/Soul to the group. “I like Michael Jackson and Usher.”
“I like J-Lo cause she is Hispanic,” said Anna (Mexican-America). “…And I like Beyonce’.”
ReMix said their sudden fame had changed their lives and inspired kids like them.
“It’s been a busy year,” Victoria confessed. “I’ve had a niece and nephew born this year. It’s so different for my family…but been a great year.”
The new single is a Pop/R&B flavored song produced by G’harah “PK” Degeddingseze who has produced hits for Chris Brown and 2 Chainz (“Countdown”).
Listen to their new single or learn more about ReMix on Facebook @WeAreReMix1 and on twitter @WeAreReMix.
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