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EURweb Exclusive Clips: ‘Daddy’s Home’ Starring Travis Winfrey (Watch)

 

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Daddy’s Home which stars VH1 Single Ladies actor, Travis Winfrey was acquired by RLJ Entertainment (owned by the founder of BET Networks Bob Johnson) and is available for viewing on the all new UrbanMovieChannel.com and available on DVD May 19.

*”Daddy’s Home which stars VH1’s “Single Ladies” actor, Travis Winfrey was acquired by RLJ Entertainment (owned by the founder of BET Networks Bob Johnson) and is available for viewing on the all new UrbanMovieChannel.com and available on DVD May 19.

Synopsis: With a young daughter, two baby mamas, and his own mama breathing down his neck, Ronald “R.C.” Carr (Travis Winfrey) has got more ladies in his life than he can handle!

He’s one hit song away from fame and fortune as a music producer, but he can’t seem to find the rhythm that makes him a good, reliable father. Between his love interests (Caryn Ward and Chyna Layne) scheming to get him to settle down and his unresolved issues with his own father, R.C. has got some growing up to do.

It’ll take finding the right harmony of love and forgiveness to be a real man and a true father. Directed by Natasha Tash Gray, “Daddy’s” Home also stars Tammy Townsend and Brad James.

Watch two EURweb “Daddy’s Home” exclusive clips here

Daddy’s Home- Prepared – CLIP-SD from EURweb on Vimeo.

Daddy’s Home- Good Morning – CLIP-SD from EURweb on Vimeo.

Daddy’s Home-prepared – CLIP-SD 1 from EURweb on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vaughn Alvarez
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‘Dope’ Official Trailer Released (Watch)

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The hit movie out of the Sundance Film Festival, DOPE tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.

*The Sundance Film Festival hit movie, “Dope tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.

A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Produced by Forest Whitaker, Executive Produced by Pharrell Williams and Co-Executive Produced by Sean Combs.

Starring Shameik Moore (@meaksworld), Tony Revolori (@TonyRevolori), Kiersey Clemons (@KierseyClemons), Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer), Zoe Kravitz (@ZoeKravitz), A$AP Rocky (@AsvpxRocky), Chanel Iman, (@ChanelIman) and Quincy Brown (@Quincy).  “Dope” features four new original songs by Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell).

“Dope” Trailer

This summer, welcome to a day in the life of a geek in the Bottoms.

 

 

 

 

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‘Chocolate City’ in Theaters and On Demand May 22

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‘Chocolate City’ comes to theaters and On Demand on May 22

*Welcome to “Chocolate City,” where the  music is hot, the mood is magical, and the exotic male dancers are  simply delicious.

Women go wild as these toned, talented men make fantasies come true … and the arrival of a young, new exotic dancer (Robert Ri’chard) has the spot sizzling like never before.

At home, he is Michael, an inner city college student struggling to help his mother (Vivica A. Fox) make ends meet. However, when his part time job doesn’t pay the bills,  Michael begins to find success at a nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.”

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Robert Ri’chard stars in ‘Chocolate City’

As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the female clubgoers’ favorite flavor while hiding his new “job” from his mother and girlfriend. Co-starring Tyson Beckford and Michael Jai White, “Chocolate City” is a steamy, fun ride that has all the right moves.

Chocolate City Official Trailer

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Will Packer to Executive Produce ‘Roots’ Remake

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LeVar Burton as Kunte Kinte inthe original ‘Roots’ TV mini-series

*History, A&E and Lifetime greenlight the scripted event series Roots for a new generation of viewers to simulcast on all three flagship brands; it was announced by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History.

Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) joins as executive producer and original Roots cast member and Emmy-award winning LeVar Burton boards as co-executive producer. Mark Wolper also serves as executive producer. Roots is an A+E Studios production in association with Marc Toberoff and The Wolper Organization. Roots is slated to air in 2016.

The classic miniseries Roots was a television phenomenon that had an indelible effect on American culture.  A+E Networks and The Wolper Organization – the company that produced the original – are making a version of Alex Haley’s American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.

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Will Packer

Lawrence Konner (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Mona Lisa Smile, Planet of the Apes), Mark Rosenthal (Mona Lisa Smile, Planet of the Apes), Alison McDonald (Alpha House, Nurse Jackie) and Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage) are writing.Vickie Thomas (Amistad, 42, Django Unchained) is casting director. ROOTS will be an original, contemporary production, incorporating more material from Haley’s novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, as well as carefully researched new scholarship of the time.

The networks also are already working closely with many prominent historians in the fields of African and African-American history, as well as diverse leaders from across the country, to use this powerful story to stimulate discussion and awareness about this important origin story that informs our American culture today.

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity.  Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery.

Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit.

“Roots was a groundbreaking television milestone that has had an enduring effect on American culture. We are privileged to be stewards of this universal story and will undertake its retelling with extreme care,” said Hoogstra.

“We are proud to bring this saga to fans of the original, as well as to a new generation that will experience this powerful and poignant tale for the first time. Through a reimagining of this classic miniseries, audiences will once again feel the impact of Kunta Kinte’s indomitable spirit.”

“Kunta Kinte began telling his story over 200 years ago and that story went through his family lineage, to Alex Haley, to my father, and now the mantle rests with me,” said Wolper. “Like Kunta Kinte fought to tell his story over and over again, so must we.”

“The opportunity to present one of America’s most powerful stories to a generation that hasn’t seen it is tremendously exciting. Contemporary society needs this story and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Packer.

 

 

 

 

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Staci R. Collins Jackson
StaciRCollinsJackson@TheCollinsJacksonAgency.com

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Ozu Adoba and William Gay Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence (Watch)

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New ​Professional football player William Gay​, ​Verizon’s Rose Kirk, Safe Horizon’s Juanito Vargas and award-winning actress Uzo Aduba​ teamed up with Verizon’s HopeLine program today to take action against domestic violence. Together they announced a goal of collecting 1 million phones this year to support victims of domestic violence.​ ​Visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline​ to learn more.​ Insider Images/Andrew Kelly (United States)

New ​Professional football player William Gay​, ​Verizon’s Rose Kirk, Safe Horizon’s Juanito Vargas and award-winning actress Uzo Aduba​ teamed up with Verizon’s HopeLine program today to take action against domestic violence. Together they announced a goal of collecting 1 million phones this year to support victims of domestic violence.​ ​Visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline​ to learn more.​ Insider Images/Andrew Kelly (United States)

*Professional football player William Gay and ​award-winning actress Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) joined Verizon’s HopeLine program to take action against domestic violence. Together they announced a goal of collecting 1 million phones this year to support victims of domestic violence.​  ​Visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline​ to learn more.

William Gay’s step father shot and killed his mother when he was only seven years old. In the link below, William shares his personal experience with domestic violence.

With domestic violence often being swept under the rug in the Black community, I thought you might be interested in running a story about domestic violence awareness and Verizon’s 1 Million Phone Challenge online on. Please let me know if you are interested.

William Gay partners with HopeLine to share his story

 

 

 

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Jade Stevens
jadestevens@lagrant.com

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Innaugural NBPC 360 Winners Announced Awardees Soon Funded

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National Black Programming Consortium selects four winning projects
Awardees win between $50,000 and $150,000 in development funds for their series

*New York —The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) selected four winners of its inaugural program fund and incubator for TV, Web and multimedia projects on Thursday. This is the culmination of a seven-month effort to bring fresh Black stories, both fiction and nonfiction, to fruition.

The winners—selected from eight production teams participating in NBPC’s intensive, six-week incubator—emerged after battling it out at the Pitch Black pitching session at the Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR. The event drew the top names in public television, including CPB, PBS, WORLD Channel, ITVS, POV and WNET, but also saw attendance from HBO, A&E, Fox, BET, Tribeca All Access and Third World Newsreel.

Awardees at the event, which was hosted by veteran producer Sandy Rattley, include:

“My Africa Is” by Nosarieme Garrick and Hassatou Diallo, a broadcast TV series

“My Africa Is” a documentary series tapping into the dynamic and diverse stories of African youth culture, offering a balanced view of Africa.

Street Cred” by Sultan Sharrief  and Oren Goldenberg, a broadcast TV series

Everyone has seen the crazy headlines about Detroit, but rarely do we see the potential and power of our youth. “Street Cred” challenges Detroit High School students to learn entertainment producing skills and compete for a chance at a dream internship. Each episode the students get a different challenge: pitching, marketing, budgeting, etc. The youth must prove their potential not only to the industry judges, but also to themselves.

“Pops by Garland McLaurin and Jason Samuels, a documentary Web series

From TV pundits to the President of the United States, African-American men are consistently excoriated for failing to be active in their children’s lives. “Pops” is a humorous, enlightening and engaging exploration of fatherhood as experienced by three African-American men facing the toughest challenge of their lives—becoming good fathers.

“Pixie Dust” by Damon Colquhoun and Shertease Wheeler, a scripted Web series

Pixie Dustfollows a teenage girl whose mentally ill mother stops taking her medication. It’s a real-life issue that becomes injected with the fantastical, when the girl discovers a family secret that gives her both the power to see the psychological beast that lies beneath her mother’s skin and to quell that beast.

“I am extremely excited about the selected projects because they will bring vitally needed fresh perspectives and new voices to public media,” said NBPC Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz. “At the same time, I’m also incredibly proud of each and every one of the producers who participated in the inaugural launch of NBPC 360, because no matter where their projects land, they will also bring vibrant, engaging stories about the Black experience to American audiences.”

The winning projects were evaluated on their technical and artistic merits, relevance, team capacity and suitability to the distribution platform and selected by two panels of industry professionals.

The TV/Broadcast core judges included Independent Film & PBS Plus’s Kathryn Lo, Vital Picture’s Llewellyn Smith and WGBH’s Liz Cheng. Web/Interactive Panel core judges included ITVS Senior Digital Content Strategist Karim Ahmad, PBS’s Nicole Eley-Carr, filmmaker/producer and current Visiting Researcher/Scholar at the MIT Media Lab Topper Carew. Audience members included public media professionals; broadcasting, digital and production company executives; funders; and distributors.

NBPC 360 was launched in October 2014 with an open call for submissions. As the purpose of the program is to help advance producers of all levels, the program included a weekly series of webinars on different aspects of the business, a live stream event on the latest trends in public television and mentorship to assist producers in preparing their applications.

The effort resulted in applications by 163 teams in January. The field was narrowed and in March eight producing teams, or NBPC 360 Fellows, enrolled in the incubator.

Next steps for the three winners include developing their pilots over the next six months. Once pilots have been completed, the winning producing teams with the support of NBPC will then pursue broadcast and distribution opportunities for the programs.

NBPC 360 partners include WNET (lead station), WTTW, WYES, KQED, WGBH/World, American Public Television, National Minority Consortia, SCETV, BritDoc, POV, ITVS, IFP Made in New York, Tribeca Film Institute, NYC Media and Silicon Harlem. The program is made possible by funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

For more information on NBPC or NBPC 360, visit www.blackpublicmedia.org or follow the organization on social media

Twitter (@BLKPublicMedia)

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BlackPublicMedia).

 

 

 

 

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Cheryl Duncan
cheryl@cherylduncanpr.com