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NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads

Black Panther, Netflix, HBO and ABC are leading the pack in nominations!

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The iconic NAACP Image Awards is celebrating 50 years!!! It’s not surprising that Black Panther leads in terms of projects with 17 nominations in multiple categories. Wow, Netflix is leading in terms of Networks holding 22 nominations (4 film nom which goes to prove the Digital era is not to be ignored). HBO (20 nominations), ABC (18 nominations) holding 3rd place.

Lots of well deserved nominations. This year the Producers Channel TV hit the red carpet for several of these private screenings and had the privledge to interview so many nominated directors, writers and actors. Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Regina King and Beyoncé are each nominated for entertainer of the year. The Black Panther soundtrack single “All the Stars” is up for best music video, along with other nominations. If Beale Street Could Talk and Black-ish with nine nominations each, Insecure and Seven Seconds with eight each, BlacKkKlansman with seven nods, each.

Black Panther, Beale Street, BlacKkKlansman, The Hate U Give are all nominated for outstanding motion picture along with Crazy Rich Asians, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

See below for the complete list of nominees after the break Continue reading NAACP Image Awards 2019 are in- Wakanda Forever – Black Panther Leads

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TIG Founder Girvin “Fly” Henry Pays Holiday Bills For Breast Cancer Ladies at Ask April Love “Pink Awards”

Girvin “Fly” Henry CEO T.I.G. Records 

Not only was the TIG Founder “FLY” a recipient of an award at the Ask April Love first Annual “PINK Awards”; the Philanthropic FLY pays it forward literally by paying the Holiday Bills for the chosen ladies who  are currently facing breast cancer. Continue reading TIG Founder Girvin “Fly” Henry Pays Holiday Bills For Breast Cancer Ladies at Ask April Love “Pink Awards”

Marvel Comic co-creater Stan Lee dies at 95 – celebrities comment

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 8.43.46 PMStan Lee known legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics who will always be an American hero to all the die hard fans of Marvel comics. His fanbase covers a national as well as international fan base that will miss his presence. His Legacy will live on forever. Lee was very respected and changed the lives of many by making American Heros and Vilans from the comic books to bringing them alive on the big screen. Continue reading Marvel Comic co-creater Stan Lee dies at 95 – celebrities comment

Will Packer and Kevin Hart host Night School Screening in Atlanta

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Will Packer and Kevin Hart stay consistent when it comes to putting the “funny” in their films! Will Packer Productions also stays consistent when it comes to showing love to the city of Atlanta and holding premiere parties & screenings in the #1 city for social media. Packer & Hart engage with their invited media by delivering the best interviews and not rushing through the red carpets.

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A member from Hart’s security team was overheard saying “we can rush anyone up besides Mr. Hart. He wants to talk to the press and he loves his media people.” Kevin Hart has been famous for taking selfies with the crowd and always being engaging, comical and just a very down to earth actor and comedian. With all of Hart’s success it could be very easy for Hart to have the big ego and shun the fans but that has never been the case and we love Kevin Hart for that.

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Packer and Hart brought out the VIP’s, Reality Television Stars and Tastemakers of Atlanta. Spotted on the red carpet was Isaac Hayes III, Dr Heavenly Kimes, daughter Alana, Toya Bush-Harris & Eugene Harris (Bravo TV’s Married to Medicine), Ms. Trina Braxton,  Ms. Quad Webb (TV One’s Sister Circle) accompanied by her sisters Selena Johnson and Rashawn Ali, Atlanta Hawks Taurean Prince, Keshia Knight Pulliam, the beautiful RHOA Sheree Whitfield and a host of others.

Shamea Morton and her husband Mr. Mwangi-Photo Credit Jonell Media PR

Night School is a hilarious comedy starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Rob Riggle.  The storyline  is based on a group of troublemakers forced to attend night school in order to pass the final exam to obtain their GED. The director Malcolm D. Lee, and writers Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, and John Hamburg are responsible for our giggles. You will also see a lot of cameo appearances by some of our favorite television personalites. We can’t give away any more of what’s in store so you will have to purchase your tickets to see this box office hit movie that will release September 27th.

 

 

The Screening Room ATL celebrates 2 year Anniversary with Möet & Chandon

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Actor Mike Merrill

Actor Mike Merrill was the official MC of the evening for the Screening Room ATL’s official 2 year Anniversary celebration. It was a packed house filled with actors, producers, directors, and everyone who has been super supportive of the journey. The Negril Village Restaurant has been the home of the Screening Room ATL since July of 2016. What an amazing night when thinking back how July 27th 2016 there were 11 people who showed up for the start of what was about to become one of the most amazing Wednesday night events in Atlanta. Consistency and grass root marketing definitely pays off no matter what goals you pursue.

IMG_0310Thanks to the night’s sponsor Möet & Chandon, there was alot of toasting and popping bottles taking place. Admist the partying the co-founder of the Screening Room ATL Khalimah Gaston  had a few house-keeping announcements about events to come going forward in regards to the Screening Room ATL.

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Actress Khalimah Gaston and Actor Angelo Diaz

Going forward starting August 1st the Wednesday night weekly event will begin to take place BI-WEEKLY. So mark your calendars.

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Actress Reece Odum and Actor Sir Brodie

Also, the bi-weekly event will be moving to the West End. The new address will be 992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. There will be a catered Tapas food menu, drinks and best of all Free Parking. This will all begin September 5th, 2018. Khalimah Gaston also celebrated the one year anniversary for the creation for “A Seat at the Table” which started July 2016. There will be a special panel group on Saturday July 28th from 1-4pm. Please visit the website and social media pages for @screeningroomatl on IG and visit the website http://www.thescreeningroomatl.com for more information.

Agent/Producer Genia Nooks

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Agent/Producer Genia Nooks

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Shonda Rhimes New Netflix Shows

Screen Shot 2018-07-21 at 3.47.51 AMGuess what? The Female Television Guru takes her craft to Netflix where she can truly expand her brand. According to Radio Facts 

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and Shondaland today announced the first slate of series being developed by , and their team to premiere exclusively for Netflix members around the world.

“I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement,” said Rhimes. “Ted and Cindy and everyone at Netflix have been incredible partners in making that happen. This is Shondaland 2.0.”

“From the world of Regency England all the way to present day Manhattan, we at Shondaland have a wonderful opportunity to explore new worlds and tell these stories in many different ways,” said Beers. “We are fortunate to be working with such an inspiring group of talent, including our amazing creative team at Netflix. I could not be more thrilled!”

“It’s been thrilling to begin this journey with Shonda, Betsy and their team and watch them embrace the full range of creative freedom possible at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “Infused with Shonda’s sensibility, the Shondaland slate is shaping up to be something truly special that we know will delight our members around the world.”

The projects include the following series (all titles are working titles):

Untitled Shonda Rhimes Project

Based on the New York Magazine article How Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler. Manhattan makes a new friend like no other. But is she the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York’s biggest con woman? Is it a con if you enjoy being taken?

* Shonda Rhimes (EP) will create the series.

Untitled Bridgerton Project

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

* Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen (EP) will adapt and showrun the series.

The Warmth of Other Suns

Based on Pulitzer-Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book of the same name, this powerful groundbreaking series tracks the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.

*National Humanities Medal recipient, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and 2-time Drama Desk winning playwright Anna Deavere Smith (EP) is set to adapt.

Pick & Sepulveda

Set in the 1840s against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, the series tracks the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own.

*Emmy-award writer Janet Leahy (EP) will create the series.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys’ club core and pre-saged the Time’s Up movement.

The Residence

Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Kate Andersen Brower’s brilliant nonfiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, which offers a vividly accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.

Sunshine Scouts

In this darkly comedic half-hour series, an apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.

*Writer/actress Jill Alexander (Co-EP) will create the series.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning reimagining of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This staged contemporization – with its inclusive cast of all ages and its blend of dance traditions – has further cemented Debbie Allen’s legacy as one of the greatest forces for good in dance.

*Oliver Bokelberg (DP/Director Scandal) will serve as director, cinematographer and producer.

Source: Radio Facts