The You Got Served Writer/Director Chris Stokes has done it again! This time his BET production ” Running Out of Time” starring RonReaco Lee and Tasha Smith which airred Saturday December 1st was directed by Stokes and co-written by Marques Houston. Continue reading Director Chris Stokes presents Running Out of Time – BET
Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee offer inspiration for blacks in film at 4th annual Influencers Brunch
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(Washington, DC) — The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was an undeniable highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus weekend in Washington, DC. Curated by Terk Entertainment Group partners Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, the program opened with breakout Pop/R&B artist Eli serenading the crowd, then transitioned to an intimate conversation with Hollywood heavyweights Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee, moderated by Heart & Soul Channel’s personality Cayman Kelly on Sirrius XM radio.
Packer and Lee were raw and candid, sharing insider knowledge about the movie industry while promoting their new film Night School. “We appreciate your support, because every ticket counts when you are up against others,” Packer explained. Lee echoed Packers sentiment and encouraged others to follow their passion especially if it led them to pursue the film industry. Lee suggested hopefuls be prepared to start at the bottom and do the work. “I started at the bottom. I got coffee, bagels, etc. I even messed up sometimes and got yelled at, but it’s ok,” he said. “Sometimes we want the success but aren’t willing to start at the bottom, but in many cases that’s the only way in.”
What began as a casual breakfast meeting between Anthony Anderson, Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Chris Spencer during The BET Honors has now become an exclusive gathering where Capitol Hill, Hollywood and Wall Street converge to celebrate igniters of the cultural power shift, recognize the impact of dynamic partnerships and empower the next generation of social change agents. “It’s always a beautiful room,” says Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, “you look around and see so many different examples of black excellence from entertainment, to politicians to corporate brand managers, it’s black people supporting, collaborating and celebrating each other.”
Tarek “Terk” Stevens believes the brunch symbolizes the importance of building and sustaining relationships. “Your influence extends beyond your own platform and includes your relationships. The Influencers Brunch represents fertile ground for collaborative innovation that inspires global action,” he says. The relationships in this room go back for decades and others are just beginning, but this event represents how invaluable those connections are even beyond business.”
In addition to hearing insightful commentary from Packer and Lee, guests dined on a gourmet style brunch, enjoyed the beautiful rooftop view overlooking the Capitol and Union Station and received exclusive gift bags filled with Shea Moisture products.
Celebrity and notable guests included; author/speaker Michael Eric Dyson, former Essence editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor, actor Lamman Rucker, comedian/radio morning show host Joe Clair, pop culture expert Jawn Murray, model/actress/morning radio host Claudia Jordan, ‘Love In The City’ star and International Motivational speaker Bershan Shaw, Josh J1 Raiford Program Director of 93.9 WKYS Radio One, Maryland Delegate Jay Walker and Angie M. Gates who serves as the Director of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.
The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was sponsored by Shea Moisture, Barclays, Night School (Universal Pictures), CVS Health, Howard Stirk Holdings, Blackmaled Productions, Will Packer Media, Sunshine Matter, LLC, Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniel’s and 202Creates as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s month long initiatirve and the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.
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Yesterday, MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” hosted a pop-up activation at Furious Styles Midtown – one of Atlanta’s trendiest barbershops. Believe me when I tell you it was a lit situation going down. There were games and prizes, the energy in the building was crazy and besides everyone dripping with sweat it was a really fun time! This was truly a great event orchestrated by Saptosa Foster of 135th St Agency.
Hundreds of guests arrived early for their chance to crack jokes and win cash and prizes. “Wild ‘N Out’ veteran Chico Bean and radio/tv personality Yung Joc co-hosted the hilarious event, which included games such as “What You Got,” :Yo Mama Jokes,” “Hood Jeopardy,” “Trap Karaoke,” “Truth or Dare” and “Freestyle Battles.” Winners received cash, “Wild ‘N Out” merchandise and the winning freestyle battle team took home $1,000.
Later on during the event, comedians Karlous Miller and Shawty — who’ve both appeared on “Wild ‘N Out” — joined the fun. Additional guests included comedians Darren Brand, Ronnie Jordan, Fat Man Ron, Tyler Chronicles, rapper Ca$h from TK-N-Cash and barber/”Ghost Brothers” cast member Marcus Harvey.
#WildNOut airs Thursdays at 11/10c on @MTV – Photo Credit by James Pray – Videos coming soon