Mary J. Blige has signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce television series via her newly launched Blue Butterfly Productions Company. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is a global content platform that brings films, television series, movies etc. to audiences all over the world.
Blige, who currently stars on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and VH1’s Scream, is no stranger to acting and the movie culture. That being said, now, in addition to everything else she’s involved with, MJB will be wearing a new hat as TV producer.
Recording artist, Amaziyah, will be hosting his annual Star F.A.M.E festival, which is committed to highlighting artists, poets and actors, this Sunday, July 7th. The event will take place at Foundation HQ in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Patrons will be treated to live poetry reading, short films, plus both a fashion and stage show. Some of the artists and poets that will be featured are: Wise Wurdz, Skripcha, Spolly De Poet, Empress Black, Fire Ras, Nanko, Amaziyah, Dawitt St. Aubin and many more.
There will be an entrance fee of $1,500 JMD. For additional information, please contact 1-876-477-6245.
Theatre powerhouse, Whirlwind Entertainment, known for their longstanding relationship with comedy great, Oliver Samuels, are shaking things up this year with ’56 East Avenue.’ The brand new comedy features Oliver Samuels alongside a super star-studded cast: Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, Audrey Reid, Dennis Titus and Lakeisha Ellison.
56 East Avenue is the hilarious story of life in a ‘tenament yaad,’ it details the chronicles of a landlord trying to collect rent from delinquent tenants while at the same time creating a comfortable living space for the others. What is taking place down at 56 East Avenue? Floridians will find out, as after Labor Day Weekend the play packs its bags and moves up to Central Florida for shows in Tampa and Orlando on September 22 and 23 respectively.
Tickets can be purchased for all shows on www.jamaicanshoppingclub.com. Persons wanting to buy off line, should call 954-534-4852 to find out the nearest ticket outlet.
Popular Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels will be taking his new play, 56 East Avenue, to the Horizons Event Hall (4990 Jimmy Carter Blvd.) in Norcross, Georgia, on Sunday September 30th. This play features a star studded lineup which includes: Maffi aka Volier Johnson, Dennis Titus, Audrey Ried and Lekeisha Ellis.
Persons may purchase early bird tickets HERE.
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
With a star studded cast of: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, Marcella Bragio,Tom Woodruff Jr., Kate Berlant, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet and Teresa Navarro, Sorry To Bother You is one of the most anticipated films for 2018. It will hit theaters everywhere this weekend.
The Chi is an American drama series created by Lena Waithe about life in a particular neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. In this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.
The pilot was directed by Rick Famuyiwa. It premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. Executive producers are: Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa and hip-hop star Common. Click here or on the image above to watch the premiere episode.
Mary J. Blige will be hitting the big screens this Fall. She is one of the stars of the new film, Mudbound, which will air on Netflix as well as in theaters on November 17th.
Mudbound is about a family that relocated to rural Mississippi only to find themselves trying to deal with numerous issues, including racism and a relative returning from World War II. The movie also stars Jason Mitchell and a host of other amazing actors.
Make sure you check it out!