Release Date: 6/1/16 (TV One)
Running Time: Unknown
Director: Christine Swanson
Cast: Teyonah Parris (Miki Howard), Gary Dourdan (Augie Johnson), Darius McCrary (Gerald Levert), Amari Cheatom (Eddie Phelps), LisaRaye McCoy (Sylvia Rhone), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Josephine Howard).
Story: Teyonah Parris stars in the TV One Original Movie The Miki Howard Story. Parris plays the R&B/Jazz singer and actress who enjoyed mainstream success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with a string of top 10 hits including “Come Share My Love,” “Baby, Be Mine,” “Love Under New Management,” and others.
The film will cover 30+ years of Howard’s life, including both professional and personal trials and triumphs. Also starring Darius McCrary as Gerald Levert, Gary Dourdan as Augie Johnson, LisaRaye is Sylvia Rhone, Amari Cheatom as Eddie Phelps and Vanessa Bell Calloway as Josephine Howard. Christine Swanson is directing from a script written by Rhonda Baraka, which is based on a yet to be released biography by Miki Howard. Source: Shadow and Act.
Release Date: 6/6/15 (TV One)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Parkside Pictures, Distributors TV One.
Director: Charles Murray
Cast: Paula Jai Parker (Angela), Darius McCrary (Drew), Dorian Missick (Wayne), Terrell Tilford (TJ), Reynaldo Gallegos (Trent), Marco Dapper (Adam), Storm Reid (Kendra), Diandra Lyle (Kiki), Kali Hawk (Ruth).
Story: In The Summoning, Paula Jai Parker plays Angela Simmons-Alexander, a young woman who complicates her life by resurrecting her late husband TJ Simmons. Though her new husband Wayne Alexander is everything she could hope for, the passion in her marriage is lukewarm at best. Given an artifact – a spiritual medallion said to awaken the deceased – by a dead friend’s brother, Angela cannot resist temptation and invokes the magic of the mysterious gift. The reunion with her past love is emotional but turns deadly very quickly as his spirit begins to strengthen and make life-threatening demands, including turning Kendra, one of their young daughters, against Wayne. With the help of Kiki, a homeless woman Angela hired to run her bar’s kitchen, they plot to send TJ back to the grave. Source: Broadway World; IMDB. Photo Source: TV One. Video: Vimeo/Shadow and Act.