Media

mediaRelease Date:  2/25/17; TV One
Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Craig Ross, Jr.
Studio:   TV One

Cast:   Penny Johnson Jerald (Jackie Jones), Brian White (Michael Jones), Gary Dourdan (Jabbar Randolph), Stephen Bishop (Will Randolph), Chrystee Pharris (Crystal Jones), Blue Kimble (Anthony Jones), Pooch Hall (Clay), Denise Boutte.

Story:   Media is a backdoor pilot to a potential series that will explore the drama and secrets behind a powerful family dynasty.  The TV movie is described as a riveting story of a wealthy family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry. Passion, intrigue and murder become a lethal recipe for powerful matriarch Jackie Jones and her children. Jackie is the founder of Jones Universal Media Properties, aka JUMP, the world’s premier urban media conglomerate. A family tragedy forces her son, prominent lead city attorney and prosecutor Michael Jones, to abandon his political aspirations and take over the company just as a ruthless rival challenges JUMP’s longtime domination of a lucrative industry. Michael is confronted by sins of the past, and the dangers of the present when Jabbar Randolph, CEO of JUMP’s biggest competitor, is released from prison. Grabbing back the reigns from his brother, Will, Jabbar embarks on a mission of revenge, betrayal and corporate intrigue.  Source:  Deadline, Shadow and Act.

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Second Sight

Second SightRelease Date:   4/23/16 (TV One)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Michael Scott
Studio:  Digilab Productions, TV One

Cast:  Tatyana Ali (Clara Randall) Sharif Atkins (Richard), Marla Gibbs (Nana), Denise Boutte (Tamara), Texas Battle (Tony), Jessica Pressley (Mary Ann)

Story:  Clara Randall (Tatyana Ali) is living in a waking nightmare, haunted by psychic visions of a kidnapped girl. Terrified for the little girl, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. On a mission, she follows clues from her visions that lead to the young girl’s location. But along the way, devastating secrets are revealed about the people she loves most in the world.  Source:  TV One.

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The Bounce Back

Release Date:  12/9/16; In Theaters
Genre:  Romance/Romantic Comedy
Rating:  PG-13
Running Time: 104 mins.
Studio(s):  Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants, Cima Productions, Viva Pictures,
20th Century Fox, Double Dutch International.
Director:  Youssef Delara

Cast:  Shemar Moore (Matthew Taylor), Nadine Velazquez (Kristin Peralta), Bill Bellamy (Terry Twist), Matthew Willig (Vladamir), Kali Hawk (Jessica Williams), Michael Beach (Lester), Megan Stevenson (Sarah), Robinne Lee (Sam), Nishi Munshi (Haifa), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Ellen), Denise Boutte (Julie).

Story:  Father, author and relationship expert Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, “The Bounce Back.” He’s got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who’s convinced he’s nothing but a charlatan. Matthew’s life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship.  Source(s): Movie Insider, Shadow and Act, IMDB.

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What She Wants For Christmas

What She Wants For Christmas
Release Date:  2012
Genre:  Family/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Throne Productions; Entertainment One
Director:  Jason Hewitt

Cast:  Brianna Dufrene, Denise Boutte, Christian Keyes, Jackie Long, Lily Hewitt.

Story:  Ten year-old Abigail has written to the North Pole and asked for something very special this year something she’s kept secret from her mother. But when Abigail discovers that Santa hasn’t brought her special gift, she activates her back-up plan and captures jolly St. Nick. Source: Amazon.

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For The Love of Ruth

For The Love of Ruth

Release Date:  5/9/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Studio(s):  Swirl Films
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Christine Swanson

Cast:  Denise Boutté (Ruth), Gary Dourdan (Braxton), Loretta Devine (Naomi Marachond), James Pickens, Jr. (Stephen).

Story:  Inspired by the biblical story, For The Love of Ruth follows the journey of Ruth Sommerling (Boutté), who, orphaned as a child and currently residing in a women’s shelter has lived a life filled with pain and disappointment. In rapid succession, Ruth marries Nicholas Marachond, but a dreadful accident leaves her widowed. Refusing to abandon the new family ties she’s formed, Ruth develops a close bond with Naomi Marachond (Devine). As the matriarch of the Marachond family, Naomi introduces Ruth to the fullness that a life filled with faith and loyalty presents. However, Naomi’s brother-in-law Stephen (Pickens, Jr.) discourages this connection and voices his suspicion of Ruth’s intentions. Ultimately, the love she desired all her life is found in Naomi’s reclusive cousin, Braxton (Dourdan) who despite objections from others showers Ruth with an outpouring of love and kindness. Source: TV One.

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The Choir Director

Drama in the Church

Release Date:   2/5/18 (TBA)
Genre:  Drama
Rating: NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Urban Books Media
Director: Trey Haley
Cast:  Darrin Dewitt Henson (Aaron Mackie), Christian Keyes (Dante Wilson), Clifton Powell (Bishop T.K. Wilson), Valarie Pettiford (First Lady Charlene Wilson), Denise Boutte (Simone Wilcox), Drew Sidora (Tanisha), Kellita Smith (Anita Emerson), Roger Guenveur Smith (Trustee Jonathan Smith), Rose Wakesho (Aisha), Jaleel White (Deacon James Black), Anna Maria Horsford (Deaconess Moss).

Details:  Part Two of New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber’s “Drama in the Church” trilogy  – The Preacher’s Son, The Choir Director and The First Lady.

Story:  Bishop T.K. Wilson has done all he can to make First Jamaica Ministries a success, but with his last choir director getting caught in a scandal, attendance and cash flow are down. The Bishop is counting on a new choir director to revive the church. Little does he know, this decision may also put his job as the Bishop — as well as his family — in jeopardy. Source: IMDB.  Photo Source:  Facebook.

Where’s The Love?

Where's The LoveRelease Date:  8/2/14 UP TV
(originally aired 5/3/14)
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Nina Holiday Entertainment, Swirl Films, Tri Destined Studios, GMC TV.
Director: Trey Haley
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Sebastian), Denise Boutté (Ryan), Terri J. Vaughn (Kai), LeToya Luckett (Rose), Ahmed Lucan (Forrest), Angie Stone, Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan (Rod), David Banner (Sidney), Nicole Eggert (Paige), Tommy Ford, Karon Joseph Riley (Dale), Shirley Strawberry, Kandi Burruss, Trina Braxton.

Story:  It is the one-year anniversary of the talk show Where’s The Love? hosted by married relationship experts and doctors Sebastian (Lamman Rucker) and Ryan Reid (Denise Boutté). They are in their mid-30s, great looking and have a successful counseling practice complete with best-selling books and an Emmy®-nominated TV show.

Ryan and Sebastian seem to have it all, but secretly their relationship is falling apart. They’ve been keeping up appearances to Sebastian’s sister Kai (Terri J. Vaughn) and her husband Rod (Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan), Ryan’s best friend Sidney (David Banner), their producer Paige (Nicole Eggert), Ryan’s editor Dale (Karon Joseph Riley), their patients, their fans and the public to save their lucrative careers – until one day when it all comes out.

Now, Ryan and Sebastian have to decide whether their own marriage can be saved. (Sources: UP TV; IMDB).

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