All The Queen’s Men

Release Date:   9/9/21; BET+ (all episodes)
Genre:  Drama
Director: Kim Fields Morgan
Studio(s):  Tyler Perry Studios, Pitch Black Development, LLC, BET+

Story:   All the Queen’s Men is a drama series being developed by Tyler Perry Studios for the BET+ streaming serviceThe series is based on the book Ladies Night and centers around the life of Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a self-proclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power mean more problems. Will Madam retain reign as she navigates this dangerous and sexy society?  Will the sensuous world of exotic dancing cost Madam her queendom and potentially her life?

Cast/Characters

Eva Marcille as Marilyn ‘Madam’ Deville, a savvy, powerful, uncompromising businesswoman who owns a high-class male strip club that she runs fairly but with a firm hand; she’s unafraid to do whatever it is she has to do to keep her business going.

Skyh Alvester Black as AMP ‘Addiction’ Anthony, a dancer with a hidden past who has found difficulty getting hired after being released from prison, so he goes to work as a bouncer/ doorman in Madam’s club, Eden.

Candace Maxwell as DJ Dime, the resident DJ at Club Eden. She is ambitious and looks to Madam as a mentor.

Racquel Palmer as Blue, Madam’s chief of security. Blue is frequently seen at Madam’s side when things get a little dicey.

Michael ‘Bolo’ Bolwaire as Doc, one of the male strippers at Club Eden. Doc gets along well with his fellow dancers and a little too well with one of Eden’s patrons.

Keith ‘Fatal Attraction’ Swift as Babyface, is the oldest dancer of the group, though he doesn’t look it. He’s questioning the number of days he has left at the club and his many client entanglements cause him plenty of drama.

Dion Rome as El Fuego, one of the dancers at Madam’s Club Eden who is a bit flirtatious with Madam. He loves who he loves and is quite the techy.

Jeremy ‘Masterpiece’ Williams as Midnight, a confident and tough male stripper who sparks a different vibe in Madam than the other strippers. She enjoys him though it’s hard to say how personal their relationship is.

Christian Keyes as The Concierge is a calmly intense hitman, and member of the Damascus family, hired to blackmail Madam.

Sources:  Deadline; The Wrap; urbanhollywood411.com.  Photo Sources:  Yahoo News; entornointeligente.com; Tylerperry.com.

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Miss Me This Christmas

Release Date:   12/3/17; TV One
Genre:  Comedy/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  87 mins.
Director:  Kenny Young
Studio:   Pokeprod, Reel One Entertainment.

Cast:  Erica Ash (Regina Young), Redaric Williams (Franklin Young), Eva Marcille (Trish McDonald), Allen Maldonado (Ulysses Danbert), Nathan Davis, Jr. (Thomas Wallace), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Chris Dunn).

Story:  The Chesterton Hotel was the location of the Christmas Day wedding of Regina and Franklin Young.  When Franklin, a record exec at an up-and-coming hip-hop label, comes home at dawn after a long night of partying in the city, Regina mistakenly thinks he has cheated on her with his ex-girlfriend and present pop star client, Alex Palomino. Franklin denies it but the trust has been broken and there’s nothing he can say to make it right. The couple separate and the divorce is set to be finalized on Christmas Day.

Regina’s best friend and sneaker empire heiress, Trish, gets Regina back into the dating scene. Franklin still loves Regina and is hoping for a reconciliation, but when she gets engaged to multimillionaire tech entrepreneur Ullyses Danburg, Franklin thinks there’s no way he will ever win her back. But there may be a happy ending for Franklin after all, and just in time for Christmas.  Source:  TV One.

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Sister Code

Sister CodeRelease Date:  5/8/15 (In Theaters – Limited)
Genre:  Comedy/Drama
Rating:  R
Running Time:  84 mins.
Studio: A I R Media, GVN Releasing
Director:  Corey Grant

Cast:  Amber Rose (Lexi), Eva Marcille (Sheila), Drew Sidora (Lavae), Marcus T. Paulk (Lil Danger), Don Hale, Jr. (Brian), Anne-Marie Johnson (Mama Layne), Amin Joseph (Thomas), Sade Kimora Young (Young Sheila), Asia Monet Ray (Young Lexi), Laya DeLeon Hayes (Young Lavae), Essence Atkins (Corrine Wells), Erica Ash (Jamaya).

Story:  Sister Code is the funny and touching story of three foster sisters with drastically different personalities, living together in Los Angeles. Amber Rose plays Lexi, the free-spirited artist; Eva Marcille is Sheila, the corporate killer with a soft side, and Drew Sidora works her magic as Lavae, the glue that keeps the family together.

With the revered matriarch of the family gone, the James girls must learn to navigate the choppy waters of love, life and sisterhood without her. And when a tragic sisterly secret is revealed, they must learn to dig deep, put their differences aside, and tap into that never-ending bond instilled in them by their beloved foster mother.

Through it all, our three sisters will grow closer, love harder, and ultimately prove that mama James was right all along… blood may be thicker than water, but love is thicker than everything. The story of the James sisters will inspire all of us to celebrate the most important people in our lives: our family.  Source:  sistercodemovie.com, official site; IMDB.

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Fear Files

(f/k/a Fright Night Files)

Fear FilesRelease Date 3/13/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Horror/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s):  UpToParr Productions; TV One
Directors:  Russ Parr, Mark Freiburger

Details:  Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, “Fear Files” (formerly “Fright Night Files”) with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8PM/ET.

According to Shadow & Act, Radio One Founder and Chairperson, Cathy Hughes said, “Buoyed by the positive viewer and social media response to the inaugural airing, we are pleased to be able to deliver another installment of this compelling and entertaining series. Delving deeper into the horror genre helps fulfill TV One’s mission of super-serving the Black audience with a wide variety of programming genres reflecting the diversity of content Black viewers want to see.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

For The Love of Lockwood Too
Starring Nadine Ellis, Sean Blakemore, Eva Marcille and Lynn Whitfield. Lockwood Masters (Blakemore) is back and has another victim in his sights, the beautiful Bianca Wayne (Ellis). After a love potion overdose from Madam Mabry (Whitfield), Lockwood cannot help but devour the women he falls in love with. When Lockwood’s first wife and victim Marla Peters (Marcille) makes a ghostly appearance, Lockwood is trapped between delusions and reality. Meanwhile, Bianca is battling her heart’s desire to fall for this charming man and, much like Marla, she too questions how far she’d go for the love of Lockwood.

Mama’s Boy
Starring Robin Givens, Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff and Malachi Malik. Elaine Channing (Givens) is a loving mother with a terrifying secret. All of the men she becomes involved with are met with a tragic end. Desperately, she fears her son is murdering her lovers. In a bizarre twist, Elaine must decide how far she will go to protect her son.

 Fire
Starring Columbus Short, Mel Jackson and Erica Hubbard. When City Councilman Harvey Jordan (Short) unveils a plan to build a football stadium in a low income neighborhood, friction erupts within the community. After a lethal fire removes the last resident blocking his project, many begin to question if this death was in fact an accident, or has the Councilman’s ambition led to murder. The truth begins to haunt him as a determined reporter, Kelisia Waters (Hubbard) will stop at nothing to get answers she desires. Sources: Shadow & Act, EurWeb.

Fright Night Files

Fright Night Files

Release Date:  10/18/14; TV One
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  TV One
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Elise Neal, Lynn Whitfield, Victoria Rowell, Harry Lennix, Eva Marcille, Bokeem Woodbine, Sean Blakemore, Davetta Sherwood, Karrueche Tran.

Story:  Fright Night Files is TV One’s first, original horror film — 90 minutes of terror broken into three separate tales that will have you hiding behind your hands. And to scare you through it all is Lynn Whitfield as Madame Mabry, a Jamaican, voodoo expert of the supernatural.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

Pillow Talk Channel 187
Late night radio DJ Coffee Black (Elise Neal) has the sultry voice that can seduce any man over the airwaves and in person, she brings them to their knees, in more ways than one. When Coffee begins to receive mysterious calls from past lovers like Isaiah (Bokeem Woodbine) her world is filled with dead air.

For The Love Of Lockwood
Jealousy engulfs Marla Peters (Eva Marcille) just as she is set to marry her fiancé Lockwood Masters (Sean Blakemore) driving him to call off the wedding. Lockwood ultimately forgives Marla and with a little assistance from Madame Mabry (Whitfield) promises to love her… to death.

Mirror, Mirror
Ronald (Harry Lennix) is caught in a love triangle between his new love Alexa (Victoria Rowell) and his live-in girlfriend Jessica (Davetta Sherwood). After coming home to find Jessica and friends including Monique (Karrueche Tran) performing a strange ritual, he breaks the relationship off. As a peace offering, Jessica brings an ornately-decorated mirror that changes his life forever.  Source(s):  TV One; Shadow and Act.

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