The Mahalia Jackson Story/Mahalia!

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel.”  Possessing a contralto voice she became one of the most influential gospel vocalists in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. On August 12, 2020, Deadline reported that Grammy-winning singer and actress…

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Flint

Release Date:   10/28/17; Lifetime Genre:  Drama Rating:  TV-14 Director:  Bruce Beresford Studio(s):  Sony Pictures Television; Lifetime Television Cast:  Queen Latifah (Iza Banks), Jill Scott (Nayyirah Shariff), Betsy Brandt (LeeAnne Walters), Rob Morrow (Professor Edwards), Marin Ireland (Melissa Mays), Lyndie Greenwood (Adina Banks). Story:  Inspired by the Time Magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh…

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Coco

Release Date:  3/11/16 (In Theaters; Limited) Genre:   Drama Rating: NR Running Time:  Unknown Studio(s):  Codeblack Films, Lionsgate, Spoken Productions. Director:  RZA Cast:  Common (Coltrane), Azealia Banks (Coco), John David Washington (Mahlik), Hana Mae Lee (Julie), Lorraine Toussaint (Nichelle), Jill Scott (Professor Dixon). Story:  Coco (Azealia Banks) dreams of pursuing a hip-hop career, but is persuaded by…

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With This Ring

Release Date: 1/24/15 Genre: Comedy/Romance Rating: Not Available Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime Director: Nzingha Stewart Cast: Jill Scott (Viviane), Eve Jeffers Cooper (Amaya), Regina Hall (Trista), Brooklyn Sudano (Elise), Stephen Bishop (Nate), Jason George (Sean), Deon Sanders (Keith), Brian White (Damon). Synopsis:  After attending their friend Elise’s (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year’s…

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Get On Up

  Release Date:  August 1, 2014 Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating:  Not Available Running Time:  Not Available Studio:  Universal Pictures Director: Tate Taylor Cast:  Chadwick Boseman (James Brown),  Viola Davis (Susie Brown), Octavia Spencer (Aunt Honey), Nelsan Ellis (Bobby Byrd), Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd (Ben Bart), Lennie James (Joseph James), Tika Sumpter (Yvonne Fair) Story:  Based on the incredible life story…

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Baggage Claim

Release Date: 2/4/14 (DVD); 9/27/13 (theatrical) Genre: Comedy/Romance Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 96 mins. Studio: Sneak Preview Productions/ Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: David Talbert Cast: Paula Patton (Montana Moore) Derek Luke (William Wright) Taye Diggs (Langston) Boris Kodjoe (Graham) Trey Songz/Tremaine Neverson (Damon) Jill Scott (Gail) Adam Brody (Sam) Jenifer Lewis (Catherine) Djimon Hounsou (Quinton)…

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