Release Date:   8/18/20; DVD (Original Release – 3/27/20; Limited)
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  PG-13
Director:  Mark Amin
Studio(s):  Hudlin Entertainment, Sobini Films
Running Time:  99 mins.

Cast:  Dayo Okeniyi (Shields Green), Naturi Naughton (Sarah Green), Kat Graham (Delores), Mykelti Williamson (Truesdale), James Cromwell (John Brown), Bruce Dern (Levi Coffin), Harry Lennix (Frederick Douglass).

Story:  Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields ‘Emperor’ Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.  Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Harper’s Ferry and helping alter the course of American history.  Source(s):  Emperor, official site; IMDB.



Cut Throat City

Release Date:   7/31/20 – VOD
(Original Release:  3/14/20 – SXSW Film Festival)
Genre:  Action
Rating:  R
Director:  RZA
Writer:  Paul Cuschieri
Studio(s):  Rumble Riot Pictures, Lydiard Films, Patriot Pictures, Well Go USA Entertainment.
Running Time:  132 mins.

Cast:  Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp, Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Ethan Hawke, Eiza Gonzalez, Kat Graham, Isaiah Washington, T.I., Terrence Howard, and Wesley Snipes.

Story:  The plot follows four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated.  With no jobs, no help from FEMA and out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city.  When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.  Source:  Deadline.  Photo Source:  Movie Insider.


The Holiday Calendar

a/k/a Christmas Calendar

Release Date:  11/2/18; Netflix
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:   Bradley Walsh
Studio(s):   Netflix

Cast:  Kat Graham (Abby Sutton), Ethan Peck, Quincy Brown (Josh), Ron Cephas Jones (Gramps Sutton), Romaine Waite (Mitch), Genelle Williams (Sarah Sutton), Laura de Carteret (Judy Sutton), Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll (Fernando), Harris Shore (Ralphie).

Story:   A talented photographer, stuck in a dead-end job, inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her toward love.  Source(s):  Netflix, Country Living Magazine.


Tammi Terrell Biopic

Tammi TerrellStatus:  Announced
Release Date:  TBA
Genre:  Biography
Rating:  Unknown
Studio(s):  Panthera Pictures
Director:  Maryam Myika Day
Cast:  Kat Graham (Tammi Terrell)

Update:  On 10/6/15 Black America Web wrote Castle star Tamala Jones will be behind a Tammi Terrell biopic based on the Motown singer’s tragically short life. According to Deadline.com, Jones will not star in the biopic but will produce based on the book My Sister Tammie written by Terrell’s sister, Ludie Montgomery. Although there is another production in the works produced by and starring Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham, Montgomery and the Terrell estate are backing Jones’ version.

The as-yet unnamed project will start production in 2016.  Although a screenwriter, Sylvia Jahshan has been announced, there is no word on casting. The Graham project is also slated to start filming next year.


Details:  On 5/27/15, Shadow and Act reported that Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham will play Tammi Terrell in an upcoming biopic of the late singer. The biopic is the first full-length feature through Graham’s Panthera Pictures production company.

Over a 12 month period, starting in April 1967, the super duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell enjoyed a string of hits, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” “Your Precious Love,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “You’re All I Need to Get By”, all of which were some of the greatest love songs ever recorded at Motown Records. In October 1967, Terrell collapsed onstage and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Sadly on March 16, 1970, at the age of 24, she died of complications from the tumor. During her 10-year career, Terrell appeared as an opening act for Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles and later joined James Brown’s live revue as a backup singer. In 1965, at the age of 20, she signed with Motown Records, but it wasn’t until Motown decided to pair her with Gaye that Terrell became a star.

Principal photography on the yet-to-be-titled feature film is set for 2016.  Source(s): Shadow and Act; Deadline. Photo Source: Huffington Post.


AddictedRelease Date:  October 10, 2014 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Not Available
Running Time:  Not Available
Studio: Lionsgate
Director:  Bille Woodruff
Cast:  Sharon Leal (Zoe Reynard)
Kat Graham (Diamond)
Boris Kodjoe (Jason Reynard)
Maria Howell (Nina)
William Levy (Quentin Matthews)
Tasha Smith (Marcella)
Tyson Beckford (Corey)
Story:  Based on the NY Times best-selling novel by acclaimed author Zane. Zoe Reynard is a woman who truly has it all–the perfect husband, two wonderful children and a successful career. However, as perfect as it may seem from the outside, inside she is craving something more. She soon finds herself risking it all, helpless in an overpowering addiction to sex. Powerless under this erotic high, her sexual escapades begin to spin her life out of control and carry her down a dangerous path she may not survive. (Synopsis taken from comingsoon.net)