A Weekend With The Family

a/k/a Dinner with the Stankershets

A Weekend With The Family

Release Date:  7/17/16; TV One
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Chris Stokes
Studio:  Footage Films

Cast:  Marques Houston (Travis Stankershet), Karrueche Tran (Courtney Clancy), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Nip Stankershet), Clifton Powell (Dingo Stankershet), Dorien Wilson (John Clancy), Suzanne Whang (Sue Clancy), Black Thomas (Sargent Stankershet), Chantel Jeffries (Catherine Clancy), Shondrella Avery (Rosie).

Story:  Film follows Travis Stankershet (Marques Houston) a young attorney who looks to gain a position at a prestigious law firm. Travis’ loving girlfriend Courtney Clancy (Karrueche Tran) decides to arrange a surprise family weekend get-together, however things don’t go as planned with the arrival of his outlandish family, the Stankershets.  When Far East customs come up against the salt of the earth folks from the Deep South, hilarity ensues. In the end, Travis must find a way to make the two families peacefully co-exist long enough for him to propose to the woman he loves.  Source:  Shadow and Act.

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Will To Love

Will to Love cast photoRelease Date 6/27/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studios: Footage Films, TV One.
Director: Chris Stokes
Cast: Marques Houston (Jamal Hawkins), Shondrella Avery (Monica), Keisha Knight Pulliam (Rachel), Black Thomas (Danny), Draya Michele (Candice).

Story: Will To Love features Houston as Jamal Hawkins, a 30-something CEO and heir of the “Let It Roll” toilet paper company, who must find a wife before his grandfather passes away. As a quintessential bachelor, Jamal has no idea how to accomplish such a feat and must do so despite his half-sister Monica’s meddling. He enlists the help of his secretary, Rachel and his best friend Danny to find a bride who will obtain his family’s approval and win him his birthright. After devising a plan to audition potential brides and finding Candice, Jamal develops feelings for Rachel and must make the crucial decision between following the money or his heart.  Source: Broadway World. Photo Source: Mz. Shyneka’s Word on the Street.