The Christmas Lottery

Release Date:   12/12/20, BET and BET Her; and 12/17/20 BET+
Genre:  Comedy/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Tamika Miller
Studio(s):   MarVista Entertainment, Octet Productions
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:  Reginald VelJohnson, Asai’h Epperson, Christina “Brave” Williams, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Lorenzo “Renny” Cromwell, Terayle Hill, Kay-Megan Washington, Phylicia Morgan.

Story:  Gerald Davenport has requested his three estranged daughters Diedre, Nicole, and Tammy come together for Christmas for a big announcement…he has won a $10-million-dollar lottery! To get their share, the sisters must repair their broken relationship. But when their dementia-stricken mother, Diane, forgets where she hid the ticket, the Davenport’s are now in a race to find the ticket and fix their family all before Christmas Day.  Source(s):  Shadow & Act; Black Film & TV.

Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta

Release Date:  6/1/19; Lifetime
Genre:   Comedy/Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Rhonda Baraka
Studio(s):   Big Dreams Entertainment, Swirl Films, Lifetime Television
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Reginald VelJohnson (Reverend Bennet), Jackée Harry (Mrs. Bennet), Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), Raney Branch (Jane), Brittney Level (Mary), Reginae Carter (Lydia), Alexia Bailey (Kitty), Juan Antonio (Will Darcy), Kellee Stewart (Charlotte), Victoria Rowell (Catherine), Keshia Knight Pulliam (Caroline).

Story:   This contemporary adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, follows Reverend Bennet, a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife, Mrs. Bennet, author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband.  Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters — Lizzie, Jane, Mary, Lydia and Kitty — are still single.  When the very eligible Will Darcy arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a comedic modern-day take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.  The film was written by best-selling author Terry McMillan.  Source: