Posts made in May 2021

SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO PREMIERE KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

ON SHOWTIME FRIDAY, JULY 30 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT

New Documentary To Include Highlights From Hall of Famer’s Induction Ceremony This Weekend

WATCH TEASER: https://youtu.be/RErHyWLzTN8

NEW YORK – May 13, 2021 – SHOWTIME Sports has announced the title and premiere date of the upcoming documentary KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, chronicling the career of one of the NBA’s all-time greats. The film will premiere on Friday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and will include scenes from Garnett’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, taking place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut this Saturday. To watch and share a teaser of the upcoming documentary, go to https://youtu.be/RErHyWLzTN8.

“Kevin Garnett was a culture-changer,” says former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers in the clip that also features NBA stars Allen Iverson, Isiah Thomas, Paul Pierce, Matt Barnes, Rajon Rondo and more. “He is the best superstar teammate in the history of the game.”

KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE spotlights Garnett’s remarkable career and the progressive moments that defined it. The film explores how Garnett’s decision to become the first player in two decades to go to the NBA directly out of high school changed the face of the NBA and ushered in a phenomenon that reverberated beyond the league and even the sport. In addition to Garnett, the film features a range of dynamic voices and characters including the aforementioned luminaries, as well as Snoop Dogg, Sam Cassell, Pau Gasol and more.

SHOWTIME Sports is the home to an unparalleled lineup of premium basketball content. Additional titles in the lineup include IVERSON, KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE, QUIET STORM: THE RON ARTEST STORY and SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE.

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Here Today – Opens Today Only in Theaters!

When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.

Directed by:
Billy Crystal

Screenplay by:
Billy Crystal
Alan Zweibel

Based on the short story “The Prize” by: Alan Zweibel

Produced by:
Fred Bernstein
Billy Crystal
Dominique Telso
Alan Zweibel
Tiffany Haddish

Executive Producers:
Rick Jackson
Claudine Marrotte
Samantha Sprecher

Cast:
Billy Crystal
Tiffany Haddish
Penn Badgley
Laura Benanti
Louisa Krause
Anna Deavere Smith
and Nyambi Nyambi

This film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association
for the following reasons: strong language and sexual references.

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SHOWTIME® PRESENTS LAVELL CRAWFORD: THE COMEDY VACCINE

Crawford’s Third Stand-Up Comedy Special For Network To Premiere Friday, May 28 At 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES – May 7, 2021 – Lavell Crawford returns for his third SHOWTIME comedy special LAVELL CRAWFORD: THE COMEDY VACCINE, premiering Friday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the hour-long special filmed at the Tempe Improv in Arizona, Crawford reflects back on a tumultuous year of living through a global pandemic with an added punchline. From the panic of looking for toilet paper to attending virtual church services and wearing masks, Crawford brings levity to the many shared lifestyle changes we’ve experienced during a life in lockdown while also touching on his own quarantine frustrations with whimsical banter.

To watch and share the trailer from LAVELL CRAWFORD: THE COMEDY VACCINE, go to: https://youtu.be/O5nNnUZGgsw.

A beloved comedian and actor by audiences far and wide, Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks to become one of the hottest stars. His numerous television appearances include Better Call Saul, New Girl, Workaholics and Breaking Bad along with his previous standup specials on SHOWTIME: NEW LOOK, SAME FUNNY! and HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Additionally, his film credits include Compton’s Finest, Love Is Not Enough, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, American Ultra, Beverlyhood and The Ridiculous 6.

LAVELL CRAWFORD: THE COMEDY VACCINE is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, Ali Wong: Baby Cobra), who produced with Cisco Henson for Comedy Dynamics. Justin Edbrooke serves as executive producer.

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DAVID OYELOWO, ROSARIO DAWSON, AND LONNIE CHAVIS IN “THE WATERMAN” A FILM BY DAVID OYELOWO

WATCH OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE

NOW IN THEATER’S NATIONWIDE

SYNOPSIS:
Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them.

STARRING:
David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller,
Alfred Molina and Maria Bello

DIRECTED BY:
David Oyelowo

WRITTEN BY:
Emma Needell

RELEASE DATE:
In theaters nationwide on May 7, 2021

RATING:
PG for thematic content, scary images, peril and some language

RUNNING TIME:
92 Minutes

BET Executive Jon Marc Sandifer Launching Harlem Hall of Fame

Veteran Black Entertainment Television (BET) programming executive Jon Marc Sandifer (American Gangster: Trap Queens, Ruff Ryders Chronicles, A Thousand Words with Michelle Obama) announces the formation of the Harlem Hall of Fame.

The Harlem Hall of Fame will honor the legends and icons that have made significant contributions to Harlem’s iconic and historic reputation around the globe. The Hall of Fame is set to make its inaugural debut in August 2021, with a stellar line-up of inductees, via a multimedia execution that will include a virtual induction ceremony/documentary looking at the impacting lives of some of Harlem’s Living Legends (set for broadcast in August) as well as a physical Harlem Hall of Fame exhibition – featuring replicas and personal defining items of the honorees, set for Black History Month February 2022.

Legendary actor Billy Dee Williams will be among the first to be inducted. Williams, who was born and raised in Harlem, is an alumnus of New York City’s High School of Music & Art. Known as one of Hollywood’s original Black sex symbols, Williams has starred in motion pictures such as “Brian’s Song,” “Mahogany” and “Lady Sings The Blues.” He starred on Broadway in “A Taste Of Honey” and later “Fences.” His smoldering presence on television could be seen on “Dynasty,” where he played the love interest to the equally iconic Diahann Carroll. With all of this as a stellar career, he is likely known to most movie-goers as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movie franchise. Williams’ voice could be heard in many commercials and he is also a noted painter.

Former Congressman Charles Rangel was born and raised in Harlem USA. He retired from the NY House of Representatives in 2017, after a lifetime of public service that spanned more than 35 years. Rangel served in the Korean War, where he earned both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After earning an honorable discharge, Rangel returned home to New York to work as a lawyer and an assistant U.S. attorney before being elected to and serving in the New York State Assembly from 1967 to 1971. Rangel was then elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1971, where he not only became the 2nd longest serving official in U.S. History, but where he also held several major offices – in addition to help fight the war against drugs, provide better housing opportunities to minorities and poor people, and to, until his retirement, make a difference.

Audrey Smaltz is a trendsetter and visionary that many designers love to invite to sit front row at their one-of-a-kind fashion shows. Born in Harlem and raised in the Harlem River Houses, Smaltz got her first modeling job with the New York Giants, NYC’s-then baseball team. She would later model and do fashion commentary for Bloomingdale’s and Lane Bryant. In 1969, Ms. Smaltz moved to Chicago and joined the legendary Ebony Fashion Fair soon after. Her revolutionary ideas organized and shaped the Ground Crew Team that handled backstage management for fashion shows. She has worked with the best–Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass – as well as corporations such as Nike, Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. Audrey Smaltz has also been a contributing editor to Vogue and Mirabella and serves on the Black Fashion Museum.

The goals of the Harlem Hall of Fame are to create a visual experience that authentically celebrates the genius cultivated within the Harlem community and shared around the world and to provide a resource for those within the community.
For media inquiries contact Angelo Ellerbee of Double XXposure – angelo@dxxnyc.com