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‘A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM.’ IS IN THEATERS TODAY! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW TO EXPERIENCE THE LOVE STORY OF THE YEAR

One of the best love stories of 2018 is now playing nationwide.
Purchase your tickets online at ABoyAGirlADreamFilm.com or at these
theaters below:

City
Theater
Circuit
New York
Empire 25
AMC
New York
Union Square Stadium 14
Regal
New York (Elizabeth, NJ)
Jersey Gardens 20
AMC
New York (Clifton, NJ)
Clifton Commons 16
AMC
Los Angeles
Baldwin Hills 15
Cinemark
Los Angeles
Citywalk Stadium 19
AMC
Los Angeles
Burbank Town Center 8
AMC
Los Angeles
Del Amo 18
AMC
Los Angeles
Irvine Spectrum
Regal
Los Angeles
Long Beach 26
Regal
Los Angeles
South Bay Galleria
AMC
Moreno Valley, CA
Moreno Valley 16
Harkins
Baltimore
Egyptian 24
Cinemark
Baltimore
White Marsh 16
AMC
Baltimore
Owings Mills 17
AMC
Atlanta
Atlantic Station 18
Regal
Atlanta
Parkway Pointe 15
AMC
Atlanta
Southlake Pavilion 24
AMC
Atlanta
Camp Creek
AMC
Atlanta
Tinseltown 17
Cinemark
Chicago
River East 21
AMC
Chicago
Crestwood 18
AMC
Charlotte
Concord Mills 24
AMC
Charlotte
Stonecrest 22
Regal
Columbus, OH
Easton Town Center 30
AMC
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Mesquite 30
AMC
Denver
Northfield 18
Harkins
Detroit
John R 15
AMC
Detroit
Fairlane 21
AMC
AMC
Detroit (Royal Oak, MI)
Royal Oak 11
Emagine
Detroit (Farmington Hills)
Riviera Cinema
Emagine
Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Theater
Independent
Grand Rapids, MI
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids South
Celebration!
Houston
Gulf Pointe 30
AMC
Houston
Willowbrook 24
AMC
Houston
Studio 30
AMC
Jacksonville
Orange Park 24
AMC
Jacksonville
Regency Jax 24
AMC
Las Vegas
Cannery 14
Galaxy
Memphis
Cinema Paradiso
MALCO
Miami – Ft. Lauderdale
Southland Mall
Regal
Miami – Ft. Lauderdale
Aventura Mall 24
AMC
Montgomery-Selma
Festival Plaza 16
AMC
Nashville
Opry Mills
Regal
New Orleans
Elmwood Palace 20
AMC
New Orleans
Westbank Palace 16
AMC
Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport
Hampton 24
AMC
Oklahoma City
Bricktown 16
Harkins
Orlando
Pointe Orlando
Regal
Philadelphia
Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
Philadelphia
Cherry Hill 24
AMC
Philadelphia
Neshaminy 24
AMC
Phoenix (Tempe)
Arizona Mills 25
Harkins
St. Louis
St. Louis Mills
Regal
Hoffman 22
AMC
Washington D.C. (Largo, MD)
Magic Johnson Capital Center 12
AMC
Washington D.C. (Oxon Hill, MD)
Rivertowne 12
AMC
San Diego
Mission Valley 20
AMC
Seattle
Southcenter 16
AMC
SYNOPSIS: On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers.
DIRECTOR – Qasim Basir
WRITTEN BY – Qasim Basir, Samantha Tanner
PRODUCERS – Datari Turner; Executive Producers: Jash’d Belcher, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, Jamal Chilton, Tim Weatherspoon, Phil Thornton, Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick
CAST – Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton, Wesley Jonathan, Affion Crockett
RUN TIME – 89 min
RATING – R
DISTRIBUTOR – Samuel Goldwyn Films
SOCIAL: IG: @boygirldream_movie; FB: boygirldream
ABOUT DATARI TURNER PRODUCTIONS
Datari Turner Productions is a California-based Film and Television production company founded by Datari Turner in 2010. Follow @datariturner on Instagram and Twitter for more information.
ABOUT DATARI TURNER
One of the most prolific independent producers in film and television, Datari Turner is crafting a career like no other. As founder of Datari Turner Productions in 2010, he has produced 30 feature films, including six (6) films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: A Boy. A Girl. A Dream(2018); Gook (winner of the NEXT Audience Award in 2017), Ten Thousand Saints (2015), Luv (2012), Another Happy Day (2011) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). All told, his films have earned 98 festival award nominations.
Datari has worked with 4 Academy Award winners (Jennifer Connolly, Common, Marisa Tomei and Ellen Burstyn) and 13 Academy Award nominees, including Ethan Hawke, James Franco, and Ruby Dee.Possessing a keen eye for talent, Turner gave actors Ryan Destiny (“Star”) and Michael Rainey Jr (“Power”) their big screen debuts and cast rapper Common in his first lead film role (Luv).
On the television side, Datari has produced 100 hours of original programming for networks such as WE tv, BET, TV One, Starz and Oxygen. Datari is creator of the hit WE tv franchise “Growing Up Hip Hop,” currently in its 4th season and the network’s highest-rated program.
In 2015, Datari signed a first-look deal with CodeBlack/Lionsgate Films. In 2016, he signed a  first-look deal with Entertainment One to produce original, unscripted programming for the studio. He is currently executive producing a new Showtime series about the NBA Draft with Lebron James.
A native of Oakland, CA, Datari attended the University of Oklahoma on a full football scholarship and later became a model for top brands such as Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Sean John. An alum of the ABC/Disney program, Datari resides in Beverly Hills and sits on the board of The Blackhouse Foundation. He is repped by CAA.

WE TV REVEALS A SNEAK PEEK OF THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF “GROWING UP HIP HOP ATLANTA” COMING THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 11 2018 AT 9PM ET/PT

Watch The Season 2 Trailer

Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta returns to WEtv on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT; and this season it’s a clash of the generations, with the OG’s of Hip Hop ready to dish some tough love!

Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow), is officially off the market when a new love interest enters the mix, but there’s trouble in paradise when rumors and jealousy overwhelm their budding romance. Does Bow’s new boo and aspiring rapper, Kiyomi Leslie, have her heart in the game or is she just in it for the fame? The past rears its ugly head as fiery newcomers are bringing heat to the Atlanta scene and shaking things up, including R&B artist Masika Kalysha and hip hop artist, Lil Mama! But not everyone is happy upon their arrival… Masika has her sights set on stardom, but has unfinished business with her old flame, Bow Wow. Lil Mama, mentored by rapper MC Lyte, is ready to reinvent herself and record a follow-up to her hit “Lip Gloss.” But not everything is ‘Poppin’ when her past mistakes continue to haunt her.

Meanwhile, the wrath of Jhonni Blaze tornados through the Big Peach when the talented but explosive artist just can’t seem to get out of her own way. And when the legendary hip hop manager, Debra Antney, gets caught in the crosshairs of Jhonni’s firestorm, the battle lines are drawn. Mega producer Jermaine Dupri is up for a huge honor when he is inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame as he embarks on a So So Def 25th Anniversary tour with prestigious acts from his label. But not everyone will make the lineup, including JD’s surrogate son, Bow Wow. Meanwhile, Jermaine’s daughter Shaniah Mauldin struggles with her father’s lack of involvement in her career while she navigates a long-distance relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Willie. Ayana Fite, daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay, DJ Hurricane, is eager to get her fashion line off the ground without her father’s financial help but can she trust Atlanta’s newcomers to help launch her success? After serving her time in prison and on parole, Da Bratis ready to move on and wants to throw a ‘parole release’ party, but all hell breaks loose when the police are called! At 31-years-old, Bow begins to reflect on his music career and love life, where his soul-searching leads him to a dark place. Alarming social media posts have everyone worried, but Bow’s world continues to spiral into chaos. The cameras keep rolling when Bow Wow reaches his breaking point, destroying everything in his warpath…Tune in! Thursday, Oct 11 at 9pm ET/PT

“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” is produced for WE tv by Entertainment One (eOne).

TV ONE PREMIERES BRAND NEW EPISODES OF HIT SERIES “UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD” AND “UNCENSORED” BACK-TO-BACK ON ONE BIG NIGHT STARTING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 9 P.M. ET/8C

New Episodes of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD feature
The Best Man, Wayne Brady, Ray Jand Rickey Smiley

New Episodes of UNCENSORED profile
Nick Cannon, Tichina Arnold, K. Michelle and D.L. Hughley

VIDEO: “UNSUNG Hollywood & UNCENSORED” on TV One – https://youtu.be/C8cnMAirQJQ

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – September 12, 2018 – TV One is set to premiere brand-new episodes of its original, critically-acclaimed auto-biographical series UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD and UNCENSORED, on Sunday, October 7 starting at 9 p.m. ET/8C and 10 p.m. ET/9C, respectively.
UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, which profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black celebrities in Hollywood, will debut new episodes on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET/8C, kicking off with the story of the iconic African American film The Best Man. The remainder of the season features equally unforgettable stories from influential entertainers including comedian/actor Wayne Brady, actor and R&B singer Ray J and comedian/TV/radio personality Rickey Smiley.

UNCENSORED, which follows at 10 p.m. ET/9C, explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they’ve faced, and how they manage this new world of social media that has helped, but sometimes haunted their careers. Viewers will enjoy candid sit-downs with entertainment mogul Nick Cannon, actress Tichina Arnold, R&B singer K. Michelle and comedian/TV/radio personality D.L. Hughley.
During its premiere season, UNCENSORED reached 3.5MM unique viewers and was a top 3 original cable series in its timeslot among AA P25-54, AA W25-54 and AA

W18-49. The autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to stars of film, television, music, and pop culture, as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places their stories unfolded.

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD is a spin-off born of TV One’s longest-running, six-time NAACP Image Award winning franchise UNSUNG, and profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black celebrities in Hollywood, from movies and television to comedy, sports, and more.
TV One’s upcoming new episodes of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD are outlined below:

THE BEST MAN
Malcolm D. Lee’s directorial debut, The Best Man, featured unforgettable characters, a dream cast and a hot soundtrack. But despite its universal storyline, it was marketed as a “black film” and ultimately failed to have the mass appeal Lee had been seeking.

RAY J

Singer, Actor, Reality TV star: Few performers are as versatile as Ray J. But his success as a singer and TV actor were ultimately overshadowed by a sex tape with Kim Kardashian, and bouts with alcohol and depression.

WAYNE BRADY

Wayne Brady shot to fame on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” winning his first Emmy in 1993. Known for his “nice guy” image he shocked the world by playing the villain on “Chappelle’s Show.” In 2014, Wayne Brady revealed his longtime battle with clinical depression that nearly cost him his career and his life.

RICKEY SMILEY

Stand-up comic, TV host, actor, recording artist and radio personality, Broderick “Rickey” Smiley could do it all. But his comedic roots harken to a painful, poverty-stricken childhood in the rural south that was anything but funny.
TV One’s upcoming new episodes of UNCENSORED are outlined below:

NICK CANNON

Raised on two coasts, Nick Cannon grew up balancing the gangs of San Diego with his father’s ministry in North Carolina. Eager to escape the risk of the streets, he recognized his call to entertainment at an early age and spoke his success quickly into existence. Embracing an early achieved bubblegum persona, he works behind the scenes creating opportunities and jobs for comedians and entertainers. His largest success is “Wild ‘n Out”for MTV and his influence and talent reaching much farther than he is given credit.

K. MICHELLE

K. Michelle constantly sings songs of heartbreak and pain. One look into the life of this songstress turned reality star and you’ll understand why. In this story we take a deep look into some of the experiences that inspired some of the songs you know and love as well as her journey to fame.

TICHINA ARNOLD

Tichina Arnold’s successful decade’s long run as a pop culture icon began with very humbling roots. Over the years she’s captivated millions with her quick wit and undeniable charm. This episode goes deep into Tichina’s life chronicling her journey of good times and bad.

D.L. HUGHLEY

An Original King of Comedy, D.L. Hughley was raised in Los Angeles and no stranger to his neighborhood gangs, which provided a sense of structure, family and community. Dropping out of high school as a self-proclaimed “dummy” he joined the LAPD Academy, quit and married his wife of over 30 years to start a family. His work ethic is unapologetically driven and dedicated to providing for his loved ones, and his motivation to leave a legacy led to the transition of his comedy from frivolous jokes to political topics inspiring change.

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UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland also serves as Executive Producer. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive Producer in Charge of Production and Robyn Arrington Greene is Head of Original Programming and Production.

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. Paul Hall serves as showrunner. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive Producer in Charge of Production and Robyn Greene Arrington is Head of Production of Original Programming and Production.

For more information on UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD and UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s Youtube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv.Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow UNSUNG on Facebook using the hashtag #UNSUNGHOLLYWOOD and UNCENSORED on Facebook and Instagram (@Uncensored TVOne) using the hashtag #UNCENSORED.


WATCH THE “UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD” PROMO

The Best Man, Wayne Brady, Rickey Smiley & Ray J | Unsung Hollywood

ABOUT TV ONE
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV OneHigh Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences

BMG ACQUIRES INDEPENDENT HIP-HOP LABEL RBC RECORDS, HOME OF CHIEF KEEF, FLIPPA, WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, BIG L, AND THE GUCCI MANE CATALOG

Los Angeles, CA – September 13, 2018 – BMG has announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based independent hip-hop/rap label RBC Records (RBC). Launched in 2002, the label is home to a number of prolific and influential artists including Chief Keef, Flippa (aka Skippa Da Flippa), Waka Flocka Flame, Big L, and Gucci Mane, whose catalog sits alongside more than 500 label releases having sold millions of records worldwide.

The first acquisition of a label by BMG since it acquired Nashville powerhouse BBR Music Group (Broken Bow Records, Wheelhouse Records, Stoney Creek Records) in February 2017, RBC joins BMG’s recording operations in Los Angeles and New York, together with Rise Records in Portland, OR, and S-Curve Records in New York City.

The deal continues to amplify BMG’s position in the hip-hop market following the recent string of successes from Big K.R.I.T. (4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time), Scarface (Deeply Rooted), and releases from Commission Music artists Lil Dicky(US and UK chart-topping, 2X Platinum single ‘Freaky Friday’), MadeinTYO (Platinum single ‘Skateboard P’), and newcomer Derez De’Shon (Platinum single ‘Hardaway’).

Founded by partners Brian Shafton and Ben Grossi, RBC is an independent rap/hip-hop label and artist services company specializing in digital marketing and distribution. Offering artists and independent labels distribution, product management, sales, marketing, publicity, radio and video promotion, and creative-services consulting to artists and management, RBC is a full-service label alternative.

RBC’s existing team, who are based in Los Angeles, will remain in their positions and continue to report to Shafton, with Shafton reporting to BMG’s EVP, Recorded Music, Tom ‘Grover’ Biery.

Over the years, RBC has released hundreds of projects from artists such as Tech N9ne, E-40, Run the Jewels, Goldlink, and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

The first projects slated for release include new music from Chief Keef and Flippa, with more to be announced soon.

Zach Katz, President, Marketing & Repertoire, BMG US, said, “We have an incredible amount of admiration for what Brian has been able to build and achieve independently and are very excited about what we can now go on to grow together. The RBC team brings a wealth of experience, an extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit, an unrivalled network and a great track record of success. Put that together with BMG’s scale and ability to deliver and I think you have something very special.”

Said Shafton, “BMG respects our history, took notice of our immense growth over the past couple of years, and most importantly, are fully invested in our future. We love BMG’s vision, team, and infrastructure. By joining forces, RBC will gain tremendous synergies that will allow us unbridled growth. I am so excited about this partnership and know that it will propel us into the future.”
Said Grossi, “BMG understands the intrinsic value and experience RBC brings in its more than 16-year history in the hip-hop/rap game and BMG possesses a formidable machine to complement it. The depth and scale of what BMG brings to the table will allow RBC to achieve new heights.”

About BMG:
BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 15 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

www.bmg.com

Warriors of Liberty City

“Warriors of Liberty City,” an Official 2018 SXSW Episodic Selection, is a docuseries from Executive Producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter, along with PGA® award– winning director and producer Evan Rosenfeld, that explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.” Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar® for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater. It is a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, but in the face of incredible challenges and personal tragedy, the Liberty City Warriors learn to triumph both on and off the football field. Beyond football, the Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading, tutoring and academic support. Life, like football, is a contact sport, and for the kids and families of Liberty City, being a Warrior holds the key to both.

9th Annual ONE Musicfest – Recap

(ATLANTA) – September 11, 2018 – This past weekend, the 9th Annual ONE Musicfest took place at Central Park in Atlanta, where over 40,000 music and culture-lovers came out in the Georgia heat to experience an epic weekend of incredible live music, unique attractions, VIP lounges, cocktail tastings, arts & crafts, food trucks, a vendor market, a breast pumping station and much more!
The festival began Friday with a massive Kick-Off Party at The Gathering Spot presented by Lyft. The event was attended by 1500+ millennials and featured a silent party by Bonfire ATL, music by DJ Trauma and performances by Lion Babe, Tobe Nwigwe, Childish Major, and Taliwhoah.

On Saturday, thousands packed the park to enjoy the diverse lineup of acts, which included Nas, Miguel, Big Sean, H.E.R,, Big K.R.I.T, Davido, DVSN, Goldlink, Teedra Moses, Tobe Nwigwe, Jessie Reyez, Felixx, and Aina Brei’Yon. Each day, Smokin’ Shells hosted a DJ stage where 36 DJs kept the energy high throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, the stage was “lit” with performances by 2 Chainz, T.I., Big Boi, Monica, August Greene, George Clinton & Parliament, Kelis, Rapsody ,the ATL Crunk Set (DJ Nabs, Youngbloodz, Ying Yang Twins, Trillville, Eastside Boyz, Kilo Ali), DJ KP the Great, St. Beauty, Angelina Sherie and the Band of Brothas.

Additionally, Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stopped by the festival on Sunday to share her vision for moving Georgia forward.
ONE Musicfest was proud to support the local business community, inviting over 35 small businesses and 30 food trucks to participate.

ONE Musicfest was produced by Sol Fusion, LLC and Rival Entertainment. Special thanks to lead sponsor Ford Motor Company and partners Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, Heineken, Acid Cigars, Hpnotiq, Fontis Mountain Spring Water, Coors Light, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Smokin’ Shells, W Atlanta Downtown, Swisher Sweets, Beatbox Beverages, Mike’s Harder, Billboard, VIBE, Blu E-Cigarettes, Lyft, The Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment.
Follow the festival on social at @onemusicfest and visit onemusicfest.com for more information.

About ONE Musicfest
ONE Musicfest is the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, featuring a diverse range of music, including classic and next generation hip-hop, soulful R&B, alternative, and rock. Started in 2010, ONE Musicfest is now recognized as one of the most highly-anticipated celebrations of the arts in the Southeast, with this year’s festival expecting an attendance of 20,000 music lovers from throughout the country.

Social:
Twitter: @onemusicfest #ONEMusicFest #OMF2018
Instagram: @onemusicfest #ONEMusicFest #OMF2018
Facebook: Facebook.com/ONEMusicFest
Website: onemusicfest.com

SEPTEMBER 6-9, THE 5TH ANNUAL SOURCE360 CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL TO BRING TOGETHER HIP-HOP ICONS, NEW & EMERGING MUSICAL TALENT & INDUSTRY ACTIVISTS TO CELEBRATE HIP-HOP & PROMOTE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

SOURCE360 HONORS ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH A HIP-HOP & R&B LIVE TRIBUTE

In the Wake of Cultural Shifts in the Country, Hip-Hop Has Overtaken Other Genres as
The #1 Music of Consumption As Well As Social Change, Tech Equity, Voter Education & More
SOURCE360 will Galvanize and Convene Lovers of Hip-Hop Worldwide

New York, NY (August 18, 2018) – L. Londell McMillan, Chairman of The Source Magazine and Northstar Charities has announced The 5th Annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival will take place, once again, in Brooklyn, New York, September 6-9. The 4-day conference and festival is mostly free to the public. Selected ticketed events are now open and available on Eventbrite. All events offer to the general public a full spectrum of performances and activations that engage and educate the community about the culture of Hip-Hop, arts, culture, music, fashion, sports, business, technology and crucial public policy concerns such as criminal justice reform.

For 30 years, The Source Magazine has been the Bible of Hip-Hop. For the past five years SOURCE360 has become more than a festival and hub of creative performances, but a gathering of national entertainment and civic influencers, artists and entrepreneurs ready to assess the state of Hip-Hop, discuss issues influencing the culture and provide opportunities for multi-generational Hip-Hop leaders to discuss the changing state of Hip-Hop and ways to bridge the gap between the young and old, locally and nationally.

In honor of the incomparable Aretha Franklin, SOURCE360 shall pay respect and produce a special “Hip-Hop & R&B Live” tribute to The Queen of Soul on Saturday, September 8th.

Confirmed performers, speakers and participants include, but are not limited to, Brad “Scarface” Jordan, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Kool Herc, Jim Jones, Maino, Casanova 2X, Phresher, Freeway, Mysonne, DJ Self, Dream Doll, KeKe Wyatt, Elle Varner, Mekka Don, ARNSTAR & Waffle NYC, Free (from 106th & Park) Josh X, Jaquae, DJ Nyla Symone, Taylor Girls, Bali Baby, Kyla Imani, Young Prophet, Young Devyn, Square Off Gang, Mariah Lynn, Justin Love, Ambassador Attallah Shabazz (eldest daughter of Malcolm X), activist Tamika D. Mallory, Reginald Hudlin, Nelson George, Kim Osorio, Marc Baptiste, Misa Hylton, Zab Judah, Africa Miranda, Tasha Turner, Kassandra Frederique, Dasheeda Dawson, Gia Thompson, Sonya Davie, Dana Rachilin, L. Joy Williams, NYPD Chief Maddrey, fitness guru Brittne Babe, and supermodel Jessica White (more to be announced).

THURSDAY, September 6, 2018
The SOURCE360 Conference and Festival (at Brooklyn Borough Hall) features the following panels: Health and Wellness, Community and Policing and The Business of Cannabis.

FRIDAY, September 7, 2018
The SOURCE360 Conference and Festival (at BRIC Media Arts Center) features the following panels: Social Justice, Music, Technology and Making It in The Business and The Glam Panel. Friday Concert: “Unsigned Hype” and “Mic Check,” The Source’s music showcases for new and emerging artists.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
THE SOURCE360 FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY (at Rockwell Place between Fulton St. and Dekalb Ave.)– featuring artists and musical and dance performances from Brickhouse NYC’s X Factory (GenNex, Gen X, & GEN XS), Boxing, Step & Show from the Divine 9, KIDS360 activities, vendors, Live Dj’s, sports activities, virtual reality games, fashion show, and more. Saturday Concert: SOURCE360 Tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
To connect hip-hop culture, technology and education SOURCE360 will host its annual Youth Tech Hackathon. This activation gives students from grades 6-12 hands on training in digital, mobile technology and teaches them skills to create innovative solution.

LOCATIONS
Brooklyn Borough Hall, BRIC Media Arts Center, Rockwell Place (Between Fulton Street & Dekalb Ave.)

FOX FALL PRIMETIME LINEUP FEATURES NEW COMEDIES, HIGH DRAMA & MORE BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

“Rel” kicks the fall schedule off on Sept. 9, followed by fellow new comedies “Last Man Standing” and “The Cool Kids” on Sept. 28

Hit dramas “9-1-1,” “Empire,” “Star,” “Lethal Weapon” and “The Resident” will also return in September

Sun, Sept 9 @ 8pm

Fri, Sept. 28 @ 8:30pm

Wed, Sept. 26 @ 8pm

Wed, Sept. 26 @ 9pm

Tues, Sept. 25 @ 9pm

 

Sun, Sept. 23 after football

Fri, Sept. 28 @ 8pm

Mon, Sept. 24 @ 8pm

DEBUTING THIS FALL ON FOX…

REL
Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair. And not just any affair. An affair with Rel’s own barber. Quite easily the worst person for your wife to sleep with, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it’s even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, with the barbershop being one of the epicenters of neighborhood gossip, Rel finds his embarrassing business is known by everyone, including the Pastor (also played by Howery), before Rel can even process the emotions himself. Offering Rel support – that is, when they themselves aren’t butting heads – are Rel’s tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ‘N Out”), and his recently out-of-jail younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Wisdom of the Crowd”), as well as Rel’s prideful DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “The Sinbad Show,” “Jingle All The Way”), who perhaps has taken the barber news even harder than Rel. After his beloved kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He also jumps back into the dating pool – and often finds himself the victim of his own well-intentioned hubris. But, ever the optimist, he continues his search for love, respect…and a new barber.

THE COOL KIDS
From executive producer Charlie Day(“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (“The Carmichael Show,” “In Living Color”), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (“Veep”, “Roseanne”), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace,” “American Horror Story”) and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (“Mama’s Family,” “The Carol Burnett Show”), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose.HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three.But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.

LAST MAN STANDING
Multi-cam comedy LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, comes to FOX. A fan-favorite for six seasons, LAST MAN STANDING stars Allen as MIKE BAXTER, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series also stars Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson. “Last Man Standing” averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live + 7 ratings for the 2016-2017 season on ABC. It was the network’s second most-watched comedy, after “Modern Family.” Among the key Adults 18-49 demographic, the series averaged a 1.7/7. The series ranked as the No. 1 new program across all syndication when it debuted off-net during the 2016-2017 season.

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Method Man and “The Deuce” returns for second season Sept. 9

HBO DRAMA SERIES THE DEUCE,

CREATED BY GEORGE PELECANOS AND DAVID SIMON,

RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON SEPT. 9, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Chronicling the rise of pornography and the multibillion-dollar industry’s transformation of American culture, the critically acclaimed drama series THE DEUCE, created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, returns for its nine-episode second season SUNDAY, SEPT. 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Resuming five years after the culmination of the first season, THE DEUCE returns to the world of 1977, capturing the Times Square area of midtown New York at its most garish and volatile.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Amid a city that is as culturally dynamic as it is dystopic, the show finds its protagonists living at the apex of the Golden Age of Porn, when the dream of a mainstream X-rated film business is a suddenly a credible reality, and the culture of pornography and its blatant commodification of sex is finding increasing traction among more and more Americans.

Disco and punk are in full swing, and police corruption and political tolerance for New York’s midtown demimonde is at its height. And the Mafia, the early backer of pornography at the moment when courts declared for its legality, is now seemingly poised to reap great profits. A comparable – and, in some ways, more professional – porn industry is rising on the West Coast as well. But for now, New York is holding its own in a city flush with movies, music and art, as the drug-fueled party rages around the clock.

“This is the moment when it genuinely seemed for the first time that hardcore pornography was going to become mainstreamed into American culture and pysche,” says David Simon. “And in a very real sense that would happen to a profound degree, though not in the ways that our protagonists once imagined.”

Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, both veterans of the HBO series “The Wire” and “Treme,” THE DEUCE is executive produced by Pelecanos, Simon, Nina K. Noble and James Franco. The drama stars James Franco (Golden Globe winner for “The Disaster Artist”) as both Vincent Martino, a successful manager of several mob-backed nightspots, and his twin brother, Frankie Martino, whose own business ventures are more fraught, and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Oscar® nominee for “Crazy Heart” and Golden Globe nominee for season one of “The Deuce”) as Candy, now a rising director of ambitious porn films.

The returning cast also includes: Gary Carr (“Downton Abbey”) as C.C. and Gbenga Akinnagbe (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Larry Brown, both Eighth Avenue pimps coping with the changing realities of the sex trade; Margarita Levieva (“Revenge”) as Abigail “Abby” Parker, who brings her artistic and political sensibilities to the Hi-Hat bar while navigating life with Vincent; Dominique Fishback (HBO’s “Show Me a Hero”) as Darlene and Emily Meade (HBO’s “The Leftovers”) as Lori, prostitutes who gain some measure of independence as their film careers rise; Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire”) as NYPD detective Chris Alston; Chris Bauer (HBO’s “The Wire”) as massage parlor manager and Martino brother-in-law Bobby Dwyer; Michael Rispoli (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) as Mafia capo Rudy Pipilo; and Chris Coy (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”) as nightclub proprietor Paul Hendrickson.

Season two finds Luke Kirby (“Rectify”) joining the cast as a series regular as Gene Goldman, an incoming Koch administration official bent on reform, and Jamie Neumann (“The Looming Tower”) joining the cast as Ashley, a former sex worker turned activist. Guests include Zoe Kazan (“The Big Sick”), Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), Mustafa Shakir (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”), David Krumholtz (“Living Biblically”), Don Harvey (HBO’s “The Night Of”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“8 Mile”), Daniel Sauli (“House of Cards”) and Sepidah Moafi (“Falling Water”).

Season two writers include: David Simon (HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme”), George Pelecanos (HBO’s “The Wire” and “The Pacific”), Richard Price (HBO’s “The Night Of”), Anya Epstein (“The Affair,” HBO’s “In Treatment”), Carl Capotorto (HBO’s “Vinyl”), Megan Abbott (“Give Me Your Hand”), Stephani DeLuca, Will Ralston (HBO’s “Treme”) and Chris Yakaitis (HBO’s “Treme”).

Season two directors include: Alex Hall (HBO’s “Treme”), Steph Green (“The Americans”), Uta Briesewitz (“Orange Is the New Black,” HBO’s “Westworld”), Zetna Fuentes (“Jane the Virgin”), Susanna White (HBO’s “Generation Kill”), Tricia Brock (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “Younger”), Tanya Hamilton (“The Chi”) and Minkie Spiro (“Call the Midwife,” “Downton Abbey”).

In addition to “The Wire,” creators David Simon and George Pelecanos also collaborated on HBO’s New Orleans drama “Treme.” Simon is an author, journalist and producer whose other works for HBO include “The Corner,” “Generation Kill” and “Show Me a Hero.” Pelecanos is the author of 20 critically acclaimed novels, including “The Double” and “The Turnaround,” as well as a screenwriter and film producer, and served as a writer and co-producer on HBO’s “The Pacific.” His next novel, “The Man Who Came Uptown,” will be published Sept. 4.

THE DEUCE was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon; executive producers, George Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina K. Noble and James Franco; co-executive producer, Richard Price.

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SHOWTIME HIT DRAMA THE CHI UPS THREE TO SERIES REGULARS

Shamon Brown Jr., Barton Fitzpatrick And Michael Epps Promoted for Season Two

NEW YORK – July 23, 2018 – Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars for the highly anticipated second season of THE CHI. The hit SHOWTIME drama series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2019. THE CHI averaged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman season since BILLIONS in 2016.

In season one, viewers watched as best friends Kevin (series regular Alex Hibbert), Papa (Brown Jr.) and Jake (Epps) navigated the rocky terrain of teen life on the South Side in their journey to become young men. In addition to normal adolescent pitfalls (girls, school hierarchies, bullies), they were also exposed to some of the darker elements of inner-city life, at times by Jake’s older brother and guardian, Reg (Fitzpatrick). Kevin and Papa battled Reg’s influence over Jake, praying that their friend would maintain his innocence and avoid temptations. But whether the boys are able to shield Jake from Reg’s twisted lessons in street survival remains to be seen.

Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal) serves as executive producer and showrunner for season two. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Tiffany Boone (The Following), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down) and Armando Riesco (Bull). In addition to Waithe, Common and Floyd Davis, Aaron Kaplan (Santa Clarita Diet, Divorce) also serves as an executive producer, along with Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), who also directed the pilot episode, and Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. To learn more about THE CHI, visit SHO.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation using #TheChi.