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TV One Presents Love Under New Management, The Miki Howard Story


Sylvia Rhone, Miki Howard, Teyonah Parris, Darrius McCrary for the Miki Howard Story movie.

On Tuesday, June 7th at the AMC Empire 25, located on 42nd Street, there was a reception, red carpet and advance screening of the TV One original movie of “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story.”

This film is the first “Unsung” movie produced by TV One. Miki Howard has been one of the artists to have been a featured on the groundbreaking music docuseries. Now as a result of the high ratings and success of her particular story, the TV One series “Unsung decided to take a step further and make a movie.”

The Miki Howard Story follows the life and times of powerhouse R&B vocalist Miki Howard will see the light of day in June via a television biopic, tentatively titled ‘Unsung: The Miki Howard Story.” For the TV film, ‘Chi-Raq’ star Teyonah Parris stars as the tortured songstress and ‘Family Matters’ alum Darius McCrary plays her lover/musical collaborator Gerald LeVert.

The story follows rise and fall of this talented singer, dealing with her turbulent relationship with her mother as well as her love relationships throughout her career. Howard might be seen as brave to reveal such intimate details of her life. Not only does the movie showcase Howard’s experience with domestic violence, but it also chronicles her fall and descent into using drugs.

After the screening Miki Howard herself, and the stars of the movie were on hand for a Q&A panel. Howard even showed she still had superb vocal ability when she serenaded the audience which was definitely a treat.

The Miki Howard story is set to air on TV One on Sunday, June 12, 2016. For more information visit their website and for more information on Miki Howard, visit her website.

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KEANU’ Screening Hosted by VIBE – Thurs, April 28, 2016 in New York City

ab5e913ea252bc60bd4eb4fa510cbda4On Thursday, April 28, 2016, various New York influencers flocked to AMC 19th Street to enjoy a special screening of the new film KEANU hosted by VIBE Magazine. The screening kicked off with an introduction from VIBE editor Mike Yi followed by a night of raucous laughter, as guests enjoyed the film starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man,Tiffany Haddish, Jason Mitchell, Will Forte and Luis Guzman.

The movie is the first for the two comedians and is a feature for full of laughs that viewers will enjoy. Members of the press and other notables were a part of the audience to be some of the first to check out the film.

Special attendees included Raven Symone (The View), Yandy Smith (Love & Hip Hop NY), BBOD’s Moe (Love & Hip Hop NY), Dutchess (Black Ink Crew), Puma (Black Ink Crew), Monifah (R&BDivas Atlanta), and Terez Thorpe (R&B Divas Atlanta). KEANU is currently in theaters!
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The Haitian Polo Documentary Screening on April 11, 2016

41688219baa419e23017dac81feca8ccHip Hop culture in New York City has affected many generations of youth. From the beginning of rap music mixed with fashion, the urban culture has always been very creative in taking mainstream styles of clothing and somehow making it their own.

On Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Tribeca Screening Room, filmmaker DJ Scripz held a press screening for this film entitled The Haitian Polo documentary. The Haitian Polo documentary covers the cross of hip hop culture and fashion so perfectly. In addition, this is a documentary film base on the young Haitian immigrants and their experience in Brooklyn, New York during the 80’s and 90’s. The story covers their unique experience in regards to acculturating and assimilating into the mainstream culture. This also shows how passionate some of the Haitian youth were with the Polo brand specifically.

Within the film, there are interviews featuring Thirstin Howl The 3rd known to many as the Original Lo-Life Founder and Hip Hop Artist, Sadat X From 90’s Hip Hop Group Brand Nubian, and Moses “Rafe” Vernau of the hit web series Money & Violence!!

The film is presented by Director Dj_Scripz, and Cubed Effect, LLC as Producer. The director DJ Scripz also serves as the narrator for the documentary. The film offers and unique flavor of hip hop nostalgia as well as a new perspective on what it was to be Haitian in the United States during this time in history. The film is both stimulating and informative and can offer a great education for all people.

For more information on the documentary, follow the story on social media . Follow the movement on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg square off to show who’s the best dad


Photo used with permission from Paramount Pictures

What do you get when you put funny man Will Ferrell and well- known dramatic actor Mark Wahlberg together? If you guessed a seriously fun family movie, then you would be correct. The two actors star in the movie Daddy’s Home

DADDY’S HOME” is the story of a mild-mannered radio executive played by Will Ferrell who strives to become the best stepdad to his new wife’s two children. As the children’s Each day he attempts to get closer to them and begins to feel things finally working, when complications arise with the arrival of the kids normally absent real father. Mark Wahlberg plays a freewheeling and freeloading character who has a hidden agenda to get back into the family he left.

Although it has been a while since Wahlberg’s character has seen his kids, it appears he has had a sudden change of heart and wants to do all he can to make things right or has he? Is he there for the good of all or is he back to his old tricks and simply up to no good. His presence somehow interferes with his ex-wife’s current family life, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids against their stepdad.

This film is funny and will resonate with all families, but especially blended families as the natural father and stepfather each try to come together to have family harmony within the household. Kids and parents will enjoy the journey and definitely identify with the trials and tribulations of having a dysfunctional family.

DADDY’S HOME opens nationwide on December 25!! This is the perfect movie to go and see and sure to be a story for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit: www.daddyshomemovie.com.

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