March 3rd, 2012
The 2012 Eye on Black (EOB) saluted to Black Film makers at the Park Plaza Hotel, downtown Los Angeles recently. The Eye on Black: Salute to Directors recognizes influential African Americans who are responsible for shaping the black experience through film. This year’s host was Brandon T. Jackson with honorees Debbie Allen, Martin Lawrence, Haile Gerima, and Chris Robinson. EOB’s Spotlight Directors were Bill Duke and Ava DuVernay and presenters included Tim Allen, Luke Wilson, Khalil Kain, Tatyana Ali, Evan Ross, Kimberly Elise and Nia Long.
Eye on Black Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts. The Eye on Black salute specifically highlights the theatrics contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. http://www.EyeOnBlack.com
March 3rd, 2012
Born and raised in upstate Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Che has made tremendous strides from his first externship program from the Culinary Institute of America at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to graduating top of his class then going on to work at distinguished restaurants such as: Pacific Time & The Shore Club in South Beach Miami, FL, Le Soir in Boston, MA , Chelsea 24 Restaurant Cafeteria and China Grill in NYC, where he served as a line cook all the way to Sous Chef in these establishments, he knew the sky was the limit.
Being part of the crew on Bravo TV’s new hit reality show Chef Roble & Co. viewers can see all sides Che Gravy has to offer from being The Sauce Boss to the innovative comedian in the kitchen that keeps everyone smiling and coming back for more. You can see Chef Che Gravy on BravoTV.com.
March 3rd, 2012
Rhonda is no stranger to the stage or film. To say she is the an actor’s chameleon is an understatement! Rhonda puts everything she has into each and every role. She is certain not to disappoint.
Most recently Rhonda starred in the stage-play Sunday Mourning followed by Love’s Holiday. She’s the very sassy Jordan Miles in the upcoming Pilot Circle of Friends starring Christian Keyes, Vincent M. Ward, Juliannah Richmond, Kimberli Russell, Leilani Marie Smith & more, with casting director Keisha Richardson.
You will see so much more from this extremely talented young lady. Stay tuned as Quantum PR announces what’s next for Rhonda Morman!
March 3rd, 2012
Women of Vision Alliance (WOVA) is a non-profit organization which provides a forum for women to come together. In essence, it will allow for the diversity of our creativity to open hearts and minds, and to help build a stronger sisterhood. WOVA seeks to nourish our spiritual and physical being while cultivating positive and motivational activities that will encourage us to share our gifts and talents with one another and the community at large. WOVA strives for the empowerment of self-confidence, self-assurance, peace and wellness of all women. Catch the Vision! WOVA Lounge is an extension of the same vision. It is a 30 minute radio talk show hosted by Kimberli Russell and Juliannah Richmond. They interview incredible guests; a host of celebrities. But the ladies also interview women who have done amazing things within their community. WOVA Lounge created a network of women who will share their gifts and talents. We are looking to have you stop by the Lounge and join us! Everyone is welcome with the sisters; women AND men.
October 13th, 2011
Dark Girls, an emotional expose’ co-directed by (l-r) D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke (Duke Media) recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The two took a candid look at everyday America in an effort to speak with women of the darkest hues to address a long lived issue in many communities. This heart felt project has been two years in the making an made its way to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Question was asked by a dark skinned woman “Has anything really changed since the days of American slavery when dark-skinned Blacks were made to suffer even greater indignities than their lighter skinned counterparts?”
Berry states of the film’s origin, when Bill called me with the idea of a documentary about dark-skinned women, I was in right away. Being a dark-skinned Black man, like Bill, I have gone through similar traumas. Being separated and discriminated against by our own people. It stifles your self-esteem. Bill and I shared our similar experiences and immediately understood that we knew the best way to approach this.
October 13th, 2011
(L-R: Leilani Marie Smith, Kimberli Russell, Juliannah Richmond & Rhonda Morman)
Pictured here are the leading ladies from the new upcoming television series Circle of Friends as they walk the red carpet during the most recent Merge Summit L.A. 2011. They were interviewed by four-time Emmy Award Winning host Eric Chambers from The Word Network’s Jazzspel with Eric J.
To see more of the cast of Circle of Friends created by Bernadette Holder and Casted by KRich Casting (Keisha Richardson), go to the Facebook Page. Be sure to “Like” us before you leave. We appreciate your support!
Circle of friends takes you inside the lives of four girlfriends and their relationships, careers, families, the highs, the lows, the good, the bad & the ugly! Everything they encounter in life-pain, joy, laughter and tears. The love within their close knit circle is what gets them through. As much as they love their families there is NOTHING that can replace the bond they share.
July 21st, 2010
Humor Mill reports comedian Kevin Hart, (who they predicted at the end of last year, The 2009 Comedian of the Year) has now been officially crowned the new King of the comedy world.
The statistics were released yesterday of Kevin Hart’s new DVD titled Seriously Funny, and they are really no joke.
Humor Mill Magazine states “Kevin Hart is quickly on pace to eclipse Katt Williams as the #1 selling comedy DVD on the market, with some serious numbers released today.” They are:
The # 1 show to debut on Comedy Central this year
The #1 show to debut on cable broadcast this year
The #1 audio play on iTunes this year
The # 1 comedy DVD on Amazon.com and #81 overall of their entire library.
The # 1 selling DVD on Walmart.com and Bestbuy.com
Congratulations to Kevin Hart and to Codeblack Entertainment, Hartbeat Productions and everyone else involved on this monumental accomplishment in the comedy world, and we are pretty sure that you will be seeing a Kevin Hart comedy tour real soon – in much bigger venues.