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Terri Woods New York Times bestselling novel “True to the Game” is hitting the big screen with iconic stars Vivica Fox and Columbus Short bringing the story to life with the help of music mogul Manny Halley. The story is an urban tale about love and making it big in New York City. Summer 2017 is all about the big movies and “True to the Game” is going to be one of the big films of this season.

True to the Game represents life on the streets, where it’s true that there’s no way out once you’re in, and everyone stays in forever. It’s the late 1980s, and Gena played by newcomer Erica Peeples finds herself in true-blue love with Quadir played by Columbus Short, a millionaire associated with the cartel. Quadir is faced with combating the art of extortion and interception masterminded by the notorious Junior Mafia, which reigns from the inner-city streets of Philadelphia. Both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught up in the vicious yet seductive world of drugs and money, only to find that success in this game is no easy win. True to the Game represents life on the streets and is like no other story of its time. The ensemble includes Vivica A. Fox as Shoog and Draya Michele as Cherelle.

This Film is directed by Preston Whitmore from (This Christmas) and costars includes Andra Fuller, Starletta Dupios, Nelsan Ellis, and Jennifer Freeman.

The screenplay was written by Nia Hill (“Colored My Mind: The Diagnosis”)

Manny Halley had the following to say about “True to the Game”, True To the Game’ is a pioneering work that have solidified its place in the history books. Fans worldwide have been awaiting the creation of films for both books for a very long time, and we’re thrilled to bring them to life… To date, both novels have sold millions worldwide, and the timeless stories are very relevant still today.”

We are looking forward to checking it out. Be sure to save the date September 8, 2017.

Get On Up With The Godfather of Soul!

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a private screening of “Get On Up.” All I can say is WOW! Chadwick Boseman’s performance as James Brown was one that deserved a standing ovation. A star-filled cast that was able to come together and deliver the story of the “Godfather of Soul.” READ MORE

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Universal Pictures’ held the official press conference for James Brown biopic GET ON UP this past week in New York City. Chadwick Boseman the guy who plays James Brown talks openly about the role and Jill Scott shares her memories of the God Father of Soul.

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Oprah Winfrey stays busy. How does she do it all? She is the head of her OWN which is AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!

She has a new film coming out with Forest Whitaker called “The Butler“.

She is on the cover of Essence Magazine June 2013 issue with her 2nd BFF Tyler Perry.

O stays #WINNING!

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