Footage Films 2023 Recap

What an amazing 2023 we had here with our family/partner at @tubi 

Thank you to all the fans, actors and actresses, crew, make up artist, staging, wardrobe, food caterers, styliest and everyone else who helped us make all 11 movies this year. We are very humbled and grateful for having 11 number 1 movies on @tubi. We look forward to continuing to entertain you all 2024! We have an amazing and exciting line up of movies dropping all year 2024! Stay tuned🍿 All movies available now for free streaming on @tubi

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I Hate You To Death – Now Steaming

We had a goal of aiming for the number 1 & 2 spot simultaneously on @tubi . Mission accomplished! 🚀 Thank you so much to all the movie supporters, crew & actors/actress that made this possible! Such a big accomplishment for us!! #grateful #AnotherFootageFilmsHit

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@dannyjay27 @asiaholiday_ @ericapinkett & @therealjadahblue
Styled by: @earanequa
Produced by @marqueshouston @iamjuanitastokes Written and Directed by @chrisstokes1969
#MakeItATubiNight #AnotherFootageFilmsHit

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Funtimes

So grateful and thankful for my life and what God has done for me. And all the 100’s and 100’s of people I had the pleasure of giving jobs and opportunities to. Never give up on anything you believe in. 🙏🏾👊🏾👊🏾❤️ @chrisstokes1969 #chrisstokes

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Lizzo To Receive the 2023 Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award

August 11 marked a momentous occasion in music history as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc‘s mixing at his baby sister’s back-to-school party ignited a cultural revolution that would reshape music as we know it. As we commemorate this milestone, we honor the pioneers, artists, and communities that have propelled hip-hop into a global phenomenon. Happy 50th birthday to hip hop!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Lizzo performs during Governors Ball Music Festival 2023 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 09, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)

Most recently, she pledged a $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood and the National Network of Abortion Funds in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby ending women’s right to access abortion.

“The Black Music Action Coalition is proud to honor Lizzo and Sylvia Rhone at this year’s gala as they join a group of trailblazers who have made immense impact within the music industry and beyond,” said BMAC co-founder Willie “Prophet” Stiggers. “We applaud their dedication to pushing boundaries, amplifying Black voices, and crashing through those glass ceilings, creating space for Black women.”

Lizzo joins Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone, who is also set to be honored at the event with the BMAC Clarence Avant Trailblazer Award.

The “About Damn Time” singer’s recognition arrives amidst ongoing legal battles. Alongside her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc., and dance team captain Shirlene Quigley, the Grammy Award-winner faces allegations from several former dancers who claim that she fostered a toxic work environment.

The former employees maintain that they were subjected to religious and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment.

Lizzo has denied the accusations, and lawyers for the singer have since announced that “Lizzo intends to sue for malicious prosecution after she prevails and these specious claims are dismissed.”

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Hip Hop Is Officially 50

August 11 marked a momentous occasion in music history as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc‘s mixing at his baby sister’s back-to-school party ignited a cultural revolution that would reshape music as we know it. As we commemorate this milestone, we honor the pioneers, artists, and communities that have propelled hip-hop into a global phenomenon. Happy 50th birthday to hip hop!

What a week it has been! From honoring the memory of O’Shae Sibley to endless attacks on democracy in states like Florida, it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on the events that are moving our community towards positive results. This week, we are celebrating hip hop, Black women making power moves, the legacy of Whitney Houston, and babies, babies, and more babies! Whether it’s arts, culture, justice, or beyond, we’ve got you covered in “This Week in Good Black News.”

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Erica Mena Receives Praise For Role In Tubi’s Thriller Film ‘The Stepmother 3’

Reality TV star turned actress Erica Mena is garnering praise for her riveting portrayal of Elizabeth Carter in The Stepmother 3. 

In the third installment of the Tubi thriller, Mena steps up Carter’s craziness to a whole new level.  The deranged killer takes on a slew of different identities as she desperately searches for the “perfect family,” according to Cassius. But Carter’s dangerous past catches up to her when she tries to plot revenge on her first true love, Eddie, played by singer and actor Marques Houston.

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Tina Turner dies at 83

On the sad day of May 24, 2023, the world bid farewell to an extraordinary musical icon, Tina Turner, who passed away at the age of 83. Tina Turner’s unparalleled talent, resilience, and empowering spirit have left an indelible mark on the music industry and inspired countless generations. In this blog article, we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Tina Turner, celebrating her remarkable journey from adversity to triumph and her everlasting impact on music and culture.

I. Early Life and Challenges: Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, faced numerous challenges from an early age. Growing up in a racially segregated era, she experienced poverty, domestic abuse, and personal struggles. However, her love for music and a burning desire to escape her circumstances became the driving force that propelled her forward.

II. The Rise to Stardom: Tina’s talent was discovered by Ike Turner, who recognized her powerful voice and stage presence. They formed the iconic duo “Ike & Tina Turner Revue” and achieved immense success with hits like “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” Tina’s electrifying performances and unique blend of rock, soul, and rhythm and blues captivated audiences worldwide.

III. Solo Success and Reinvention: After separating from Ike Turner and enduring a tumultuous divorce, Tina embarked on a solo career that showcased her remarkable resilience and determination. Her album “Private Dancer” (1984) marked a turning point, propelling her to new heights of success with chart-topping hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “Private Dancer.” Tina Turner became a symbol of female empowerment, proving that it’s never too late to reinvent oneself.

IV. Beyond Music: Acting and Autobiography: Tina’s talents extended beyond the realm of music. She made her mark as an actress, notably with her role in the biographical film “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (1993), based on her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner. Her powerful portrayal earned her critical acclaim and a nomination for an Academy Award. Tina also penned her autobiography, “I, Tina” (1986), which became a bestseller and shed light on her personal struggles.

V. Legacy and Cultural Impact: Tina Turner’s influence on music and popular culture is immeasurable. Her powerful voice, energetic performances, and undeniable stage presence continue to inspire artists across genres. From her electrifying live performances to her iconic fashion choices, Tina captivated audiences with her authentic and empowering persona. Her music transcended boundaries and brought people together, becoming a timeless soundtrack for generations.

VI. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Often referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Tina Turner broke barriers and shattered stereotypes throughout her career. She carved a path for future female artists, proving that talent and determination could overcome any obstacle. Her signature anthem, “Simply the Best,” became an anthem of self-belief and resilience, reminding us all to strive for greatness.

Tina Turner’s passing leaves a void in the music world, but her spirit and legacy will continue to resonate for years to come. Her journey from adversity to triumph, her empowering presence, and her unwavering talent have left an indelible mark on music and culture. Tina Turner will forever be remembered as a trailblazing icon and an inspiration to countless artists and fans around the globe. As we celebrate her life, let us cherish her music and the enduring legacy she leaves behind.

ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS – MARCH 21: Tina Turner performs on stage at the Gelredome on March 21st, 2009 in Arnhem, Netherlands. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
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