Tubi to Launch Four New Original Black Cinema Thrillers From Footage Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Tubi is set to launch four new original Black cinema thrillers from Footage Films: “The Assistant,” “Best Friend,” “You’re Not Alone” and “No Way Out.”

The four upcoming thrillers are directed by Christopher B. Stokes (“You Got Served,” “The Stepmother”) from scripts the filmmaker co-wrote with Marques Houston. Stokes and Houston also serve as executive producers on the films, with Footage Films president Juanita Stokes as producer. Tubi has previously worked with Footage Films on several original films, including “The Stepmother” and “The Stepmother 2.”

Per the logline, “The Assistant” follows doctor Raven Fields (Erica Mena) who “finds herself drowning in work and looks to hire an assistant to help with her day-to-day. Taking a chance on a young and cheery woman, Raven believes she’s found the perfect person until assistance turns into obsession, and she risks losing everything, including her life.” In addition to Mena, the film stars Parker McKenna Posey, Flex Alexander, Erica Hubbard, Ray Cunningham, Herb Kimble and Billi King. “The Assistant” premieres Jan. 20.

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Lance Reddick – The Yale graduate passed away on Friday, March 17, but left an indelible mark on the acting world.

The acting world and fans of Lance Reddick are in mourning on the heels of the 60-year-old actor’s death on March 17th. Reddick, who graduated from Yale, began his acting career in the early 1990s with a series of minor roles in film and television. He had guest spots on shows like New York Undercover and Law & Order and bit parts in movies such as The Siege and  Great Expectations. However, it wasn’t until 2002 that he landed his breakthrough role as Lt. Cedric Daniels on the HBO drama The Wire.


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We’re back at again with @tubi This time with an action thriller starring @officialmichaeljai and @luvpreciousway called #YoureNotAlone Streaming this Friday March 10th! 
Also starring @justin2sweat@iamerica_mena@earanequa@himynamesteee@robinnelee@itsjbabyxo@itsmikehill@vincentrivera888@directorbillieking@yissendytrinidad_official@jared.nc.phillips@willdearenas and @paullogan88
Produced By @iamjuanitastokes
Executive Produced by @keithsweat
Screenplay by @marqueshouston
Written and Directed by @chrisstokes1969

Get your popcorn 🍿 and get ready to be on the edge of your seats for this one! You don’t want to watch it alone. Tag who you want to watch it with and add #yourenotalonemovie

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Thank you to everyone involved in helping make our new movie #BestFriend#1 on @tubi!!! S/O to all the incredible people involved @serayah@marqueshoutson@blue_kimble@ashleymartelle@wesleyjonathan@stephs_music@tremaynenorris@itsmikehill
@earanequa@i.rich@harveywhite2 and everyone else involved not mentioned. You know who you are and this was possible because of the team.

We have so much more exciting projects on the way this year. Stay tuned 🍿 ❤️


Beyoncé Breaks Record For Most Grammy Wins Of All Time


Beyoncé has added another notch on her belt of accolades. At the 2023 Grammy Awards, she broke the record for most Grammy wins of all time for an individual artist with her win in the Best _______ category for

Prior to the live telecast, the Houston native already grabbed three awards – Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Be Alive,” Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul,” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa.” Before the ceremony began, the record for most Grammy wins was held by Georg Solti, who set this mark over 25 years ago when he earned the award for Best Opera Recording.

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The Assistant | Official Trailer | A Tubi Original

Successful doctor, Raven Fields, finds herself drowning in work and looks to hire an assistant to help with her day-to-day. Taking a chance on a young and cheery woman, Raven believes she’s found the perfect person until assistance turns into obsession, and she risks losing everything, including her life.

Streams Jan 20th only on TUBI

Pelé, Greatest Soccer Player of All Time Who Helped Make The Game A Global Staple, Dies At 82

The Brazilian footballer was a teenage phenom who rose to greatness during three consecutive World Cups had been fighting cancer.

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International soccer legend Pelé’ died  Thursday (Dec. 29), after a battle with cancer which he had suffered with since a Sept. 2021 diagnosis, CBS Sports reported. He was 82.

His daughter, Kely Cristina Nascimento, posted an Instagram message to his account confirming his passing.

She also posted an Instagram tribute to her father in Portuguese, saying: “Everything we are is because of you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace.”

Pelé was admitted to Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 29 to treat a respiratory infection and to decide on how to move forward with the chemotherapy treatment he had been receiving for the past year. But doctors said his cancer had progressed and he was also dealing with kidney and heart illnesses as well.

Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, and named “Player of the Century” by FIFA in 2000. (an honor he shared controversially with the late Argentinian soccer icon Diego Marodona), Pelé has remained one of the most recognizable athletes of the last several decades, representing the most popular spectator sport in the world.

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