Footage Films Making Waves

Take note, as Footage Films continues to make waves in the film industry. Founded by the dynamic duo of industry veterans Chairman Chris Stokes & CEO Marques Houston alongside Co-Chairman and President of Production Juanita Stokes are on a hot streak. 

Chris B. Stokes

Footage Films is quickly becoming a household name for delivering high-quality, innovative, and captivating films. Both Chris & Marques are talented writers and have written and produced numerous top streamed movies on a variety of streaming platforms that include Netflix, Hulu, BET, BET+ & Tubi. Their combined passion for movies, along with their industry expertise, led them to scale Footage Films at a rapid rate.

Marques Houston

With 26 movies under the Footage Films imprint the company has made significant strides in the industry, producing critically acclaimed movies that have garnered rave reviews and numerous recognitions. With a focus on telling compelling stories that resonate with audiences, Footage has created a unique niche for themselves in the market.

Juanita Stokes

One of the company’s more successful movies, “The Stepmother,” tells the story of a manipulative psychopath women by the name of Elizabeth who targets single men to wrap around her fingers. The roller coaster ride and success of part 1 moved Tubi to request a part 2. Part 2 was so successful as well they have closed a deal for part 3 after fans couldn’t get enough of The Stepmother. The trilogy is Footages first and has received numerous accolades and while being a hit with both audiences and critics. 

Footage has quickly become a go-to production company for studios and investors alike, thanks to their track record of producing successful movies. Their commitment to excellence and innovation has earned them a reputation for being one of the most dynamic and exciting movie production companies in the industry.

Looking towards the future, Footage Films has a busy year with multiple exciting projects in the pipeline. With their finger on the pulse of what audiences want to see, it’s safe to say that we can expect more groundbreaking movies from this fast-emerging production company in the years to come.

In conclusion, Footage Films is making a significant impact in the industry. Their passion, talent, and commitment to excellence are evident in their work, and their success is well deserved. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!

Lachlan Murdoch Turned Down $2 Billion for Fox’s Streaming Service

  • Some 61 million viewers a month now go online to watch
  • Warner Bros., Netflix are eyeing the free business model

Lachlan Murdoch Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Fox Corp. has turned down unsolicited offers of more than $2 billion for its Tubi streaming service, over four times what the company paid for the business, according to people familiar with the overtures. 

Lachlan Murdoch, who runs Fox, wants to keep the fast-growing business, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. Fox bought Tubi for $440 million in 2020.

While the streaming wars waged by Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime grab the attention of media investors, it’s free online TV that’s pulling in the new viewers these days. Tubi, the ad-supported service that features everything from episodes of the Fox hit The Masked Singer to the gossip site TMZ’s latest take on Harry and Meghan, is now one of the fastest-growing pieces of the Murdoch family’s media empire. 

By : Christopher Palmeri via Bloomberg

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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 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

@footagefilmsstudios –

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
@dangerookipawaa@iamjuanitastokes@chrisstokes1969@iammiyahouston 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.

Read full article via Essence – By Okla Jones

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

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