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.
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.
THE ICONIC ENTERTAINER BECAME THE MOST AWARDED ARTIST IN THE CEREMONY’S HISTORY WITH HER WIN IN THE “BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC ALBUM” CATEGORY FOR ‘RENAISSANCE,’ PUTTING HER OVERALL TOTAL AT 32.
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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.
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.
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.