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Trailer: 'The Dempsey Sisters' Stars Cymphonique Miller, Denyce Lawton, Lynn Whitfield, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 30, 2013 11:54 AM
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Trailer: 'The Dempsey Sisters' Stars Cymphonique Miller, Denyce Lawton, Lynn Whitfield, More...

Producer Datari Turner Says Audiences Will Be 'Pleasantly Surprised' By 'Lap Dance' + New Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2013 1:48 PM
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"I think people would agree that I have pretty good taste and a strong track record in recent years with the indie films I've chosen to make. I believe "Lap Dance" is the greatest film ever made about the life of a stripper. People will be very entertained and pleasantly surprised."Words from producer Datari Turner about one of a few upcoming films on his slate - Lap Dance.As I recall, when Vanessa posted a first clip from the film, in the spring of this year, your reactions were mostly negative, and I'd say that Datari's comment above were to address your concerns - as well as those on any other site that shared the clip.Recapping Vanessa's post... described as a modern-day Indecent Proposal, Lap Dance revolves around Monica (Ali Cobrin), an aspiring actress who "makes a pact with her fiance to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer-stricken father." The film, which screened this summer at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, is directed by Gregory Carter, from a script by both Carter and Datari Turner, who also produced via his Datari Turner Productions, along with Gordon Bijelonic-Datari Turner Films and Imprint Entertainment.The film's ensemble cast list includes: Mariel Hemingway, James Remar, Lynn Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Carmen Electra, Lisa Raye, Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Nia Peoples, Datari Turner, Omar Gooding, Keith Robinson, Lew Temple, Stacey Dash, Obba Babatunde, Quinton Aaron, K.D. Aubert, Christian Keyes, Wesley Jonathan, Terrell "T.O." Owens, Ron Jeremy, and Dennis White.By the way, also on Turner's upcoming slate is a Garcelle Beauvais-starrer titled Loose - described as a coming-of-age drama, that Ty Hodges is directing, with Meagan Good also producing, and Dan Garcia exec producing.Loose follows Grace, a young girl from a small town trying to figure out her purpose in life.

Lynn Whitfield, Rockmond Dunbar Currently Shooting Supremacy Films' drama 'Curveball'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2013 1:34 PM
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Lynn Whitfield and Rockmond Dunbar are starring in Supremacy Films drama titled Curveball.

TV One Announces New Docu-series 'Fatal Attraction' Hosted By Lynn Whitfield

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 13, 2013 10:35 AM
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When something works, why change it. These so-called docu-series have been TV One's most successful in recent years, from Unsung, to Find Our Missing, so it should be no surprise that they continue to add to their docu-series library.

Flashback To 1996: 'A Thin Line Between Love & Hate' (Martin Lawrence's Magnum Opus?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2013 6:19 PM
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Has Martin Lawrence given us his best work yet? The 47-year old has more than 25 films on his resume; but I'm not concerned with all 25, instead those few films in which Lawrence STARS, and that depend almost entirely on the success of his performance. So, films like the Bad Boys franchise don't count, because he's partnered up with an even bigger star in Will Smith, in films directed by a mega director/producer in Michael Bay, also a star in his own right.

Trailer For Faith-Driven Indie Drama 'King's Faith' (Co-Starring Lynn Whitfield, James McDaniel)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2012 11:50 AM
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Here's the first trailer for King's Faith, directed by Nicholas DiBella, and produced by Mark Costello and Marc Wax.

Exclusive Clip From 'Battlefield America' w/ Marques Houston, Lynn Whitfield (On DVD/Blu-ray 9/18)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2012 5:26 PM
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After a theatrical run that began in June, Battlefield America is now heading to home video - DVD, Blu-ray, VOD - via ARC Entertainment.