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'Jumping The Broom' Sequel Moving Forward?

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 10, 2014 4:40 PM
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We've learned that Jumping The Broom 2 is moving forward from Our Stories Films and TD Jakes Productions.

Review: BET Makes Its Dramatic Entry with the Fresh & Entertaining 'Being Mary Jane'

  • By Aramide A Tinubu
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  • January 8, 2014 11:32 AM
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Review: BET Makes Its Dramatic Entry with the Fresh & Entertaining 'Being Mary Jane'

Casting Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd Talks 'Black Nativity,' 'Fruitvale Station,' Writing Her Memoir, and More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 8, 2013 8:20 PM
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It's been over a year since casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd spoke with Shadow & Act about her career and projects, which at the time included work on Sparkle, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, and Sundance feature Filly Brown.

Solid Ratings Debut For BET's 'Being Mary Jane' - 4 Millions Viewers, Highest-Rating On Cable

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2013 7:22 PM
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It's been quite a week for the BET network, starting with Sunday night's record-breaking broadcast of its flagship awards show, BET Awards 13, (which drew 7.8 million viewers and set some social media records), and now with this news, which I've been waiting to receive all day...

Salim and Mara Brock Akil Will Tackle 'Abandonment Issues' With Paramount Pictures

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2012 3:36 PM
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And the beat doesn't stop for the husband/wife team Salim and Mara Brock Akil, who have made a deal with Paramount Pictures to write (Mara) and direct (Salim) a new project titled Abandonment Issues.

First-Look At Gabrielle Union As Mary Jane Paul In 'Being Mary Jane' + What To Expect

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 12:52 PM
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Here's hoping we get our first look at a trailer for the Akils Being Mary Jane BET Original Movie soon - before its Urbanworld Film Festival opening night debut would be nice!