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Garcelle Beauvais, Terri Vaughn, Malinda Williams, Essence Atkins Booked For Roger Bobb Action Comedy 'Grown Girls Getaway'

Shadow and Act By Karen Marie Mason | Shadow and Act June 4, 2014 at 12:41PM

Garcelle Beauvais, Terri Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins will take part in a 'Grown Girls Getaway' In Trinidad & Tobago
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Roger Bobb is set to direct the female African American buddy action comedy, "Grown Girls Getaway" starring Garcelle Beauvais, Terri Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins in Trinidad and Tobago later this month. 

Garcelle Beauvais
Essence Atkins

The film centers around four long time bff’s who take a Caribbean bonding vacation only to be greeted with big fun and looming danger.

"Grown Girls Getaway" pairs Bobb with long time associate Angi Bones, Executive VP of Bobbcat Films.  Together Bobb and Bones have produced 11 box office hits and number of hit TV shows such as House of Payne, Meet the Browns and Rickey Smiley Show.

Described as a “Waiting to Exhale” meets “Hangover” , "Grown Girls Getaway" written by Cas Sigers is a co production between Bobb's BobbCat Films and Siger's and Vaugn's Nina Holiday Entertainment. Imagine Media International helmed by Lisa Wickham is the Trinidad and Tobago production company.  Wickham also serves as producer along with co-producers Valencia Hawkins and Sherrese Moise.

The film is facilitated by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company under the TTFC's rebate program.  “Trinidad had a very attractive film rebate program so my producers and I explored the possibilities and concluded it was a partnership filled with great promise”, according to Bobb whose family roots are in Guyana.

Terri Vaughn
Malinda Williams

According to the website the TTFC has recently enhanced it’s competitive rebate program with a view towards attracting International producers to Trinidad & Tobago. The production expenditure rebate program now provides cash rebates up to 50% for expenditures on  qualifying local labor and 35% on other local expenditures.

Roger’s BobbCat Films has been quite busy since helming a series of films and television shows under Tyler Perry Studios. In the works is a reality series for BET called Meet The Mann’s starring David and Tamela Mann about their life as “the first family of gospel”, a television film also on BET called” Let The Church Say Amen” which will air later this year and The Rickey Smiley sitcom on TV One continues to do very well.




Karen Marie Mason is a producer, location scout and music supervisor living in Atlanta.

This article is related to: Garcelle Beauvais, Roger Bobb, Essence Atkins, Malinda Williams


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