Some TV news catch-up you should be aware...
First, Salim Akil will write, produce and direct
a docu-style comedy titled Mr. Director
, which will take audiences on a trip through "Black Hollywood
," with Akil himself starring, playing a version of himself, as he navigates the peaks and valleys of the Hollywood machine. I actually dig this idea. It could be fresh, instructive, informative and outright entertaining.
Second, Debra Martin Chase
, via her ABC Studios-based Martin Chase Productions, will executive produce
a Catherine The Great
mini-series, based on a best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Massie
, which will center on the Russian empress' rise to become the world's richest and most powerful woman of her time. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Michael Cristofer
will pen the script.
And finally, Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios has signed Divorce Court's Judge Mablean Ephriam
, to star in the a 5th court show for the company, titled Justice with Judge Mablean
, which joins Entertainment Studios’ already existing stable of 4 courtroom shows, including America’s Court with Judge Ross
, We the People with Gloria Allred
, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen
and Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez
. How many court shows does one entertainment company need to have in its library? They must be profitable. Cheap to make.
And now you know...