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Three filmmakers have been selected to participate in the second annual HBOAccess Directing Fellowship, a program that provides a mentorship with an HBO creative executive and a $100,000 budget to shoot a short presentation for the premium network. The winners: Kate Marks, a Project Involve fellow at Film Independent; Pete Chatmon, whose debut feature Premium starred Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana and Hill Harper; and Kevin Lau, a recent fellow of the Sony Pictures… »
Nicki Micheaux (Lincoln Heights) and Dorian Missick (Southland) have booked recurring roles on TNT's upcoming drama series Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. It centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon… »
Uber drivers have become a part of our everyday reality. They’re almost always on time, have clean cars, bottles of water, and quick smiles. They see the best and worst of us- running into their cars following arguments, drunk after parties, happy after a first date. But they have lives too, and those lives are rarely seen by us, unless of course we care to know, and they care to tell. Coming off its premiere at SXSW this week, Matthew Cherry’s second feature film and the first to be shot entirely on the iPhone 6s, follows a black uber driver, played by Dorian Missick, who reflects on life and relationships on New Years Eve, as he picks up and drops off a number of passengers in Los »
- Nijla Mumin
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 5, 2016 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A multi-camera romantic comedy, this series revolves around a single mom named Zoe Moon (Brandy Norwood).
Zoe is recently divorced from famous boxer Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick) and feels like she’s finally ready to step out her ex-husband’s shadow and do things on her own terms. She also wants to show her eight-year-old son, Xavier (Jaylon Gordon), that anything is possible.Read More… »
Bet's new scripted series "Zoe Ever After" stars Brandy Norwood as on Zoe Moon (Norwood), a newly single mom stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (played by Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex, and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. Zoe is surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, including her smart and precocious eight-year-old son Xavier (Jaylon Gordon), her fashion-forward and fun assistant Valenté (Tory Devon Smith), her publicist and best friend Pearl (Haneefah Wood) and sexy contractor Miguel (Ignacio Serricchio). The project comes from »
Bet's new scripted series "Zoe Ever After" stars Brandy Norwood as on Zoe Moon (Norwood), a newly single mom stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (played by Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex, and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line. Zoe is surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, including her smart and precocious eight-year-old son Xavier (Jaylon Gordon), her fashion-forward and fun assistant Valenté (Tory Devon Smith), her publicist and best friend Pearl (Haneefah Wood) and sexy contractor Miguel (Ignacio Serricchio). The project comes from executive producers Debra Martin Chase, Danny Rose, Scooter Braun, and executive producer/writer Erica Montolfo-Bura. Brandy Norwood and Elaine Aronson also co-executive produce. It premieres tonight, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 10p/9c, on Bet. "Zoe Ever After" comes as Mara Brock Akil...
Here's a teaser trailer for Matthew A. Cherry's next feature film titled "Nine Rides," wrapped up principal photography in Los Angeles last month. Per a press release, the first feature film shot exclusively with the new iPhone 6s, "Nine Rides" is set in Los Angeles and stars Dorian Missick as an Uber driver who gets life changing news on New Year’s Eve, and the 9 different groups of people he gives rides to that night. It is “Dorian is a great actor who I’ve wanted to work with for awhile,” says director Matthew A. Cherry, “so it was a great to be able to finally collaborate with him on this project.” Joining Missick in the film's cast are Omar Dorsey, »
Brandy Norwood’s new Bet sitcom “Zoe Ever After” offers the modern take on a female role model: A newly single mom, lead character Zoe Moon is trying to be a good parent and start her life over as the head of a makeup company after she divorces (and steps out of the shadows of) her more famous husband, boxer Gemini Moon (Dorian Missick).
Norwood calls the project, which she co-exec producers, her “baby.” With executive producers Debra Martin Chase, Danny Rose, Scooter Braun, executive producer/writer Erica Montolfo-Bura and co-exec producer Elaine Aronson, “Zoe” has long been in development as its star continued her music and acting careers (she was a regular on Mara Brock Akil’s “The Game”). Ahead of its premiere at 10 p.m. on Jan. 5, Norwood talked to Variety about returning to comedies, casting diversity, co-parenting and the idea of starting your life over.
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- Whitney Friedlander
8 items from 2016
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