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Director Roger Melvin’s Family Film Double Feature to Debut on DVD

26 December 2013 10:25 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Director Roger Melvin’s family movies, ‘In Sickness and In Health’ and ‘To Love and To Cherish,’ are set to be released as a double feature on DVD. One Village Entertainment is set to release the two television family films, which both debuted last year, on home entertainment on January 7, 2014. The double feature, which stars Chico Benymon, Denise Boutte, Golden Brooks, Jennifer Freeman, Mel Jackson and Tommy Ford, will be available for $14.98. One Village Entertainment has released the following synopses for Melvin’s two films: ‘In Sickness and In Health’ tells the story of the young and gorgeous Faith who seems to have it all, including a fiancé who  [ Read More ]

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

30 October 2013 8:54 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Up TV network (formerly known as Gmc TV) presents the Up Original Movie, The Dempsey Sisters, which follows a family's dramatic pursuit of a musical dream, and stars Cymphonique Miller, Denyce Lawton, Teairra Mari, Mc Lyte, Valarie Pettiford, Antwon Tanner, Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell, Taj En'Phiniti and Dom Santana. Produced by Eric Tomosunas' Swirl Films, Roger Melvin directs from a screenplay by Siddeeqah Powell.  Here's a synopsis: Petite, take-charge, 27-year-old Deena Dempsey (Denyce Lawton) has been working unenthusiastically as a personal assistant for sophisticated, multi-millionaire socialite Olivia Norman (Lynn Whitfield). Recognizing that »

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

30 October 2013 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Up TV network (formerly known as Gmc TV) presents the Up Original Movie, The Dempsey Sisters, which follows a family's dramatic pursuit of a musical dream, and stars Cymphonique Miller, Denyce Lawton, Teairra Mari, Mc Lyte, Valarie Pettiford, Antwon Tanner, Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell, Taj En'Phiniti and Dom Santana. Produced by Eric Tomosunas' Swirl Films, Roger Melvin directs from a screenplay by Siddeeqah Powell.  Here's a synopsis: Petite, take-charge, 27-year-old Deena Dempsey (Denyce Lawton) has been working unenthusiastically as a personal assistant for sophisticated, multi-millionaire socialite Olivia Norman (Lynn Whitfield). Recognizing that Deena's heart just isn't in the job, Olivia decides it's time to push the little birdie out of the nest and lets her go. Understandably upset, Deena turns for comfort to her middle sister Sheena (Teairra Mari), an endlessly practical, 25-year old massage therapist, and younger sister Tina...

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Discover if Happiness Can Survive For Richer or Poorer on DVD

11 July 2013 8:19 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Discover if marital happiness can survive ‘For Richer or Poorer’ with the comedy-drama’s new home release. Image Entertainment released director Roger Melvin’s urban romance on DVD, which is retailing for $14.98, and Digital Download. The film stars ‘The Family That Preys’ actor Rockmond Dunbar and two-time Grammy Awarad-winning R&B singer LeToya Luckett, who has made a name for herself in the acting world on the HBO drama series ‘Treme.’ ‘For Richer or Poorer’ also stars Angell Conwell, Chris Spencer, Buddy Lewis, Clifton Powell, Karen Clark Sheard and Kent Fields. The comedy-drama is the 2013: Winner, Dove Approved, Five Out of Five Doves, The Dove Foundation. Image Entertainment has released the  [ Read More ]

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Isaiah Washington & Terri J. Vaughn Are Sidney & Juanita Poitier In Hollywood Blacklist Project

24 January 2013 7:55 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

An upcoming short film to watch for titled Not For Sale, from the director and writing team of Roger Melvin and Haran Jackson, which is inspired by an excerpt from Sidney Poitier's autobiography The Measure of a Man. Set in the early 1950's, the film is centered around the infamous "Hollywood Blacklist" - the infamous list of entertainers who were singled out and blacklisted for their political leanings and associations (specifically the Communist Party), whether they were proven or just suspected. The movement damaged careers and friendships, and promoted ideological censorship across the entire industry. Poitier himself did have his brush with »

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