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Nicki Minaj’s ABC Family Series Casts Young Nicki

18 December 2015 2:58 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nicki Minaj has found the young actress to play herself in her upcoming ABC Family comedy, titled “Nicki.” The cable network — which will be Freeform when the series is on air — announced the full cast on Friday.

Ariana Neal will play the title character. Most recently, she played Kevin Hart’s daughter in “Get Hard,” the comedy with Will Ferrell. She also co-starred in “Fruitvale Station” with Michael B. Jordan and “Repentance” with Forest Whitaker. Coming up, she will appear in the ensemble film “Mother’s Day,” which includes an A-list cast of Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston.

Aside from Neal, model Selita Ebanks (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”) will play Grace, Minaj’s mother. Wesley Jonathan (“The Soul Man”) will play Vincent, Minaj’s father; and McCarrie McCausland (“Army Wives,” “The Originals”) will play Jaylen, Minaj’s older brother. Whoopi Goldberg will guest star as Nicki’s neighbor, Miss Martha. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Strikes Middle East Output Deal With Eagle

10 March 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has struck an output deal with Middle East based distributor Eagle Films.

The deal sees all films produced or co-produced by Codeblack distributed in the Middle East and North Africa, beginning with “Addicted,” based on the best selling book by Zane.

Formed in 2012 as the Lionsgate’s ‘next generation’ offshoot, Codeblack has activities which span movie production and distribution through to home entertainment, TV syndication and new channel monetization. Its previous releases include “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” and independent thriller “Repentance,” starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

Codeblack signed a previous output deal with Times Media Films, covering South Africa, in October 2014.

“Codeblack is expanding its footprint beyond the domestic marketplace,” said Jeff Clanagan, Founder, CEO and President of CodeBlack Entertainment. “We’re dedicated to providing international growth and visibility for our content partners and look forward to pursuing additional alliances with distributors in markets around the world. »

- Patrick Frater

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Now Streaming on Netflix Review: Psycho Thriller 'Repentance' Aims to Thrill But Underwhelms

28 January 2015 7:33 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Editor's Note: Previously titled "Vipaka," the film, which premiered at Slamdance 2013, was later picked up by Codeblack Films (via Lionsgate), retitled "Repentance," and released in theaters a year later (2014), is now streaming on Netflix, as of this week... Directed by French/Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Caland ("Boxing Helena"), the psychological thriller "Vipaka," which is set in New Orleans, take its title from a Buddhist term meaning Karma, a major theme in the film, which comes with a few thrills and a twist, but unfortunately fell short of our expectations. On one hand, it was wonderful to see black characters in »

- Shadow And Act

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