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Reel Talk June 13
By Shonassee Shaver
Published June 13, 2013



Comedian/ actor, Mike will be appearing at the BET Experience Friday June 28 at Club Nokia.

The former hilarious character ‘Day Day’ from the Next Friday film has proven that he has staying power to be a one-man show. His round the way characters has garnered him mountains of attention. He  captivates an audience like few can and als has an immense following to boot.

With film credits from Jumping the Broom, Sparkle and The Hang Over III, we know that he is not going anywhere anytime soon.  No surprise to why BET has selected Epps to headline of the BET Experience.

Mike Epps is no stranger to working with Black Entertainment network (BET). He recently hosted the BET Hip Hop awards 2012.  He has all that crazy hype and is grandiose and provocative.

I am sure it will be a fun night and raunchy night and Epps will not disappoint.



Funnyman, Cedric the Entertainer will be “TURNT UP” at the BET Experience Saturday June 29 at Club Nokia bringing his old school charm and comedian witt and he will be in full effect.

The comedian /actor is use to being a front-liner for big-time award shows. Being one of The Original Kings Comedy he cultivated his own unique comedy brand that has sustaining laughter.  As a member the elite union of comics (D.L Hugely, Steve Harvey and Bernie Mac), Cedric is among one of the all time greats on stage.

He has also been pretty good on the silver screen as well, churning out one dominant performance after another. Then there was his  lead role along side longtime friend and fellow comedian, Steve Harvey on The Steve Harvey Show. As great is that show is, which is now in syndication on BET. Lets not forget The Johnson Family Vacation where they both co-starred as opposing brothers.

Known as a lovable teddy bear, audiences simply fall in love with him if not for the first time then certainly not for the last.

Other diverse credits include all three ‘Madagascar Prequels’, ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’, ‘Barbershop’ and ‘Larry Crowne’.

More recently, he put the soul back in ‘Soul Man’, the hit TV show on TV Land.  He plays a former R&B singer, now a preacher with a family. It’s a great show. Cedric’s character, “Boyce the Voice” helps bridge the gap between religion and secular music in the show.  He, of course, brings himself to the character, charismatic and hilariously funny.  “ He’s the best TV husband to have” said actor and cast mate Nicey Nash.

I’m sure he will turn it up at the BET Experience like he has done with his film career.

Denzel Washington

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in “2 Guns”, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.

For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they both been tasked to take down.

When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way. 

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Saatchi & Saatchi and Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) will be honored at the 2013 ADCOLOR Awards, receiving the prestigious Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) award. The honorees for the 2013 ADCOLOR Awards were announced during ADCOLOR Live! 2013.

“We are honored to be recognized by ADCOLOR.  Our partnership with the festival is a passion and a privilege. As creative people and producers we are always prospecting for that gem; that nugget of directorial talent which might bring a unique point of view to the party… It connects us to a reserve of amazing directorial talent. We have only scratched the surface in that regard and we look forward to taking our partnership to new heights,” says Sheldon Levy, Executive VP /Executive Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi, NY.

“Floyd and I are extremely grateful for this wonderful, prestigious honor. A big “Thank You” to Saatchi & Saatchi for nominating us, and ADCOLOR for honoring us. We are humbled and will continue to do our part to make sure our voices are heard in cinema,” states Stephanie Rance, co-founder of the film festival.

The ADCOLOR Awards will take place on September 21st at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. 

The Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is August 6 – August 10, 2013.  The festival showcases the works of independent and established African-American filmmakers and is designed to provide an upscale platform dedicated to showcasing and honoring emerging filmmakers in a relaxed environment. Now in it’s 11th year, the MVAAFF is an emerging, sophisticated event on the radar of many entertainment executives and industry tastemakers.


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