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DGM Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick Off Party


DGM is starting off the summer with a bang with their Memorial Day Celebration at the Rolling Stone! Join us  for an evening amongst Hollywood’s elite, as we keep it sexy and toast in the summer! Hosted by DGM’s own, actor Brooklyn McLinn  and sponsored by NBA’s official champagne  Les Jeux.  To RSVP email info@desmarieguytonmgmt.com. 

 

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DGM’s own Brooklyn McLinn speaks the new McDonald’s chiller talk


Brooklyn McLinn, DGM’s newest addition to their company’s roster talks ” Chiller,” promoting McDonald’s New MacCafe Cherry Berry Chiller.

Born and raised in Inglewood, CA, Brooklyn McLinn has always had a skill for entertaining at an early age, whether acting, performing or exhibiting his athletic ability he was able to captivate audiences.  His credits consist of a Guest Star on “Justified” starring Tim Olyphat, the long running daytime series “Days of Our Lives”, “Sons of Tucson”, “Hawthorne” opposite Jada Pinkett Smith. He was a recurring Guest Star on “Three Rivers” starring Alex O’loughlin and Alfre Woodard. Brooklyn’s most recently was a recurring Guest Star on the shows “Parenthood” opposite Joy Bryant and Craig T. Nelson and “Rules Of Engagement” opposite Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price.

Stay tune, Brooklyn’s definitely an actor headed to the silver screen.


WE tv ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF POPULAR ORIGINAL SERIES, “MARY MARY”


MARY MARY, WEtv’s newest hit reality show starring Tina and Erica Campbell has been renewed for a second season set to air this fall! The sisters and powerhouse singing duo shared the news this morning on Good Morning America  while promoting their new album “Go Get It” in stores now . (Mary Mary Video “Go Get It”)

The second season will follow the sisters through the birth of Tina’s fifth child, their latest album release – “Go Get It” – a family wedding, a cross-country album tour and countless appearances and events, all while balancing their busy, growing families.

Commented Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s senior vice president of original production & development:  “The success of ‘Mary Mary’ is both a testament to the engaging personalities of Erica and Tina and to WE tv’s programming strategy of catering to an underserved audience of African American women.  Coupled with ‘Braxton Family Values’ and the upcoming series ‘LA Hair’ and ‘Tamar & Vince,’ ‘Mary Mary’ is yet another opportunity for WE tv to serve this valuable audience and provide opportunities to our advertising and distribution partners to engage with them as well.”

Added Erica and Tina: “We’re super excited about  season 2 — more music, more mommying, more husbands, more Goo Goo, Mitchell and Ms. Honey, and definitely more fun and chaos!”


Hanks Stops Rhode in 1st Round


Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight contender Joe “The Future” Hanks made it a very quick evening on Friday night, brutally knocking out veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Improving his record to 20-0-0 with 14 knockouts, Hanks drilled Rhode to the canvas three times before referee Gary Ritter called a halt to the bout at the 1:36 mark of the opening stanza.

The 29-year-old Hanks, a native of Newark, New Jersey who trains in Carson, California is the holder of the IBA Americas Heavyweight Title.

Details of Hanks’ next bout will be announced in the near future.


40 ACRES & A MULE FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL RELEASE PLANS FOR SPIKE LEE’S ‘RED HOOK SUMMER’


Will partner with Variance Films for August 10 release

Republic of Brooklyn, April 26, 2012 – 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks announced yesterday that the company will undertake its first independent distribution effort with founder Spike Lee’s Brooklyn coming-of-age story, RED HOOK SUMMER. 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks will partner with New York-based Variance Films for the theatrical release, which will begin August 10th, 2012 in New York City theaters, expanding to the top 30 markets throughout the month of August.

“From my very first joint back in 1986, SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, I have been an independent filmmaker, and even today I still am,” said Spike Lee. “I’m elated to join forces with Variance Films for the independent distribution of my new joint RED HOOK SUMMER. We look forward to getting this film into the marketplace, where we believe 100 percent that there is a starving audience for American independent films like RED HOOK SUMMER.”

“Variance’s sole mission is to ensure filmmakers retain their rights and their power,” said Dylan Marchetti, founder of Variance Films, “and I can’t think of a filmmaker that would make better use of both than Spike Lee. Spike is truly one of the godfathers of independent filmmaking, and RED HOOK SUMMER is an entertaining, yet thoughtful, film that says something we think needs to be said. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Spike and his team to ensure that audiences across the country will be experiencing this fantastic film with their friends and family.”

Check out a sneak peek here

The latest in Spike Lee’s “Chronicles of Brooklyn” (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.

The deal was brokered by Dylan Marchetti of Variance Films with CAA and Robert Strent of Grubman, Indrusky & Hireon on behalf of 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.


“Think Like A Man”


Think Like a Man fever as the cast of Screen Gems upcoming romantic comedy hit the ATL for a full day of promotional activities.

After various morning radio interviews, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Romany Malco and La La Anthony headed over to Clark-Atlanta University for a stop at WCLK 91.9 and then a press conference with numerous AUC (Atlanta University Center) campus media. The cast then went over to Morehouse, where TLAM director Tim Story and Rainforest Films producer Will Packer joined them for a lively pep rally featuring giveaways, a dance contest, a Greek stroll and a fun Q&A.

Several hours later, Regal Atlantic Station played host to the red carpet Think Like a Man premiere, which was attended by Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Gary Owen, Rainforest’s Rob Hardy, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, T.I., Nelly, Vanessa A. Williams, Egypt Sherrod, Ne-Yo, Tasha Smith, Terri J. Vaughn, Michael Jai White, Keshia Knight Pulliam and so many more! The evening ended with an after-party at Reign Nightclub, sponsored by Crown Royal.

Think Like a Man opens nationwide April 20. Visit the movie online at http://www.thinklikeaman-movie.com


The 2012 ‘Eye On Black®’ Announced with CENTRIC Network


CentricThe 2012 Salute will honor; Debbie Allen , Haile Gerima, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Robinson

Host: Brandon T. Jackson

The Salute will take place Friday, February 24th, 2012

Los Angeles, CA/ January 9, 2012/ – The highly anticipated 2012 ‘Eye On Black’ salute is announced with CENTRIC Network for the 84th Annual Academy Awards Weekend in Los Angeles, CA.  The annual soiree serves as the largest salute to African American Directors, recognizing black filmmaker’s whose work has assisted in shaping the black experience on the silver screen. The 2012 ‘Eye On Black’ is presented by Anheuser Busch with additional support from BlackNLA.com, Brock Beauty and KJLH FM radio set for Friday, February 24th, 2012 at the historic Park Plaza Hotel. Creator of ‘Eye On Black’ The Kartel Company, have tapped creative planning firm Carpe Diem Special Events for all creative direction.

The evening salute will honor MARTIN LAWRENCE, CHRIS ROBINSON, AND HAILE GERIMA with host BRANDON T. JACKSON.  Presenters and performers for the 2012 show will be announced in the coming weeks. CENTRIC Network partnering in the ‘Eye On Black’ salute for the second consecutive year, Paxton Baker EVP of CENTRIC Network recognizes the significance of the show;

“We are excited to return as the official media sponsor of ‘Eye on Black’: Salute To Directors,” stated Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “This year’s honorees have played a vital role in shaping the cultural framework and musical tastes of CENTRIC’s 25- to 54- year old audience, and I look forward to honoring such great contributors to our heritage.”

Concluding the evening, legendary Choreographer, Producer, Director, Actress, and Philanthropist DEBBIE ALLEN will receive the 2012 Melvin Van Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award®. The salute is expected to boast an A-list celebrity guest-list as well as VIP donors and corporate partners.  A night of fanfare, the salute will feature three separate events (pre-cocktail, dinner/salute, and after-party) under the theme of “Natural Talent” with an increased guest list of 375 VIPs. A portion of all proceeds will go toward the funding of the ‘Eye On Black Foundation” 501c non-profit creation, centered around funding community based projects for African Americans in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment.

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About Eye On Black
Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts.  The Eye On Black salute specifically highlights the theatric contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. In 2011, it was announced that Eye On Black would be formed into a 501c non-profit foundation centered around funding community based projects for African American and Afro-Latinos in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment.
http://www.EyeOnBlack.com