THE DEMPSEY SISTERS

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WORLD PREMIERE is NOV 2, 2013 ET on UPTV.   

Channels : Directtv 188, Cable 338

 

 

what would you do for love

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WORLD PREMIERE is MAY 7th, 9th, 11th ET on GMC.   

Channels : Directtv 338, Comcast 189, & Dish 188

 

love will make a way

WORLD PREMIERE is June 7th, 9th, and 11th on GMC.  

Channels : Directtv 338, Comcast 189, & Dish 188

 

 

Somebody's Child Premiere

WORLD PREMIERE is AUGUST 25th & @ 26th 7, 9, and 11pm on GMC.  

Channels : Directtv 338, Comcast 189, & Dish 188

 

 

Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield Star As Terminally Ill Mother & Son In "Somebody's Child"

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INDIEWIRE.COM / JUNE 5, 2012 3:11 PM

Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child

Whitfield and White play a terminally ill mother and her son, who let an ex-con into their lives. Byron Minns (as the ex-con), Nadine Ellis and Clifton Powell round out the cast.

The script, penned by Siddeeqah Powell, was a finalist in the 2011 American Black Film Festival's GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition.

Production has begun on the film in Wilmington, NC, with Gary Wheeler directing, with an August premiere planned. 

 

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Family-friendly TV movie kicks off filming in Wilmington this week

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WILMONFILM BLOG / JUNE 6, 2012 9:21 PM

Filming began in Wilmington this week for “Somebody’s Child,” a TV movie starring NAACP Image Award-nominee Michael Jai White.

The film will air on the family-friendly GMC cable channel in August.

White (“Why Did I Get Married Too?” “We The Party”) will be joined by Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Lynn Whitfield (“The Josephine Baker Story,” “Eve’s Bayou”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Clifton Powell (“Ray,” “For Richer or Poorer”), and Byron Minns (“Undisputed”) in the film, according to a GMC news release.

The screenplay, produced by SwirlFilms and written by Siddeeqah Powell, an African-American screenwriter, producer and businesswoman from Atlanta, was runner up in GMC’s 2011 Faith and Family Screenplay Competition.

The competition promotes the development of faith-friendly family entertainment with a focus on the black American cultural experience, according to GMC.com.

“We discovered ‘Somebody’s Child’ as a finalist in the American Black Film Festival’s 2011 GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition,”  Brad Siegel, GMC vice-chairman, said in the release.  “Our goal was to find strong and unique stories about families that we could develop and bring to our viewers to uplift and entertain them.”

In the script, a divine twist of fate causes Constance Rivers (Whitfield) and her son Douglas (White), to open their hearts to an ex-convict, Benjamin Sparks (Minns).

Constance, who also suffers from life-threatening kidney disease, suddenly comes face to face with her past when  Douglas and Benjamin learn they are fraternal twin brothers who were separated at birth 37 years ago.

On the verge of losing their mother, the two must work to develop a bond of brotherhood that will give their mother peace.

Director Gary Wheeler (“Heart of Christmas,” “The Trial”) said most people will be able to relate to the story.

“There’s no greater loss a parent can experience than that of a child – no matter the circumstance,” Wheeler said. “To have a second chance is a gift and an inspiration. I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented group of artists who will help me to bring these cherished characters and this heartwarming story to life.”

The production kicked off filming this week at local restaurant Two Fat Ladies Over a Simmering Pot. It’s expected to wrap in the next few weeks.

A local casting agent, Vanessa Neimeyer, is hiring extras for filming, according to the release.

For information about extras casting, which will likely be unpaid positions, visit the agent’sFacebook page.

 

 

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Michael Jai White & Lynn Whitfield Begin Production On New GMC Movie!

oretha winston / JUNE 7, 2012 9:21 PM

Michael Jai White & Lynn Whitfield began production this week on their new GMC movie. GMC has been at the front of creating inspiring movies for a year. This is just one more step in positive programming!

Production began this week in Wilmington, NC on GMC’s World Premiere Original feature film Somebody’s Child,starring NAACP Image Award© nominee Michael Jai White (Why Did I Get Married TooWe The Party,), Emmy© and NAACP Image Award© winner Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker StoryEve’s Bayou), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Clifton Powell (Ray, “For Richer or Poorer”) and Byron Minns (Undisputed).  Based on the award-winning screenplay by Siddeeqah Powell, Somebody’s Child is directed by Gary Wheeler (“Heart of Christmas”, “The Trial”) and will make its world television premiere on GMC TV in August 2012.

A divine twist of fate causes Constance Rivers (Lynn Whitfield) and her son Douglas (Michael Jai White) to open their hearts to an ex-convict, Benjamin Sparks (Byron Minns).  While on the brink of losing her battle with kidney failure, Constance’s near death confession instantly collides her past with her present.  Douglas and Benjamin learn they are fraternal twin brothers who were separated at birth 37 years ago.  On the verge of losing their mother, the two must work to develop a bond of brotherhood that will last a lifetime and give their mother peace.

Somebody’s Child is a wonderful story that will touch the hearts of people everywhere” says Director Gary Wheeler.  “There’s no greater loss a parent can experience than that of a child – no matter the circumstance.  To have a second chance is a gift and an inspiration. I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented group of artists who will help me to bring these cherished characters and this heartwarming story to life.”

“We discovered Somebody’s Child as a finalist in the American Black FilmFestival’s 2011 GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition,” explains Brad Siegel, vice-chairman of GMC.  “Our goal was to find strong and unique stories about families that we could develop and bring to our viewers to uplift and entertain them.  Somebody’s Child is a perfect example of this and we are thrilled to be able to present this heartwarming story to our viewers.”

GMC Network Presents a SwirlFilms production Somebody’s Child starring Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield, Nadine Ellis, Clifton Powell and Byron Minns. Directed by Gary Wheeler.  Producers are Eric Tomosunas, David Eubanks, and Keith Neal.  Casting by Vanessa Neimeyer.  Director of Photography is Rob Givens. Screenplay by Siddeeqah Powell.

Swirl Films’ has produced and taped numerous stage plays and feature-length films for television and DVD including 35 & TickingLove for SaleA Mother’s Prayer, Love Me or Leave Me” and “The Ideal Husband.