Features a stellar cast including NAACP Image Award winner and Daytime Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams, NAACP Image Award winner Terri J. Vaughn, Rachel True, Lamman Rucker, Tommy Ford and the Grammy-nominated Gospel music sensation VaShawn Mitchell.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
One Village Entertainment Cooks Up a Sweet Treat with Their Latest Stage Play
CHATSWORTH, CA - Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) and One Village Entertainment proudly announce the release of Swirl Films' Sugar Mommas, a tasty confection about family, commitment and second chapters. Sugar Mommas features a stellar cast including NAACP Image Award winner and Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Vanessa Williams ("Our America," "Soul Food"), NAACP Image Award winner Terri J. Vaughn ("Meet the Browns"), Rachel True ("Half & Half"), Lamman Rucker (Why Did I Get Married Too?), Tommy Ford ("Martin") and the Grammy(R)-nominated Gospel music sensation VaShawn Mitchell. A record-setting hit when it premiered on GMC, Sugar Mommas will be available on DVD December 4th with an SRP of $14.98. Pre- order date is November 6, 2012.
Sheila (Terri J. Vaughn) and Lynn (Vanessa Williams) may be sisters, but they've lived decidedly different lives. As fate would have it, both women come to the realization that they're at personal crossroads and need to make some serious life changes. Their one common passion is a love for sweets, so they agree to partner with their close friend Tommi (Rachel True) to open a bakery. Their recipe for business success may seem complete, but these three strong, independent women are as distinct as the cupcake flavors they create. As they embark on this new chapter in their lives, new challenges, old rivalries, and even a chance at love lead these ladies on a journey of self-awareness, affirmation and hope.
Declared, "A sweet delight", Sugar Mommas proudly received 4 out of 5 Doves and was given the Family Approved seal by the Dove Foundation (http://www.dove.org). The DVD also features a photo gallery and a VaShawn Mitchell Music Video for "S.O.S.".
ABOUT ONE VILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray(TM)/DVD and digital streaming and downloading. Among the more than 50 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy, documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and Soulmate, and the feature films American Violet starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr's 35 & Ticking. Bestsellers in the One Village line also include the stage play production Love in the Nick of Tyme by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as "the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals."
ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,200 exclusive titles. RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (stand-up comedy, feature films), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (educational), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray(TM), digital download, digital streaming, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical. Via its majority-owned subsidiary Agatha Christie Limited, RLJE controls the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction , including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts and billings relationships with millions of consumers.
RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its branded digital subscription channels, and engages a distinct audience with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests. RLJE has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.
ABOUT SWIRL FILMS
Swirl Films is a production studio based in North Carolina and Los Angeles. Eric Tomosunas and his company have produced over 40 releases in urban entertainment over the past 15 years. Strategic partnerships with One Village Entertainment and GMC www.watchgmctv.com have helped make Swirl Films one of the leading content providers in urban entertainment.
Sugar Mommas DVD
Genre: Comedy, music, stage play, African-American, family, faith
Rating: Not Rated
Street Date: 12/04/2012
Pre-Book Date: 11/06/2012
Length: 88 Minutes
November 5, 2012, 8:29 am - PR