Power TV Show: Streaming Seasons 1 and 2

Power TV Show: Streaming Seasons 1 and 2

 Creator:

Courtney Kemp Agboh is a producer and writer known for her work on The Good Wife and The Bernie Mac Show. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and her Master’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University.

Time for the Power TV Show

As of this post, the Power TV Show Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Hulu. Created by the uber talented, Courtney Kemp Agboh and produced by outspoken rapper, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Power is one of the most talked about shows on television. The story follows drug king pin, James “Ghost” St. Patrick as he runs his legitimate business Truth Nightclub. He has a reckless best friend, Tommy, whose short fuse brings more trouble than he’s worth. James is married to Tasha who instead of wanting her husband to go legit, actually wants him to remain a murderous, ruthless drug king pin. No spoilers here but it is a refreshing take on the life of a NY drug king pin.

Cast:

Omari Hardwick stars as the emotional, complex and violent James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick. Hardwick successfully morphs from furious to calm to violent in a facial expression. His depth as an actor is evident as he owns every scene. Hardwick’s performances make the Hulu subscription worth it. Naturi Naughton stars as his loving yet money hungry wife. There is nothing one dimensional about Tasha St. Patrick. Tasha goes from dedicated wife to manipulative ball-and-chain to mother of the year. Tommy Patrick Egan or as I affectionately call him, “Ghost’s Worst Nightmare,” is explosively portrayed by Joseph Sikora. To know Tommy is to hate his f*&kin’ guts. Seriously, he is a delicious villain and yet I want to slit his throat.

Camille Brown: Talks About The Nth Ward Film

Camille Brown: Talks About The Nth Ward Film

Writer / Director / Producer Camille Brown whose first narrative feature, The Nth Ward will be released exclusively via Amazon on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, spoke with BlackTVFilmCrew.com about writing a thriller that tells the story of an engineer with the US Army Corps who is sent to New Orleans to assess the damage years after the hurricane. Fresh off of being a semi-finalist for this year’s HBO’s Directing Fellowship, Camille has a lot to say.

About the Nth Ward

The Nth Ward is a chilling suspense thriller about a woman haunted by the childhood disappearance of her parents.  Madison, now an engineer with the US Army Corps, and Kitch, a local contractor, are two conflicting personalities paired in a government program to assess the ongoing devastation of the Ninth Ward from the hurricane that savaged New Orleans a decade before.  Efforts to rebuild have been thwarted.  Bizarre happenings and disappearances lead them to believe that some darker force is at work.  When she seeks out the mysterious woman whose house stood unscathed in the eye of the storm, Madison’s own personal mystery engulfs her.  Her relentless pursuit of truth threatens Kitch’s dearest aspiration and their very lives and livelihoods.  Madison must look beyond the natural, the scientific.  Is it witchcraft or a clandestine government plan?

What inspired you to write the Nth Ward? I was inspired to make this film after seeing how the 9th Ward in New Orleans still had not been rebuilt after all these years. I have family and friends who are from New Orleans and were there doing Hurricane Katrina. They told me what happened during Katrina and they have not gone back.

Many artists focus on one genre, but you’ve written a quirky romantic comedy, a documentary and now a thriller. What inspires your creativity?

I love all forms of expression. I love films. I love telling stories and I don’t want to limit the kind of stories I tell.

 

My advice to students and young professionals: Just do it. Bunker down and do the work. Write that script now. Shoot that short now. Shoot that feature now.  It might be challenging during the process, but after everything is done it’ll be rewarding.

Camille Brown

Writer / Director / Producer, C. Brown Productions

What is your average work day like as writer, director, producer of C. Brown Productions? Since the completion of The Nth Ward, I’ve been working everyday trying to figure out the best distribution avenue. I work on the publicity and marketing as well. And I try to fit in at the end of the day, working and progressing my next projects.

Share an interesting story with us from your childhood that has impacted your life. The first time I saw ET I was in awe. It is a classic. I fell in love with movies after that. My mom would always have me sit down and watch films with her. From Sunset Boulevard to Maltese Falcon to Lawrence of Arabia. She introduced me to film and taught me to really appreciate it.

**We appreciate Camille taking the time to talk with us. Check out the trailer below. And, remember, the Nth Ward will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD Tuesday, August 29, 2017 with additional distribution outlets coming later. Support this filmmaker… To purchase your copy, visit this link: Amazon.  **

More About Camille

A graduate of UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theater School, Camille has had a string of successes including her documentary, A Second Chance At Life which is narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, as well as writing and directing the award-winning short film Thank You for Washing which screened at over 20 festivals winning best short for 10 of them. She co-produced the feature film A Perfect Getaway starring Steve Zahn and Mills Jovovich. Most recently she was a semi-finalist for the HBO Directing Fellowship.

To connect with Camille, please check her out at the following links:

Website: www.thenthward.com
Twitter Handle: @TheCamilleBrown and @TheNthWard
Instagram Handle: @TheCamilleBrown and @TheNthWard

A Survivor’s Passionate Plea Tahiera Monique Brown

A Survivor’s Passionate Plea Tahiera Monique Brown

Tahiera shares A Survivor’s Passionate Plea

A Survivor’s Passionate Plea is Tahiera Monique Brown’s story. The video above explains her passion for bringing this story to film.  The text below comes from the review of her autobiography.

She was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital under mysterious circumstances, an apparent suicide attempt. Her daughter Trisha, frightened and bewildered, was brought in to confirm her mother’s identity. “That’s the Lady,” said the girl. Down the corridor Tisha could see him, the man all three – mother, daughter and son – called the Old Man.

But who was this man, and what dark, uncanny power enabled him to invade a family’s life and hold them hostage in urban Atlanta for two years, in plain sight?

In gripping and blunt detail, and at times in rapid-fire fashion, Barbara Clark tells her story, recovering jagged pieces of life and assembling them into a mosaic of love, renewal, freedom and hope.

J. Tom Morgan is put to the test of his life as he tries to protect this family from the torments of a strangely charismatic – but deadly dangerous – old man. Barbara Clark is set on a path that requires divine strength and armor not of this world.

It has been said that hell is the absence of light. Annihilator of Innocence is about moving from darkness into the light.

From Hostage To Survivor: Tahiera Monique Brown Speaks Out

From Hostage To Survivor: Tahiera Monique Brown Speaks Out

It’s not very often that we get the opportunity to see a hostage survivor write their own story from book, to screenplay to soundtrack. But Tahiera Monique Brown, who was held hostage with her children for two years, is doing exactly that. Her book, Annihilator of Innocence, was turned into the documentary, “The Prayer,” and now she is raising funds to turn her life story into a feature film. Formerly known as Barbara Clark, this strong woman is a member of Black TV Film Crew and her bravery has allowed her to become an author, speaker and advocate for survivors all over the world. We wanted to share her testimony with you through this interview and her videos.

 

About Annihilator of Innocence

District Attorney J. Tom Morgan represents and defends abused children in Dekalb County, Georgia. He’s never seen a case like this. Barbara Clark was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital under mysterious circumstances, an apparent suicide attempt. Who is the old man who was able to invade a family’s home and hold them hostage in Atlanta for two years, in plain sight? In gripping and blunt detail, and at times in rapid fire-fashion, Barbara Clark tells her story, recovering jagged pieces of life and assembling them into a mosaic of love, renewal, freedom and hope. J. Tom Morgan is put to the test of his life as he tries to protect this family from the torments of the old man. It has been said that hell is the absence of light. Annihilator of Innocence is about moving from darkness into the light.

 

What motivated you to want to produce The Prayer as a feature film?
I am a survivor and I’ve faced people who feared my story. I wrote my memoir, Annihilation of Innocence and then the script, The Prayer. I began my film production company, “Darkness To Light Films” to not only tell my story, but stories of other survivors.
What do you hope the audience gets from The Prayer?
My story is one of survival of being stalked for months and being held hostage by a stranger for two years. I want my audience to know that this is a true story … my story. It’s important to realize that “Stranger Danger” is real.
I noticed you wrote the theme song for The Prayer…
Yes, I wrote the song and performed it. I was raised in the country and as a child, I was aware of the sounds around me. I started writing musical stage plays at a very young age.  I saw stories and I wrote original songs, poems and scripts. I wrote what I felt, although I was never trained or exposed to such entertainment. I felt it in my bones.
What has your feedback been so far on The Prayer?

I was able to get actors Trisha Mann Grant, Anthony (Tony) Grant and Ty Taylor attached to my project. I met Trisha Mann Grant in Los Angeles a few years ago and I met Anthony (Tony)Grant at SES2017 when he performed. Together we sat down to discuss my project. They saw my book trailer and my Indiegogo Campaign video. They wanted to come aboard as producers and lead actors. The film will be directed by Bruce Nix of Undercover Entertainment. Warren Callaway has signed on to be the Director of Photography.

How did you become a filmmaker?
I was introduced to Filmmaking in 1986 in Atlanta, Georgia as an extra on “Kids Like These” starring Tyne Daly. Later in 1988, I joined Dee’s Casting as an Assistant Casting Director as we cast for Extras for “Robo Cop III”. We were also casting for “In The Heat Of The Night”, as to which I started my own agency called, “Talent X’press” where my slogan was  “Bringing You The Very Best In Talented Personnel” After that I continued to cast principal and extra talent until I left Atlanta in 2001.

Tahiera and her team and still raising funds for the feature film. If you’d like to support this project, please check her out at the following link:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tahiera.m.brown

Issa’s Back with Insecure

Issa’s Back with Insecure

So what’s gonna happen with Issa and Lawrence this season? Is he gonna forgive her for her indiscretion? I mean, it was just a one night stand right?? Well one thing we know for sure, Issa’s gonna bring the natural hairstyle game. 100%!!! #TeamIssa