Footage Films, the production company that was started three years ago by Chris Stokes and Marques Houston has prided themselves on giving new opportunities to people who are up and coming in the film and television business. Over the last year the production company has employed more than 300 people. Check out the article below to learn more.
Download the soundtrack to my new movie “Will To Love” below for free on Soundcloud. Take a listen and make sure you tune in to watch the premiere of “Will To Love” this Saturday June 27th at 8pm EST. Watch it and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to listen and download the soundtrack.
The “Will” To Love Synopsis
Jamal Hawkins is a handsome bachelor who will soon be a very wealthy man. As the primary heir to the “Let It Roll” toilet paper corporation, Jamal is set to inherit his grandfather’s empire. Jamal’s world comes crashing down when he discovers that his grandfather has placed a stipulation on his inheritance. The bachelor must find a wife before his grandfather passes away within the next 90 days. As a man who doesn’t believe in marriage, Jamal is lost on what to do. Matters are further exasperated by Jamal’s conniving half sister, Monica, who calculates a way to steal the corporation right from under her sibling’s nose. In an effort to help, Jamal’s best friend, Danny, devises a plan to fool the Jamal’s family and find a suitable wife as soon as possible. With the aid of his new secretary, Rachel, Danny’s one time fling, the trio comes together to hold a casting call for women of all shapes, types, colors and creeds, that might meet his grandfather’s high standards.
Complications arise when Rachel begins to develop feelings for her debonair boss. Realizing that a relationship with Jamal is a long shot, due to Danny’s continuous unwavering sexual advances, Rachel can’t help but to feel envious of the women she is presenting to her employer. So, it is at Rachel’s dismay when Danny locates the perfect woman for Jamal in the form of Candice, a savvy and seductive businesswoman who is up for the task.
At Jamal’s request, Danny and Rachel attempt to prepare Candice for the looming nuptials by taking her through a rigorous crash course to get to know everything about him. Soon, Jamal and Candice appear to be the perfect couple. That is until it is revealed that in actuality, Candice is working for Monica in an effort to disrupt the bachelor’s plans. After Candice’s appalling revelation, Jamal finds comfort in the arm of the woman who has been by his side through the whole ordeal, Rachel. Discovering his hidden feelings for his secretary and what true happiness can be, but with little time left to convince his grandfather, Jamal comes to terms with the possibility of losing his inheritance.
That is until Candice propositions Jamal for marriage one last time, without Monica, as a means of financial gain for both parties. Now Jamal has to chose what it is that he really wants in life. On one hand there’s Candice and his grandfather’s empire and on the other is Rachel and true happiness. With everything on the line, Jamal chooses the life that he ultimately never knew he wanted, and that is to be with Rachel and forgo his grandfather’s millions. To his surprise, Jamal inherits the family business anyway after it is revealed that his grandfather only wanted him to find true love.
After joining the club of celebrity husband’s and dad’s, Kanye West has certainly learned a few things.
Kanye appeared on today’s birthday episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said that he’s changed since starting his new family.
“I’ve definitely learned how to compromise more,” he told DeGeneres with a laugh.
“Which is something you have to understand when you partner with people in business.”
“I’ve learned how to shut up more,” West, 37, quipped.
“I think I’m a better human being because of her and because of my daughter. And I always have someone to think about going home to.
“There are things I’ve done in the past that were considered negative, but I was really jumping in front of the tank for other people or for culture in a way so now I always have to have that in my mind that I have a family that I have to protect too.”
DeGeneres complimented the outspoken rapper for being calmer as of late.
“You don’t seem angry,” the comedian said.
“I don’t know if it was even anger, but it was just a way that you were getting all of your emotions out. Now I think your emotions are grounded in a way that they come out in protection and love and their channeled in a different way.
“I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos. My daughter she wants to express herself and she just doesn’t have the words for it,” West said comparing himself to 1-year-old North West.
“For me there was so many things I wanted to do with film and clothing and I just didn’t have the words or the resources or the backing or the perception that I could do it being that I was a rapper.”
Speaking of his adorable little girl, West gave all of the viewers a first look at his music video for his new song, “Only One” which was first released earlier this month in collaboration with Paul McCartney.
The tiger claws are coming out! Charlie Sheen took a jab at Ashton Kutcher — his replacement on CBS’ hit sitcom Two and a Half Men — on Monday, Jan. 6 via Twitter. “Hey Ashton,” wrote the Anger Management star. “Sorry bro all good now quit barfing on my old brilliant show.”
48-year-old Sheen continued, “Remember Punk’d? how duz it feel?” (Punk’d was a hidden-camera, prank show that aired on MTV from 2003-2012, which Kutcher, 35, created, produced and hosted.)
The unpredictable actor’s insult followed an initial tweet just one day before, where he gave a warm shout-out to his former Two and a Half Men colleague, Jon Cryer. “Hey Jon!!! u r a GENIUS!!! I effin love and MISS YOU old pal!” said the social media-happy star. His tweet was a drastic improvement from 2011, when Sheen called Cryer a “troll” and a “traitor” in an interview.
He completed his tweet Sunday with a jab at Kutcher and wrote, “Q; who’s your lame sidekick? c #NiceTryCanonBoy.” The FX star’s hashtag was in reference to Kutcher’s endorsement deal with camera company Nikon — not Canon.
Now that’s family love! Kim Kardashian broke her Twitter silence for the first time since giving birth to baby North West to wish her little sister Khloe Kardashian a happy birthday. The reality star, 32, shared two collages of the Kardashian sisters on her Twitter account on Thursday, June 27, one depicting them as youngsters and the other filled with more recent shots.
“The birthday girl! I love you so much!” Kim captioned the first shot, adding that Khloe is “the most loyal & supportive person on the planet!” on the other.
Kim has been on a social media radio silence since giving birth to daughter North on Saturday, June 15.
Brad Pitt is happier than he has ever been with Angelina Jolie and their close knit family and in a candid new interview he opens up about his drug-damaged life.
The World War Z star talks about his life in the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire, admitting that he damaged himself with drugs and lived a drifter life until about a decade ago, when he found true happiness with Jolie.
Yes, this interview may remind you of the time Jennifer Aniston — sick of Brad’s post-divorce comments — said her ex husband was missing a sensitivity chip!
“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter,” he admitted to the men’s magazine. “A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years [expletive] off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity.”
We’re guessing some people will think Brad is referring to those wasted years as part of the time he was with Jen.
Pitt, who announced he was divorcing Aniston in January 2005, managed to turn things around.
“It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”
Though his friends and family circle is small, he claims his life is better than ever.
“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”
Pitt, who met Jolie on the 2004 set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and started a family with her shortly after they were first snapped together on vacation in Kenya in April 2005, gushes over his brood.
“I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging,” he exclaimed.
“I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”
Randy Jackson, the musician and producer who has been a judge on American Idol since Season 1, says he will not be coming back to the panel for Season 13 next year.
“Yo! Yo! Yo!” he said in a statement released by his publicist. “To put all of the speculation to rest, after twelve years of judging on American Idol I have decided to leave after this season. I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
The “speculation” he refers to is Idol’s drifting fortunes this season, with friction between panel-mates Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, and ratings down by more than 20% year over year. The situation has spurred conjecture and some unsourced reports that Fox is planning an overhaul for next spring’s cycle.
The Idol finale airs Thursday, May 16, 8 ET/PT on Fox.
Tamar Braxton sure knows how to keep a secret! Just hours after the WE tv reality star announced her pregnancy on ABC’s Good Morning America, the mom-to-be and her sister, Trina Braxton, stopped by Us Weekly’s New York City offices March 13 and elaborated on Tamar’s baby news.
“I only have a few months to go,” Tamar, 35, revealed. “I’m in my last trimester.” This will be the first child for the “Love and War” singer and her husband of five years, record executive Vince Herbert, 43.
The spouses know their child’s gender but are waiting to share it with fans for now. “We know. You don’t! You have to wait,” Tamar laughed. “You’ll find out on Braxton Family Values. I don’t want to spoil it.”
Trina, meanwhile, can’t wait to watch her younger sister become a mother. “I can’t wait to be a new auntie,” she told Us. “Even though I do know what she’s having, I can’t wait!”
Tamar — who also stars in a WE tv spinoff, Tamar & Vince — admitted she’s got a lot to learn before the baby comes. “It’s weird because it’s always been just me and my shoes, and now it’s me and a baby,” she joked. “It’s good news.”
The new season of Braxton Family Values premieres tonight on WE tv.
Keyshia Cole was less than impressed with the Destiny’s Child reunion during Super Bowl XLVII. The outspoken R&B singer, 31, shared her candid — and cruel — commentary with her 217,577 Twitter followers in a series of posts Feb. 4.
Beyonce Knowles, 31, Kelly Rowland, 31, and Michelle Williams, 32, performed “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women Part 1” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” during the Mercedes-Benz halftime show; celebrities including Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Fallon, Sophia Bush and Chris Colfer praised the medley via Twitter.
“F-ck that shit up then Beyonce! Bad bitch central,” Cole wrote of the headliner, who also performed a selection of her solo hits. “I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michelle sung and woke my ass up from my daze! She always f-cking the groove up.”
After Destiny’s Child fans targeted Cole’s Twitter account in defense of the popular girl group, the “Love” singer offered a half-hearted apology. “But hey! I love y’all too!” she tweeted. “And y’all girl is whack and always will be!”
Despite Cole’s harsh criticism, Williams was pleased with her performance. “Had a great time with my sisters tonight! Tried to keep it a surprise!” tweeted the singer, who replaced original Destiny’s Child members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson when she joined the group in 2000. “Love you all. God bless!”
Knowles, too, was thrilled with how everything turned out. “It feels good to know the hard work paid off. It’s a live television show. It’s the biggest show in America,” Jay-Z ‘s wife told OMG! Insider following her performance. “There’s so many things that could happen and God was on my side, so I’m very, very happy that it went well and the power went out after.”
Actor and director Tyler Perry went to his Facebook earlier today to apologize to his dear friend Oprah Winfrey, who is now suffering an injury, thanks to the star. (Well, in Perry’s defense, it was a kind gesture.)
The Alex Cross star sent Oprah a big flower arrangement for her birthday—so sweet, right?—but it seems like Winfrey didn’t maintain the proper posture when trying to pick it up.
“I FEEL SO BAD,” Perry wrote.
“I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion. Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up. No joke! Feel better Oprah. Happy birthday. Sorry. 🙁 Next year I’m sending her one rose. :-)”