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    The Hollywood Reporter Announced the Top 50 Showrunners

    The Hollywood Reporter has announced their 50 power showrunners of 2013 for comedy and drama. 12 women out of 50 were on the list. And four women of 10 were on the 2014 Showrunners to Watch list.

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    New Clip from Mara Brock Akil's Being Mary Jane - Starring Gabrielle Union

    We reported back in September that powerhouse Mara Brock Akil with husband/development partner Salim Akil were creating a new show for BET, Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union.

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    Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's Being Mary Jane Will Open Urbanworld Film Festival and Air on BET

    Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s, Being Mary Jane, is opening the 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival.

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    Sparkle on Nightline

    Producer Debra Martin Chase and star Jordin Sparks talked to Deborah Roberts about Whitney Houston's last film Sparkle which is opening on Friday. Martin Chase and Houston were producing partners and friends for over a decade and Sparkle was supposed to be Houston's comeback role. Sadly, th...

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    New Trailer for Sparkle written by Mara Brock Akil

    Film hits screens on August 17th.

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    The Top 50 TV Showrunners: The Women

    The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners in comedy and drama.

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    Woman Power Fuels Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth

    This Friday, Disney Channel will launch a new feel good TV movie, Lemonade Mouth about a tween band that comes together and motivates kids to stand up for themselves. The press material says: "As they learn about music and about life, the group must surmount obstacles including their own lack of co...

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    Debra Martin Chase to Produce Sparkle Remake at Sony

    Producer Debra Martin Chase has teamed up with The Game showrunners and creators Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to produce a remake of the 1976 film Sparkle which originally starred Irene Cara. The film is loosely based on the story of the Supremes and there are three plum roles for Afr...

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