Jackée Stars in Film written by NFL defensive player Terrell Suggs
NFL bonecrusher Terrell Suggs -- one of the highest paid defensive players in the league -- has gone Hollywood ... writing a full-length FEATURE movie with some REAL famous actors. The Baltimore Ravens star is listed as a writer and executive producer of the film, "The Coalition" -- a romantic drama starring "227" actress Jackée Harry and Denyce Lawton from Tyler Perry's "House of Payne."
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Jackée Harry on Love, Legacy and the Women Who Changed Her Life
Like many women, Jackée Harry is a surrogate sister-friend in our minds. The “227” and “Sister, Sister” star continues to bring an unforgettable dose of sweet and sass to the stage and screen. And with more than 25 years in show business, Harry has no plans of slowing down. The southern star tells Heart & Soul how she stays active off camera, which famous women shaped her career and why she wants more women to chase their dreams. Read more at
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Don't Miss Jackée in ABC Family's Holiday Movie "Christmas Cupid" premiering on Sunday, December 12 at 8pmET/PT
Burbank, CA (November 2, 2010) – Christina Milian, Ashley Benson and Chad Michael Murray star in ABC Family’s new holiday movie, “Christmas Cupid,” premiering during ABC Family’s annual 25 Days of Christmas on Sunday, December 12, at 8:00PM ET/PT. Milian (“Bring It On: Fight to the Finish,” “Snowglobe”) stars as Sloane Spencer, a high powered Hollywood publicist who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client Caitlin (Ashley Benson, “Pretty Little Liars”). With just days before Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future to try and guide her to true love in a modern day take on the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic story A Christmas Carol.
Sloane is a beautiful, intelligent and successful young power player working for the top PR agency in Hollywood. She represents one of their most prominent clients, starlet and notorious party girl Caitlin Quinn, and is also dating the hot heir to the agency, Andrew. Sloane thinks she has it all until one fateful evening when her star client meets her untimely death just as Sloane is in the midst of planning Caitlin’s Christmas Day movie premiere. Sloane’s challenge is to turn the premiere into a memorial and still have it be the event of the century. All the while her workplace nemesis – and former boyfriend – Jason, is lobbying for the promotion she deserves. Sloane is seen by her friends and family as a workaholic who has no time for the impending holidays, and a shadow of the girl they once loved. But Sloane’s fate may soon change when she’s visited by Caitlin’s ghost who begins to haunt her, claiming that she must atone for her past misdeeds. Under Caitlin’s counsel, Sloane then endures a series of nightly encounters with visions of her ex-boyfriends, all slighted by her in some way, including her first true love Patrick (Chad Michael Murray, “One Tree Hill”). Sloane reluctantly embarks on a soul-searching journey to redeem herself, find love, and experience a Christmas she will never forget.
Also starring are Jackée (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Vivian, Burgess Jenkins (“One Tree Hill”) as Andrew, Ryan Sypek (“Wildfire”) as Jason, Ashley Johnson as Jenny and Patrick Johnson as Brad. “Christmas Cupid” was written by Aury Wallington and directed by Gil Junger ("My Fake Fiancé”). Jody Brockway and Craig McNeil serve as executive producers.
Mariah Carey’s “Oh Santa” single from her new holiday album, Merry Christmas II You,will make its television debut as the opening song featured in “Christmas Cupid.” Amber Stevens (“Greek”) will also be singing a new arrangement of “Deck The Halls” for the film.
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Jackée Harry on '227' and New BET Show
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The story shows how humor and hope make it possible for life to triumph, even in difficult circumstances. The film is slated to shoot in late July and begin the film festival circuit later this year.
Jackée’s personal connection to the subject matter, the loss of friend and fellow “227” cast member Alaina Reed to breast cancer just last year, has made her involvement even more poignant. After reading the script, she knew the film would be a great way to honor Alaina and all of those that have been lost to the battle with cancer.
"KNIGHT TO D7 is a film of great importance. Cancer is often times referred to as the elusive Big C due to people’s reluctance to discuss it. But in order to find a cure, it has to be openly discussed and the experience understood, and that's precisely what KNIGHT TO D7 does,” shares Jackée.
Independent film house Pieta Entertainment is proud to be developing KNIGHT TO D7. The film tells an extraordinary story of sacrifice that takes place one ordinary afternoon when “Dustin Harper” visits his longtime friend “Brady Collins.” Their ongoing game of chess is brought to a halt when one reveals that his continuing battle with cancer has taken a turn for the worst. The true impact of the story lays in the response and reaction this revelation elicits.
“Having an actor of Jackée’s caliber and talent join our cast shows how important this subject matter continues to be,” said Greg Wilson, producer at Pieta Entertainment. “Teaming Jackée’s special charm and nuanced acting with the rest of our talented cast and crew is a mix we hope will bring a fresh take on a story that is rarely done justice.”
Jackée first appeared on television sets across America with a role on the TV soap ANOTHER WORLD. This led to her becoming a cultural icon and later to lead roles in the sitcoms 227 and SISTER, SISTER.
Jackée has won several awards for her work. In 1987 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal as “Sandra” while on 227. She was nominated in the same category a year later, and in 1989, she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She also won two Image awards (1999 & 2000) for her work on SISTER, SISTER, winning for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Outside of her ongoing acting career, Jackée has been very active in the humanitarian world as a Global Ambassador to Women for the Women's International Center and as a Board Member of the National Congress of Black Women alongside First Lady, Michelle Obama.
About Pieta Entertainment
The team at Pieta Entertainment first came together in 2008 with the production of their first fully-independent film, the award-winning GRANDE DRIP, which recently ended a 10 festival, 3 awards, and 1 DVD distribution deal run.
KNIGHT TO D7 brings the young filmmakers back together with a new story to tell with their established passion for the arts and dedication to excellence that has already garnered them success in the entertainment industry. Between the five members of the core creative team, they have had the privilege of working on projects at 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, New Line, Morgan Creek, Lionsgate, Marvel, NBC, Awaken Films, 5 Stone Media, Jenkins Entertainment, and Henderson Productions. The films on their resumes include the romantic comedy VALENTINE'S DAY, the summer blockbuster X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, and the indie feature THE LEAST OF THESE.
For more information about Knight to D7, please visit www.k2d7movie.com
Women's International Center (WIC) is a 28 year old non-profit 501c3 service and education organization, devoted to assisting disadvantaged women, children, and animals in Africa, South America, and the United States. The organization recently appointed Jackée to the post of "Ambassador to Africa", which has her providing educational, safety, and economic resources to refugees and displaced women and children of the noted continent. A portion of the proceeds from all shakes purchased during the event will be donated to Women's International Center.
Jackée, known the world over, for her Emmy Award-winning iconic role as vivacious "Sandra Clark" on the hit NBC sitcom "227", as well as Oprah Winfrey's critically acclaimed "The Women of Brewster Place", Sister, Sister" (which earned her multiple NAACP Image Awards), and "Everybody Hates Chris"...wants to use her universal platform to uplift those of dire circumstances. Thus, her alignment with the WIC organization.
Members of the international media will be on hand, along with expected appearances by Samuel L. Jackson, Regina King, Natalie Cole, Sharon Stone, and Ms. Harry's massive fan community.
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Ms. Harry is an Emmy Award winning star of stage, film and television. She has appeared in productions that include "Another World", "227", "Amen", "The Women of Brewster Place", "Designing Women", "The Royal Family", "Sister Sister", "Seventh Heaven", "That's So Raven", "The Cleanup Woman" and many more. Throughout her career, Ms. Harry has been active in a variety of philanthropic endeavors and is supportive of the goals of NCBW for improving the life, health and wealth of families. Dr. Williams said, "Ms. Harry has had a long and distinguished career. We have much in common. We are both former educators. We are both seriously interested in improving the health of women and our families, and in the welfare of women in general." It is for these reasons that NCBW has chosen to honor Ms. Harry at their September 19, 2010 Awards Luncheon in Washington, DC.
Dr. Williams added," Jackée has endured though the years, and has never forgotten her obligation to give back to our community--so we are pleased to join forces with her. Coalition building is so important for helping to resolve the many challenges often faced by our community. It is such a blessing when our sisters who've done well in their lives offer to help our people who are less fortunate. We look forward to working with Jackée." Some of the more prominent programs of NCBW include the following: Working successfully to place a memorial to Sojourner Truth in the United States Capitol--making Sojourner the first Black woman to be so honored; College for Kids--a program to teach young people about various career choices and to take care of their own health; Young Ambassadors--a program for young women and men ages 13 and up to teach them diplomatic skills and how to resolve challenges in their own lives.
NCBW conducts a very successful "Commission on Presidential Appointments" to help women with the process for applying for appointments in the administrations of newly elected U.S. Presidents.
At their birth, when support and assistance for Washington, DC’s Thompson quintuplets was almost nonexistent, the NCBW "adopted" them; found a home, obtained transportation for them, obtained computers, clothing and other essential items for the children. The NCBW was also able to secure a college education for each of the quintuplets when they are ready. Normally, corporations enthusiastically support families with large multiple births, but for unspecified reasons this support did not materialize for the Thompson's who are African American. In this instance, as well as others, NCBW held true to its commitment and picked up the slack for this family.
To learn more about the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., go to www.nationalcongressbw.org
Ms. Harry has extensive experience in theatre, daytime television, primetime television, movies, and has even loaned her voice to animated films. She has done it all. Ms. Harry recently wrapped the final season of CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and has been touring the country with J.D. Lawrence’s production of “The Cleanup Woman,” which is being developed into a feature film and TV series. Because of her international exposure, Ms. Harry’s alliance with GBG will help promote the mutual goal of improving the life, health and wealth of families across the nation….and beyond.
In addition to her acting career, Ms. Harry has consistently been active in a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including this year’s “Trump AIDS” initiative, which she co-chaired with Danny Glover. While working with GBG, Ms. Harry will expand her big-hearted giving ways, coordinating with a variety of national organizations.
GBG is a fast-growing company, but is not a large conglomerate – nor do they have hundreds of products in their line. GBG is a privately owned company, located in the pure, open grasslands of beautiful Northern California. Their lead product is the exclusive GBG 10-in-One Liquid Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Super Formula, which is literally 10 Formulas in one. GBG’s focus on this superb formula is complimented by a one-of-a-kind product – both at unbeatable prices.
While Ms. Harry has been approached by a variety of companies over the years to represent their products, she has never promoted a single company or product until now – until GBG. When she realized that her vision aligned perfectly with GBG’s mission, she knew that this was a perfect match. The terms of the contract between Ms. Harry and GBG are confidential, but both parties have made a strong commitment to a multi-year deal.
To learn more about GBG and see the great opportunity that Ms. Harry is so excited about, please visit www.GBGJackee.com