January 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES – Tri Destined Studios, a company comprised of several Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni, will debut its romantic comedy, “Black Coffee,” in a limited theatrical release today. AMC Theatres will offer exclusive showings of the film in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Washington D.C.
FAMU alumni involved in the project include N.D. Brown (producer), Veronica Nichols (consulting producer), Gregory Anderson (executive consultant) and Shoneji Loraine (actress).
“My business partners and I built our foundation for success at FAMU,” Anderson said. “FAMU gave us the fortitude to handle the roller coaster that is Hollywood, while providing us with the entrepreneurial spirit that can’t be found in a text book, and the moral fiber to do our business with integrity.”
Along with Tri Destined, the film is presented by RLJ Entertainment, One Village Entertainment and 1555 Filmworks.
Directed by Mark Harris, “Black Coffee” stars Darrin Dewitt Henson (Stomp The Yard, Soul Food), Christian Keyes (BET’s Let’s Stay Together, Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail), Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, …Too), Gabrielle Dennis (Bring it On, The Game) and Erica Hubbard (Lincoln Heights, BET’s Let’s Stay Together).
“Black Coffee” is a story about Robert (Henson), who picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate. After being fired from his own father’s company, he feels like his luck has run out – until Morgan (Dennis) enters into his life. Just as things start to heat up between them, trouble brews as Morgan’s ex-husband (Rucker) vows to get her back and Robert’s ex-girlfriend (Hubbard) returns with an agenda of her own. With the help of his hilarious cousin (Keyes), Robert’s about to find out how much good can come out of a bad situation.
Tri Destined recently wrapped two additional films: “The Man in 3B,” based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber, and the romantic comedy, “Four Seasons.”
Studio executives include Trey Haley, along with FAMU graduates Brown, Nichols and Anderson.
To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.amctheatres.com/
To see the trailer, visit: http://www.fandango.com/movie-
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