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SECRETS World Premieres, September 16 at 8:00 p.m. on BET

One Man’s Lustful Affair, A Brother’s Jealousy and A Wife’s Suspicions Collide and Unravel a Once Perfect Home in Debut Feature Film

Denyce Lawton, Denise Boutee, Harold “House” Moore, Dennis “LA” White, Tobias Truvillion, Kiya Robert star

Secrets – MegaMind Media’s first feature film world premieres Saturday, September 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

Secrets follows the story of Tarron, a successful businessman and father of two man who has a sexual appetite larger than what’s on his plate at home. After a compromising, sexual affair complete chaos erupts, tragedy occurs, lies are unearthed and Taron is left picking up the pieces of his disrupted life and broken relationship. Secrets the movie is adapted from the bestselling novel, Secrets of a Housewife by J. Tremble published by Life Changing Books in 2006.

Directed and co-written by Juwan Lee (November Rule), co-written by Jamal Hill (Brotherly Love) and Executive Produced by Co-Founder of MegaMind Media Tressa Azarel Smallwood Secrets was Featured Narrative Film at the 20th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The film is produced in association with Free Mind TV & Films.

Secrets all-star cast includes:

  • Denyce Lawton (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) plays Taron’s wife, Secret.
  • Denise Boutte (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?) is Victoria, an extremely intelligent and overly flirtatious co-worker.
  • Harold “House” Moore (VH1’s Single Ladies) as Taron, a married father of two and a highly successful architect.
  • Dennis “LA” White (Notorious) portrays the envious and older brother struggling to find his way in life.
  • Tobias Truvillion (Empire) as the brother-in-law serving as a voice of reason.
  • Kiya Robert (Major Deal) plays the role of Secrets cynical best friend
  • Lyric Hurd, Taron and Secret’s daughter.

ABOUT MEGAMIND MEDIA
Megamind Media (@thesecretsmovie) is an American film and production company specializing in book-to-film adaptations and original television series and programming. The company was co-founded by award winning Publisher of Life Changing Books Tressa Azarel Smallwood and business executive Donte Lee.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS BET
Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER (formerly CENTRIC), a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

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AALBC.com Partners with What’s The 411 TV

AALBC.com has partnered with What’s The 411 TV to bring information about Black books, authors, events, and news to both What’s The 411TV and AALBC.com’s audiences.

What’s The 411 TV reaches 14 million subscribers across the country on DishTV and can also be seen on Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, and RCN in New York City. The relationship is a great opportunity to expand our respective platforms, reach more reader, and celebrate Black culture through books.

WhatsThe411

Founded by Ruth J. Morrison and based in Brooklyn, New York, What’s The 411 TV is a division of What’s The 411 Networks, a media/news and information company connecting sophisticated multi-cultural audiences through its distribution platforms of television, online, mobile, and social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vimeo).

I’m excited about this partnership, because it has tremendous opportunity to improve our ability to spread the word about great books and Black culture.

Documentary Film on History of Blacks in Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Books

“The Invisible Universe documentary reveals the history of the representations and participation of Black people in the genres of fantasy, horror and science fiction, or speculative fiction (SF). Framed through the POV of a time traveling Archivist, the documentary explores 150 years of speculative fiction literature, its origins, developments, key personalities and current state, all through the perspective of Black people and history. The documentary demonstrates how the genres, which were premised on the ideology of white supremacy, have been adopted and adapted by Black writers as a form of artistic resistance for envisioning different worlds and futures”

The film includes interviews with Black writers of SF like, Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, Brandon Massey, and N.K. Jemisin.  This feature-length documentary has been in the works for several years. I discovered it while looking for a more recent video for author Brandon Massey.  It looks like it will be a fascinating film.science fiction writers
Six months ago this film was in post-production and theatrical and streaming distribution was planned for this year 2017. The film’s producer, director, and writer, M. Asli Dukan, is currently soliciting financial support; you may learn more on the film’s website: http://invisibleuniversedoc.com/