Saturday, August 05, 2006

31: Jae Staxx: TV Music Supervisor

Issue #31
Better than Baskin Robbins' 31, we got all the flavas.


SEE YOU IN COURT ...Seems we were just writing about an actor-agent lawsuit, and now we have another for you. This time mega agent/manager Delores Robinson , who has managed nearly every hot urban star from Flip Wilson to Rosie Perez, is suing actor Courtney B. Vance. Accordi ng to the lawsuit, filed last Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, in August 2004, Vance ended his contracts with the Endeavor Agency and Dolores Robinson Entertainment (DRE) after not being resigned for the NBC show "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Then, Vance and L&O producers--Studios USA Television--inked a new deal to extend his original contract and a bump in salary. So, Robinson & co. now claim Vance, who has since departed from the show, fired them as to not pay the commission contractually due to them. Each of the plaintiffs' commissions should have been at least $126,680, states the suit. Endeavor and DRE want Vance to pay them each 10 percent commission in connection with his earnings for the 2005-06 season of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" plus unspecified compensatory damages for breach of contract. Endeavor and DRE are repped by William Briggs II and Rori Starr Silver of Lavely & Singer. Wonder if Vance picked up an legal insight from his L&O gig.

FLAVORS OF THE SEASON...Following the lead of ABC's "The Bachelor," one of the women from Flavor Flav's search-for-love reality show, "Flavor of Love," will get her VH-1 own spinoff--"Flavorette." While producers--Mindless Entertainment Prods.--are currently casting the male candidates--ages 21-35 (younger than the 46-year-old Flav)--they have not said just which Flavorette from the first season of the "Flavor Of Love" it will be. But the buzz is that it's the bachelorette nicknamed Hottie. She'll get to choose a match from 20 guys. And according to the casting call, the men selected to compete on the show will be paid $100 per day. Hmm. Guess it pays to be a Flavorette.

FLAV KNOWS WHAT TIME IT IS...Speaking of "Flavor of Love," according to the just released Nielsen Media Research ratings for the second season of the show, it topped the list of the 25 most popular cable programs in black households for the first week of August. The program was the only show to attract at least a million black households that week--and the only winner for VH-1 with black cable audiences.

HIGH STEPPING...Teen R&B sensation Chris Brown is quickly making the jump to the big screen--he will debut early next year in Steppin' , a 2007 Sony Screen Gems film about a dancer recruited by two black fraternities to compete in step shows. Brown won't be alone in making the film leap--singer Ne-Yo will also appear in the flick, which Sylvain White will direct.

ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER'S SATIRE...File this under the taking it too far category. In an episode of MTV2's new animated celebrity lampoon series "Where My Dogs At?," a character named Snoopathon Esquire III is shown walking two bikini-wearing black women on leashes--one even scratches herself like a canine. In another, scene, Snoopathon picks up poop made by one the women. Needless to say there are protests--coming from a range of groups. The half-hour episode, titled "Woofie Loves Snoop," debuted on MTV2 last month and was available on it was removed last weekend. MTV president Christina Norman issued a statement defending the episode as social satire--and that it was a parody of an actual incident where rapper Snoop Dogg made a TV appearance at the Video Music Awards last year (photo, above) with two women with in dog collars and leashes. But according to our English class definition of satire, isn't it supposed to mean something?

AFRICA & BEYOND...Want to see great films from the African diaspora? If so, you might want to make your way to the First Annual African Diaspora Film series, happening August 4-27 at NYC's Riverside Theatre. And don't expect staid cinema. According to organizers, the roundup includes "an eclectic slate of award-winning, thought-provoking, and entertaining films from Africa and the African Diaspora." Admission is $10. For more info, call (212) 870-6784.


L.A.-based Griot Filmworks has announced the release of a romantic offbeat co
medy called Redrum, marking the directorial and co-writing debut by Kenny Young. Redrum explores the dynamics of a timid couple who, after all conventional attempts at "cutting loose" stumbles upon the rush of murder after a fatal, accidental incident. Lured by the thrill, the husband and wife enter into a madcap killing spree. "We wanted to do something a little different, and to portray Africans Americans in a light we have not seen before on film," explains Phil James, executive producer, Griot Filmworks. Jill Marie Jones, of the UPN hit (now CW) "Girlfriends," makes her film debut as the main character in ground-breaking film. Terri J. Vaughn, Jenifer Lewis, Danny Woodburn, Joe Torry, Chris Spencer, Rodney Perry, and Snoop Doggy Dogg sidekick, Bishop Magic Don Juan also appear in the film.

Redrum is the latest offering from up-and-coming Griot Filmworks. Its first project, One Week won Best Film as well as the Lincoln Filmmaker Trophy Award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival (2000). At the Urban World Film Festival One Week took home Best Film and later went on to win an Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. One Week, now on DVD/Video and showing on BET and TVone, went on to obtain the highest per screen average its opening weekend (2001). Griot Filmworks also just recently sold the script Step In the Name of Love
to MGM. Multi-platinum recording artist Usher is attached to the project, which was co-written by Kenny Young and Carl Seaton, and will be produced by Griots Filmworks' Phil James. Griot Filmworks is currently developing a comedy entitled Alpha to Omega with State Street Pictures (Soul Food, Men of Honor, Barbershop I and II, Beauty Shop, and Roll Bounce), and plans another film, entitled Scandalous, for early 2007.

Longtime liberal talk radio network Air America is relocating its flagship operation from one New York City, black-owned radio station--WLIB--to another--WWRL. Starting September 1, WWRL-AM, owned by Access.1 Communications, will be the new home for the two-year-old network. Air America airs on more than 80-plus stations in Shreveport, LA.; Tyler-Longview-Marshall, Texas; and Atlantic City, NJ as well as an NBC TV affiliate (WMGM-TV 40) in Atlantic City. Plus, the company owns and operates SupeRadio; a syndication company that distributes 40-plus programs broadcasting to about 100 million, and is one of the two founding partners of American Urban Radio Networks.


The Montreal World Film Festival announced that there will be no U.S. titles in the European-heavy competition lineup, though American entries are booked for out-of-competition screenings. No reason was given as to the lack of U.S. film entries for competition, but among the U.S. film screening are Todd Robinson's Lonely Hearts with John Travolta, documentaries Saint of 9/11 from Glenn Holsten and Everest E.R., a film by Sean McLain and Brad McLain. The Montreal Film Festival will take place August 24-September 4.

AOL has announced that, starting in September, it will make personalized email domains available for free to all Web users, making it the first company to offer this service, which will be called AOL(R) My eAddress. With AOL My eAddress, users can set up and register a completely customized email address using .COM or .NET domains, and add up to 100 additional identities onto their personal domain, at no charge. Users could choose a domain that family, friends, teams, social organizations and others could use, such as "," and other members within that group could have their own email identity using that domain. "AOL is about to make online communications more personal than ever before," said Roy Ben-Yoseph, Director of Communication Products, AOL. "The most popular Internet activity is email, yet many people don't have an online identity that's truly personal and meaningful to them."

MEF Mobile Entertainment Factory, one of the leading providers of mobile entertainment content, has announced the launch of its Flash content for mobile phones--Flash Professional 8. LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and SonyEricsson will pre-install the Flash lite Player in their new handset devices. The launch of the Flash portfolio consists of two new content types: Flash wallpapers and Flash applications. With this market launch mobile watches, time-based wallpapers and language-based wallpapers are available. The first in-house developed Flash application dates back to November 2005. At this time MEF has ported its most successful Java application--Spin The Bottle--to Flash lite. Since then this application has been re-launched and is the first fully functional Flash application in the MEF portfolio. In addition to that, MEF will launch all Java applications also in Flash. And according to MEF Mobile Entertainment Factory, there are "great" opportunities for Flash mobile contents with ad games because application development and porting for fitting game concepts should be possible with considerable lower costs compared to Java development.



Most everyone remembers the themes for such classic television shows like "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Sanford & Son." But music doesn't ' just play a part in themes; when used right within a show it becomes almost another character. Music is even more paramount when launching a series framed around a recording artist. Jae Staxx kept this in mind when he was tapped to come onboard for the former UPN comedy "Eve."

For the
longtime record producer/musician , the transition was smooth--though all encompassing. "We worked on each episode in the series, and I supervised and oversaw all staff writers, producers, composers and musicians," says Staxx. But like everything else on TV, the pace was fast. "All of this takes place in less than two days, which means the stress level is high, the pressure is on, and we have the daunting task of being 'creative on demand,'" reveals Staxx, who has since launched his own music production company, Mewzic Monsterz, Inc. (, to take further advantage of opportunities in TV land.

"We consider Mewzic Monsterz to be 'one-stop shopping' for music licensing, record production, music supervision, etc.," explains Staxx of his L.A.-based company. "We are an independent label which finds, grooms and develops artists and songwriters. We have produced records for major label artists such as Eve, Will Smith, and many others. We have served as music supervisors for the TV programs 'Eve,' 'Cut,' and 'All of Us.' Our music has been heard in other programs, for example 'Entourage.'" According to Staxx, music in television can open doors for new talent. "Situation comedies and episodic dramas are now a great vehicle for unsigned artists and baby bands to get noticed, as opposed to several years ago, where only major label, established artists ever had their music displayed on TV," he says.

Because music works so subtly with the images we see on the small screen, there's a definite art to it. Well, it's art and a lot of technology. "We import the television show into a Pro Tools computer session, then we locate all of the points where music is needed," explains Staxx. "We then either compose or choose music that is suitable or appropriate for those scenes. The music is then synchronized to the pictures, and then the final product is delivered to the show's producers for approval and airing."

Even though Staxx who cut his TV teeth on hip-hop diva Eve's now-canceled show, he feels a void in hip hop television. "It's a joke, because no one on television has been able to capture the true [cultural] essence of hip hop," he says. But thankfully, he feels music is still very vital to the visual medium. "Music is critical in TV, as it evokes emotions in the viewers that visual images alone cannot," he notes. And while hip-hop laced shows are fewer and fewer, Staxx is glad that music in general is become more a part of an upfront part of the viewing experience. "Music has become much more important in recent seasons, evidenced by some programs like 'American Idol,' 'Making the Band,' 'Rock Star,' etc., which are wholly driven by music," he points out.

While television continues to evolve, there will remain one steady factor--music. And Jae Staxx is has been hitting all the right notes.



There's noth ing like music but music outdoors during the summer in the open air is another thing. Through in the sexy setting of the Hollywood Hills, dusk, jazz, picnic baskets, and champagne buckets; and you've got the makings of a nice break from the dealmaking of the week! The night, which hosted the Joshua Redman Trio, Christian McBride band, and Herbie Hancock (pictured, left), was a hot one--literally and figuratively. As concertgoers made the pilgrimage into what is really almost an exclusive little modern shopping and gastronomic "gated community," the sunset created the intial lightning for the rustic but perfect venue.

While never easy to control sound in an open air theatre, the Bowl does so pretty well, depending on the seating.They have nicely mastered the art of the performance closeup on the projection scree--so close not a bead of sweat on the performers was missing. And perspiration there was as these gifted individuals graced the stage one after the other with both renditions and self-compositions in that cool style so appropriate to jazz.

Joshua Redman prefers the gentlemen's style with a suit, no tie-approach as he really plays such improvisational magic that it's amazing to think that it's really just coming from a mere mortal. McBride's band offered the more funky, short-sleeved approach, which is really no less entertaining and talented, albeit a little more "fusion" jazz station friendly (oh, did I mention this was sponsored by KKJZ-Kjazz 88.1 fm). Crowds were taken up and down with both mellow and uptempo cuts by both of these opening acts who are nothing if not gracious.

But certainly after intermission, the fans were ready for Hancock who warmly greeted the audience in a white polka-dot on black shirt. It was an interesting mix with his band featuring a talented guitarist from Benin, Africa; a drummer; and bassist. Where things may have seemed just a bit off though was the inclusion of a violinist who, though talented, was not really a jazz violinist and a bit "folky" as a soloist at times, but so be it. Hancock was in fine form although admitting the night before was the first in his own bed in two months after a European tour! The only down note was that the performance lasted less than an hour!

If you have the chance to catch any one of these acts again, do.

Kudos to the Bowl parking staff who made exiting a dream from the parking lot just across from the Bowl. Thanks to Sabrina in the press office for the last-minute hookup.


If you are keeping your pulse on a key part of the youth market, then you definitely are aware of statistics and events surrounding the big X Games, which just too place here in Los Angeles. One of the hottest parties though was thrown by the slick Vapors Magazine and intricate C16 Autostyle Magazine as they presented the Subaru & DC Shows X Games afterparty.

Red carpet humming, lightbulbs flashing, crowds pulsating; that was the hub that night at Avalon Club Hollywood. From beginning to end, this was really a seamless blend of just the right sponsors complimenting each other at what turned out to be a nice little party of 20 and 30 something movers and shakers in Hollywood. A balmy night brought out a nice multicultural mix of folks partied in the various rooms of this mega club and sipped from the open bar sponsored by Margaritavile Tequila.

What added to the night were the slide presentations of Subaru race footage, DC sneaker displays, and more subtly but not overbearingly getting into your subconscious.

Highlights of course were performances. While we did not catch them all, Rhymefest definitely held it down (surprisingly well for an artist kinda new to the scene at least signing-wise). DJ AM did a special collabo with homeboy Travis Barker of Blink 182. Seemingly kinda crazy at first, this was a "duet" of sorts that featured AM scratchin' and mixin' to Barker banging the hell of out of a live drum set, shirtless and ripped. Nicely creative and definite energy, though we are thinkin' the impact would have been even more powerful if the set lasted just a bit less leaving the crowd still hungry and wanting more.

As it was a "school night," we didn't stay too long and made our exit while it was still fun.

Of course, shout out to Amy at in2it media, for always lookin' out and makin' the mission smooth and simple!

Vivica A Fox celebratin'--and workin'--her birthday in Toronto at last weekend's mega Caribbean fest--Caribana. She hosted a party at hot T.O. spot Purgatory. Among the glitterati was also an Air Canada flight attendant.whom Fox befriended during the flight--proving that Fox always keeps it real.

The red carpet and paparazzi were in full-effect on Saturday, August 5, for multi-platinum/Grammy Award-winning/actress-in-waiting Mariah Carey's Adventures of Mimi official co
ncert after-party at Nocturnal, downtown Miami. Joining her were Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Benny Medina, Timberland, and DJ Clue from "Live and Direct" on MTV.
.......... Mariah Carey & Busta Rhymes


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Friday, August 04, 2006


Issue #30
Hollywood has declared 30 as the new 20, but we're fabulous no matter what the number, kidz. Believe it.


MEDIA MEGALOMANIA...Yes folks, Viacom--which currently owns Paramount Pictures, MTV, BET, VH-1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central (and this doesn't even include the other entity's--CBS Corp.--companies)--will have its mitts in a gang of college media outlets. It was just announced that MTV Networks will acquire Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing Networks. Y2M is the parent of College Publisher, which sells ads for 2,000-plus on-campus print publications and 450 online campus papers. Through this purchase, MTV can now to bundle those sales ops with avails on its own MTV Networks on Campus, which already reaches 750 colleges. Talk about media behemoth. Just where do independent-owned and independent-minded media outlets fit in?

UTA WANTS BLADE CUT...On Monday in California Superior Court in Los Angeles United Talent Agency sued Wesley Snipes for back commissions they say they're owed for Blade: Trinity and other films. According to the suit, while Snipes, who earned at least $13 million for the 2004 Blade sequel, paid about $717,000 in commissions to UTA, he still owes them $584,000. UTA also wants commissions totaling $2 million-plus related to its 10% representation fee on three other films. Needless to say after all this, dude will probably be seeking new representation.

TALKING HEAD?...Word around town is that Vivica A. Fox, whose Lifetime drama series "Missing" was not renewed, is meeting with studios to discuss hosting a syndicated daytime project. Loving Vivica, but we don't need yet more short-lived self-righteousness on daytime TV, do we? Think bigger; create an overall production deal and work it, Mama.

NOT FEELING DALLAS...Things seem to be shaky for Dallas, the movie. The director, Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde), reportedly left because he wasn't happy with the casting (John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez, Marcia Cross, Shirley MacLaine)--which insiders say were his first choices. So female director of color Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), a filmmaker of Indian descent, was hired. But now J. Lo has dropped out of the film, giving no public reason why. Still, production on the 20th Century Fox 2007 film could start in October. Hey, we're curious to see the direction Chadha takes with the '80s phenom.

CONDOLENCES...One of Urban Hollywood's most in-demand stage managers Valdez Flagg is mourning the death of his niece, Zuri Williams (29), killed in a drive-by shooting in L.A. on July 20th. He and his family have set up a memorial fund to cover immediate expenses, and create a scholarship fund for the single mother's three children. Send condolences and contributions to: Zuri Williams Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5108, Culver City, CA 90231-5108.

GLOBAL ACTIVIST ACTOR...Fresh from protesting the bulldozing of an urban farm in L.A., Danny Glover, 59, was in San Juan earlier this week to help rally Puerto Rico's hotel workers to join the local branch of the Gastronomical Union, in order to gain better pay and benefits. Acting roles may be fleeting, but an activist's work is never done.

IT'S A CYBER GIRL'S THANG...Move over guy geeks, it seems that women now make up 52% of the U.S. online population, with nearly 100 million American females projected to be online by 2008. And according to a Best Buy study, women buy 55% of electronics items. Wonder if the networks are noticing these numbers--perfect way to reach female viewers might be online.

LAW & DISORDER...First Courtney B. Vance exited the NBC show "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Now, our sources tell us that Nona Gaye just quit as his replacement in the role of assistant D.A.--and she hadn't even started taping. Apparently, Gaye was not comfortable with some of the creative decisions made about the character. Theresa Randle (right) has stepped into the role but signed on for only three shows, with an option to become a regular. Stay tuned as the musical chairs continues.

JUST SAY NO... We know you loved reading our piece "Digital Hookups: Tech Toys Black Hollywood Can't Live Without" (issue #9, March 10) but some folks have become too wired--throwing etiquette to wind just to get their electronics fix. Well, for you Hollywood heads who are addicted to your BlackBerry, there's rehab of a sorts in the Windy City. The Sheraton Chicago Hotel ( is offering a “CrackBerry Detox” package. When you check in, the manager will put your BlackBerry or other communication devices under lock and key. The latest "in" thing--digital detox.


In an effort to boost its sagging bottom line, AOL announced earlier this week that it will now start offering its service for free. Currently, AOL now has 17.6 million customers who pay monthly charges. Now, anyone with high-speed Internet access can download the AOL software free. The company is hoping this will bring back some of the 9 million users it has reportedly lost over the past five years. According to AOL, it will cease advertising its dial-up service, which costs $9.95 to $25.90. This also will save the company, it says, $1 billion a year. Current subscribers must call AOL customer service (888-265-8008) to stop paying. And ex-subscribers who quit in the past two years can reclaim their e-mail addresses for free by signing on to AOL to reactivate. But in another move, AOL announced that it will be cutting a quarter of its work staff--5,000 employees in all--to further streamline its operations.



One of Hollywood's best kept secrets is starting to be found out by more and more filmmakers in search of support.

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has quietly become a valuable asset for making, marketing, maintaining black cinema. Founded in 1996, the nonprofit, public benefit organization, is designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history, and the future, of blacks in the film and television industries.

Many in the industry have come to rally behind one of the BHERC initiatives--The First Weekend Club ( Launched in March 1997, the club works as a financial advocate for films by and featuring the talents of African-Americans--in front of and behind the cameras. The First Weekend Club, which boasts more than 35,000 members nationwide, encourages through various forms of communication that people get out to the movies on the first weekend--thus boosting the opening day box office for black films. And not only do the First Weekend Club members pledge to support movies by and featuring blacks in prominent roles, they promise to encourage 10 other filmgoers to do the same. They have chapters in Chicago, Dallas, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

Currently the FWC is encouraging consumers to see Miami Vice, Shadowboxer, and Little Man. The next targeted films are Snakes on A Plane and Swap Meet, both opening August 18th. One of the FWC's biggest successes to date was the response for How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Due in part to the FWC push, in August 1998, Magic Johnson Theatres in Los Angeles had sell-out crowds on all seven screens for the opening of the film. The FWC Los Angeles chapter, with 4,700 members, went to the theatre en masse. The movie had an opening week-end gross of $11.3 million.

"We don't say 'you're watching the wrong movie,'" says Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC Founder/President. "Instead, we advocate broadening the types of movies people go to see. We need to develop a better understanding about the images that influence opinions about African Americans and other people of color, worldwide."

After a film is targeted and before it hits the theaters, the FWC posts information about it on its organization's Website ( Members are contacted by phone, fax, e-mail, mail. After seeing films, they rate them on comment cards and offer suggestions, which are sent to the studios. Even studios such as Miramax, who has held private screenings with FWC members for feedback, are taking note of the longstanding vote-at-the-box-office campaign.

Besides FWC, BHERC offers a number of other events and services for filmmakers and film-lovers. The BHERC, for example, annually hosts a series of film festivals (Reel Black Men and and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase), the African-American Film Marketplace, and the venue is often used to showcase new talent and screen new films. Then there's the Center's educational programs, including the annual Artistry in Motion, an animation seminar led by industry professionals for middle and high school students. And, since its founding, the BHERC's scholarship projects have awarded more than $500,000 in equipment, in-kind services, and resources to film students and independent filmmakers.

The BHERC. A powerful resource, right around the corner.

I've loved summers at the Hollywood Bowl for as long as I can remember. The outdoor amphitheater in L.A. is unrivaled for its beauty on a balmy summer night. In the twilight hour, as the sun begins to rest, the shadow of its light shimmers over the surrounding hills. Gorgeous. And as summer dies down, what better way to end the season than a night at the Bowl.

From the L.A. Philharmonic to Sade the Bowl has something for everyone on its performance calendar that runs from mid-June and through early October. This past Friday night, I attended the Bowl's staged presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Sound of Music. The production was flawless from our terrace seats, complete with John Mauceri orchestrations and an all-star cast including Tony nominee Melissa Errico as Maria von Trapp with John Schneider as Captain von Trapp and the legendary Marni Nixon as Mother Abbess. What a treat!

As I said, one can't beat the grandeur and quality entertainment at the Bowl. But with every good thing, there are some negatives. The two worst aspects of the Bowl experience? The parking and the uncomfortable seating. Parking can't be helped. But the seats--There is really no excuse.

If you are unlucky enough to be on the benches, just bring a pillow and enjoy the show. After all, you paid between $8 and $20--what do you expect? But the box seats in the terrace and circle areas should be more comfortable for all the money that patrons spend--upwards of $100 sometimes! The Bowl hasn't addressed this important consumer comfort issue.

But a fellow fan of the California institution has--and, boy, does it make a difference. Quirky cool entrepreneur Jonathan Sidy has come up with a fantastic invention called "SuiteSeat." SuiteSeats ($342) are custom-designed, handmade-slip covers for the garden and terrace box seats in the Hollywood Bowl.

I can't say enough about these durable, colorful covers, which are precisely padded for derriere, arm and back support. And if that weren't enough, they provide an elegant look to your box and come in all kinds of colors. Many patrons asked about our "special seats." Hopefully, one day the Bowl will get smart and make these must-have cushions available for rental on-site. But until then, visit

Ironically, as I sat at my favorite summer venue in my new favorite, supercool SuiteSeat, the glorious notes of "My Favorite Things" floated through the warm summer air. Cozy and snug as a bug, I felt like I was on the very best place on earth.
--Marie Maye for The Robertson Treatment (, special to The A-List

Tamiko Nash
(Ms. California) won the poker tournament at Chris Webber’s annual weekend charity fundraiser. Her prize? A private jet to anywhere in the world. Other celebrities seen chillin’ over the weekend at Ceasar’s Palace included: Tracee Ellis-Ross, Regina King, Alimi Ballard (CBS' "Numb3rs"), Miguel Ferrer ("Crossing Jordan"), Keshia Knight Pulliam, Salli Richardson ("Eureka"), Dondre Whitfield, and Finesse Mitchell ("Saturday Night Live").

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Didn't get your Flip The Script screener or go to a screening? Well, you may be able to score a free DVD of the film--before it hits the stores!

The first 15 A-List readers who hit us back at with the correct answer to-- At what recent film festival did The A-List catch a screening of Flip The Script?--gets a free Flip The Script DVD. Tip: Check The A-List archives by using our new Google search feature.

The romantic comedy Flip the Script arrives on DVD, August 22, 2006 from Codeblack Entertainment. Starring Miguel Nuenz (Juwanna Man, Nutty Professor II), Robin Givens (Head of State, Boomerang), and Mel Jackson (Deliver Us From Eva, Playing With Fire), Flip the Script is an urban variation of the 1980s big screen classic Big Chill. It tells the story of what happens when a group of close-knit friends are reunited to attend the funeral of one of their friends. As the group tries to re-gel, sparks emerge, and personalities clash as they are force to reconcile the idealism of their youth with the reality of their present lives.


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