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March 16, 2016 - It was recently confirmed that a new dramatic series is in the final stages of development for Have Faith Productions and Canadian Broadcaster Channel Zero, with the U.S. network to be announced shortly. The show, titled Hudson, will be shot in Toronto, and will focus on the divide of community and neighborhoods and the police precincts that hold both sides together through intertwined relationships, pitting the wealthy against the not-so-wealthy, and vice versa. With this series, you'll see who has landed where, how they fit, and if they ultimately belong.

Have Faith Productions has made quite an impressive name for themselves, having recently been behind the major film production Sons 2 the Grave, which stars Brad James, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Trevor Jackson, Justin Martin, Messiah James, Maria Howell, Demetria McKinney, and a host of other major names in the business. Sons 2 The Grave is currently screening, with plans of a theatrical release soon.

Hudson will feature a laundry list of amazing talent, including some hip-hop royalty who will join the cast.

While no official timeline has been announced in regard to debut of Hudson, the time is coming rather soon. Stay tuned to UGDigital for updates regarding the debut.






SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LIONSGATE's ® (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE and MANHATTAN, and its limited series HOUDINI earned a total of 24 Emmy® nominations today, including an eighth consecutive Outstanding Drama Series nomination for four-time Emmy® winner MAD MEN (AMC); a Drama Series nomination for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix); and four lead acting nominations including MAD MEN's Jon Hamm (his eighth consecutive drama nod) and Elisabeth Moss (her fifth nomination in this category), NURSE JACKIE's Edie Falco (an Emmy® winner and six-time nominee for this role), and Adrien Brody, who landed his first Emmy nomination for HOUDINI.      

MAD MEN's 11 nominations also include nods for Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (her sixth nomination), two Writing nominations, as well as nods for Production Design, Casting, Editing, Hairstyling and Makeup.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK scored a total of 4 nominations, including nods for Uzo Aduba as Supporting Actress, Pablo Schreiber as Guest Actor, and Casting, along with its Drama Series nomination.

In addition to Edie Falco's nomination for NURSE JACKIE and Adrien Brody's nomination for HOUDINI, Lionsgate picked up 6 additional HOUDINI nods in the Directing, Cinematography, Picture Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Makeup categories, as well as a Main Title Design nomination for MANHATTAN.  

"We're extremely proud of our incredible roster of nominated shows and we thank the TV Academy for this tremendous recognition," said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. "These nominations underscore our commitment to producing highly entertaining and original programs that resonate deeply with viewers and inspire broader cultural conversation."    

This year's nominations are as follows:


Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jon Hamm
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Christina Hendricks
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – "Person to Person" – Matthew Weiner
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – "Lost Horizon" – Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More) -- Dan Bishop, Shanna Starzyk, Claudette Didul
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series –"Person to Person" – Tom Wilson
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series – Theraesa Rivers, Arturo Rojas, Valerie Jackson, Ai Nakata 
Outstanding Make-Up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) – Lana Horochowski, Ron Pipes, Maurine Burke, Jennifer Greenberg


Outstanding Drama Series 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Uzo Aduba
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Pablo Schreiber 
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Jennifer Euston

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Edie Falco

Outstanding Main Title Design – Dan Gregoras, Jeremy Cox, Jon Hassell, Griffin Frazen


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series of Movie – Adrien Brody
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special – Uli Edel
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie – Night 1 – Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or a Movie – Night 1 – Sabrina Plisco, David Beatty
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special – Night 1 – Michael J. Benavent, David Beadle, Timothy A. Cleveland, Rachel Corrales, Paul Diller, Gary Megregian, Ryan Maguire, Michael Sana, John Snider, Robert Ulrich, Lance Wiseman, Jim Harrison, Joan Rowe
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie – Night 1 – Tamas Csaba, Onnalee Blank, Ken Burton
Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) – Night 1 – Gregor Eckstein  

After seven groundbreaking seasons and 92 episodes, MAD MEN recently concluded its celebrated run on AMC as one of the most honored series in television history. The program has won dozens of awards, including three Golden Globes® for Best Drama and four Emmys® for Outstanding Drama Series, tying the all-time record for Emmy® wins in the category. Additional honors include a Peabody Award, three Producers Guild Awards and six Writers Guild Awards among many others, and for seven consecutive years the series has been named as one of AFI's Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs. Set in New York in the 1960's, Mad Men has riveted audiences with its depiction of the seductive and intriguing world of Madison Avenue advertising, winning acclaim for its brilliantly drawn characters and its historical authenticity in costume and design. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Christopher Stanley, Jessica Pare, Jay R. Ferguson, Kevin Rahm, Kiernan Shipka and Mason Vale Cotton. Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros. Scott Hornbacher and Janet Leahy are also executive producers.   

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, now in production on its fourth season, is the most-watched original series on Netflix in all of its territories around the world. The critically acclaimed series has become a global pop culture phenomenon, earning 12 Emmy nominations – the most of any comedy series – and three Emmy wins last year.  The program was named in 2014 and 2015 to AFI's annual list of the Top 10 Television Programs of the Year, and its numerous additional honors include two SAG Awards, a Peabody, a Producers Guild Award, two People's Choice Awards, four Critics' Choice TV Awards and four Golden Globe® nominations. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling as Brooklynite Piper Chapman whose decade-old relationship with a drug runner results in her arrest and 15-month detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric and outspoken group of inmates. The series' diverse ensemble also includes Uzo Aduba, Jason Biggs, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Michael J. Harney, Natasha Lyonne, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Dascha Polanco, Laura Prepon, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, Lorraine Toussaint and Samira Wiley. Orange is the New Black is executive produced by Jenji Kohan and produced by Lionsgate. 

NURSE JACKIE, which recently concluded its seventh and final season on Showtime, stars Edie Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital. Between chronic back pain and a personal life constantly on the edge of collapse, she struggles to relieve the pain and stay one step ahead of total disaster. Falco has earned numerous honors for this role, including an Emmy® Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, an additional five Emmy® nods in this category, and seven SAG Award nominations, making her the most nominated TV performer in SAG Awards history with a total of 21 nominations. Merritt Wever was also recognized for her work on the show with her first Supporting Actress Emmy® for a comedy in 2013. Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Facinelli, Ruby Jerins, Stephen Wallem and Mackenzie Aladjem also star. Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach.

MANHATTAN, described by Time Magazine as "the TV season's secret weapon," has earned widespread critical acclaim and will launch its second season on WGN America this fall. Created by Sam Shaw and directed by Emmy Award®-winning director Thomas Schlamme, the series is set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science -- the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb – and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. The ensemble cast includes Emmy®-nominated actor John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Katja Herbers, Helen Prins, Alexia Fast, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus and Daniel Stern. Multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee William Petersenhas joined the cast as a regular for season two, which will also feature Mamie Gummer and Griffin Dunne, among others, in recurring roles. Manhattan is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios. 

Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody stars HOUDINI, an event miniseries that premiered on HISTORY in September 2014 and tells the story of The Great Harry Houdini from his humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls across the globe. Along the way to becoming America's first world-renowned superstar, he engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. The scripted miniseries also stars Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones. Houdini is a Lionsgate/A+E Studios co-production, written by Academy Award® nominee Nicholas Meyer and directed by Academy Award® nominee Uli Edel. Gerald W. Abrams and Andras Hamori are executive producers. 

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit series Orange is the New Black, the critically-acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate's The DUFFJohn WickNow You See Me, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films' Addicted and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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Sony Movie Channel Presents An August "Friday Features" Lineup Featuring 'Anaconda', 'Boyz N Da Hood', & More....

Sony Movie Channel Presents An August "Friday Features" Lineup Featuring 'Anaconda', 'Boyz N Da Hood', & More....



CULVER CITY, Calif., July 10, 2015  -- Start the weekend with Sony Movie Channel (SMC) as the network presents an all-star lineup of blockbuster hits and fan-favorites, airing throughout the month as part of the primetime Friday Features block. The month opens with a two-pack of "Terror in the Water" thrillers on August 7, starring Jennifer Lopez as the leader of a documentary crew in the Amazon, who is forced to help snake hunter Jon Voight take down a giant—and deadly—serpent in the 1997 cult smash ANACONDA, with Ice Cube, Owen Wilson, Danny Trejo, and Eric Stoltz. And Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset run afoul of vicious treasure hunters while on vacation in Bermuda, in the 1977 Peter Benchley adventure THE DEEP, with Robert Shaw, Eli Wallach, and Louis Gossett Jr.

Tune in for a block of "inner city crime tales" on August 14, as SMC presents John Singleton's powerful 1991 directorial debut BOYZ N THE HOOD, starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Morris Chestnut as boyhood friends who come of age in the streets of South Central; Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and Regina King also star. And the brothers MacManus are forced out of retirement when someone frames them for the murder of a priest, in the fan favorite 2009 action epic THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY, starring Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flannery, and Peter Fonda.

Then, on August 21, it's a night of big hits and bigger laughs with an "Action Comedy" block, starring Owen Wilson as a secret agent who must work with cocky boxing champ Eddie Murphy to take down arms dealer Malcolm McDowell in 2002's I SPY, with Famke Janssen. And the iconic Chris Farley stars in one of his final films as a young shipwreck survivor raised by ninjas, who puts his training to the test to defeat a villainous counterfeiter in the 1997 Kung-Fu farce BEVERLY HILLS NINJA, with Nicollette Sheridan and Chris Rock.

The month comes to a close on August 28, with a pair of critically acclaimed
"Period Pieces," as Gary Busey brings the music and legacy of Rock N' Roll hero Buddy Holly to life in the Oscar®-winning 1978 biopic THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY; followed by Kathleen Turner as a housewife who gets a second chance at life when she's transported back in time at her high school reunion in Francis Ford Coppola's 1986 fantasy PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, with Joan Allen, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Jim Carrey in one of his earliest film roles.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit
In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink and Suddenlink. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.comFacebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

@Garyowencomedy Back at #ClevelandImprov Starting Tonight...

@Garyowencomedy Back at #ClevelandImprov Starting Tonight...


We hope you're ready to get you laugh on Cleveland! It all starts tonight, with the return of comedian Gary Owen. 

It's sure to be a weekend of gut-wrenching laughs, as Owen is back here in the city to perform a lineup of 7 shows between tonight and Sunday! Thinking of each and everyone of his past shows, this is definitely an occasion you do not want to miss out on. It's not too late to get your tickets either. Simply log on to and order your regular or GOLD seating packages. Typically, Gary's shows are a sold-out affair, so you surely want to act fast!

In other Gary Owen news, he's also gearing up for the release of the new film Get Hard, in which he is featured alongside fellow comedians and actors Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. 

For more information and continuous updates on Gary Owen, visit his official website at

Join #GCUFF for Screening of "Sixteen" at the Cleveland International Film Festival...

Join #GCUFF for Screening of "Sixteen" at the Cleveland International Film Festival...

 Join GCUFF for three screenings of the new film "Sixteen" as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival. Screenings will take place over a 3-day time frame, and will be at Tower City Cinemas at 230 W. Huron Road

"Sixteen" is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier now living in London is forced to confront his violent past when he witnesses a stabbing. See full synopsis below:


To rescue him from the horror of being a child soldier in the Congo, Jumah's mother gave him up for adoption. Now, on the brink of his 16th birthday, Jumah lives in London with his adoptive mother. But the dreams of his former life haunt him, and he is easily provoked to bursts of violence. One night Jumah witnesses a classmate commit a murder in an underpass. The classmate fears discovery and now Jumah is being threatened into silence, drawn dangerously close to a different type of war taking place in his school. The child soldier, who witnessed atrocities his fellow students can't imagine, is getting harder to control. Jumah only wants to be a barber, to live a normal life. But as the cycle of violence escalates around him, the point of supreme crisis is approaching. Riveting and intense, SIXTEEN bares his inner war to the viewer. Jumah has been pushed to the moment that will decide not only what type of man he will become, but whether or not he survives to become one. - C.R.


Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30pm Code: SIXT26

Friday, March 27 @ 2:05pm Code: SIXT27

Saturday, March 28 @ 4:40pm Code: SIXT28


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The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was established with the artistic vision to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors from the African Diaspora to present and expose their work to the diverse audience in Greater Cleveland. As a film festival, the GCUFF identifies emerging talents and established artists who are contributing to the cinematic legacy of African Americans.