Exclusive: Juventus Comedy Block party Set for an extensive theatrical release via Iconic Events, which is set to release on June 8, has also been selected for BET and BET + Linear and Streaming from June 16.
Director Don Wilkinson’s film centers on KK McQueen (Antoinette Robertson), a recent graduate of Harvard who is eager to leave his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI for his dream job in Atlanta. But when Keke discovers that her one-time super-sharp Grandma Janice (Academy Award nominee Margaret Avery) is showing early signs of dementia, she risks her career to save Grandma’s famous Juventus block party. In the process, Keke falls in love with his hometown.
Block party Also starring Pheasant Love, Lionel, Golden Brooks, Charlene Yee, John Amos, Gary Anthony Williams, Brad William Henke, Birgundi Baker, Bill Cobbs, Terrell and Merle Dandridge. Lisa Mathis of Branch Out Productions co-wrote the screenplay and story with Christa Suh and Matt Allen. Sui and Allen have co-produced Mathis for Branch Out Productions, along with Robertson and Avery Exquisite Brooks, Dan Schenkman and Richard Alan Reed of BuzzFeed Studios. Seth Berkovitz of Trailer House Workshop Creative is the co-executive producer of the film.
“We can’t be more excited to present the first Juventus family comedy the world has ever seen,” Mathis told Deadline. “Block party The inclusion of Brunch Out is a very tangible symbol of the mission and it will be amazing to see it in theaters and streaming this June. We see it as the first of many diverse films. “
Steve Bunnell, CEO of Iconic, added: “We all fell in love with Iconic. Block party For its comedy, its authenticity, and its uplifting depiction of the life of the Midwestern community. This will be Iconic’s first world premiere event. This image has not been seen anywhere else and we are proud that everyone across America can come together in theaters starting June 8 to share the love and joy of this important celebration. “
A fast-growing name in event cinema, Iconic Events Releasing brings all sorts of live and filmed entertainment to the movie theater as a special limited engagement event, allowing fans to see their choices on the big screen. Programming includes live pay-per-view sports, e-sports competitions, anime, music and comedy events, award-winning television specials, Broadway productions, holiday specials, family events, album release live events and rock concerts. The diversity company has recently enjoyed success with jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, Bo Burnham: InsideMonthly Marquee UFC Fight and 25th Anniversary SelinaAnd there’s a varied slate with the upcoming North American premiere Rioma! Prince of TennisAs part of AX Cinema Nights, in partnership with Anime Expo.
Branch Out Productions is a female- and black-owned production company founded by Lisa Mathis, Lisa Oliver-King and Andola Mathis, outside of Grand Rapids. It has also produced in the last two years Mighty Oak And Runs and guns, Both sorted by paramount Produced by Mathis, Allen and Sue, the film is produced by industry veterans Gabriel Roth and Marvin Towns Jr.
BuzzFeed Studios and CAA negotiated the deal Block party. Was replaced by the Wilkinson Verve; Allen and Sue by Kaplan-Stahler and Zero Gravity Management.