By Jack Barnes
Manny Halley has been a reputable day-to-day music manager for many top recording artist which includes Shyne, Nicki Minaj, Keyshia Cole, and Young Thug to name but a few. His freshman effort in filmed entertainment began with a reality-serial based on the life and times of Grammy Nominated R&B musical sensation, Keyshia Cole. Halley’s Imani Productions, helmed the 100 Episodes of “KEYSHIA COLE : THE WAY IT IS” for BET and its spin-off “FRANKIE AND NEFFE”. Making both series bonafide hits for the Viacom owned network. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
“True to the Game,” the film adaptation of the book by New York Times’ best-selling author Teri Woods, hit theaters September 7, 2017 and came in as the #1 independent film at the box office. The opening weekend earned $472k at the box office, with only 419 screens, earning back half the film’s budget in one weekend. Most importantly it ranked #17 in the top 20 movies of the weekend and 8th in the top 10 of per screen average earnings. It beat out other independent films without backing from a studio or distributor.
“True to the Game” is the drama that follows the love story between a prominent, Philadelphia drug dealer, Quadir Richards (Columbus Short) and around the way girl, Gena Rollins (Erica Peeples). Quadir has trouble balancing his street life and his newfound love, while Gena finally gives in to Quadir despite her initial reservations. The film also stars Vivica A. Fox, Draya Michele, Andra Fuller and the late Nelsan Ellis. Directed by Preston A. Whitmore II.
As Halley’s Imani Media Group prepares for the digital releases and Home Video options for February 2018, Halley has begun pre-production of another Teri Woods best-seller, “DUTCH”, which is slated to hit screens on September 8, 2018 . Imani Media Group is a self-financed and self-distributed filmed entertainment studio based in Los Angeles with a focus on both theatrical and broadcast productions.
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