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LISARAYE MCCOY DIRECTORIAL DEBUT FILM, “SKINNED,” ACQUIRED BY ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS/FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA
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October, 2018 – The critically acclaimed film, “Skinned” was acquired by Entertainment Studios/Freestyle Digital Media dedicated to delivering real life entertainment programming from the African American point of view. Accomplished actress, business and philanthropist LisaRaye McCoy to address the global misusage of skin lightening products. “We set out to produce a film not only to address the global epidemic, but more importantly, the history among people of color regarding the way we think and the acceptance of our given gifts. I am extremely excited to host a Live Facebook to address this problem and discuss solutions to encourage and inspire all to “#Love the Skin Your In” said LisaRaye.
Sharon Tomlinson, CEO, Studio 11 Films stated, “This film will impact those who are struggling with their own identity and self-worth. There hasn’t been a film to address this epidemic since Spike Lee’s School Daze and there is something borderline menacing about a society that thinks beauty only applies to certain skin tones. That thinking has provoked the insecure to take drastic measures such as bleaching their skin to ensure they fall into that skin tone category”.
“Though African Americans are 10 percent of the buying audience of skin lightening products, it is a multi-billiondollar market in Africa with Nigeria taking the largest portion at 77 percent” said co-producer Lotten Yeaney. Nollywood international film and television star Van Vicker donated his time and energy to play a key role in the film. “I am honored that I was asked to step in and support a film to address a worldwide issue,” said Vicker.
“The subject of skin lightening is intriguing to people of all races,” said Freestyle Digital Media Acquisitions Director, Rachel Koehler. “We at Freestyle Digital are proud to bring awareness of this important topic to viewers in October.”
About Studio 11 Films
Studio 11 Films is a full-service production company dedicated to producing unconventional content for film, television and new media platforms. The company focuses on content that highlights various social and cultural issues motivating positive thinking. Based in Atlanta, GA, Studio 11 Films has offices in Las Vegas and incubated inside Nevada Partners Incorporated, through its 11eleven11 program, training and educating aspiring screenwriters, producers, directors and editors to build a career in Nevada. The program, selected as part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, made history when its participants became the first certified group of movie/TV Production Assistants in the State of Nevada since 2014.
About Entertainment Studios/Freestyle Digital Media
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns eight 24-hour HD cable television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 41 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. In 2015, Entertainment Studios purchased Freestyle Releasing, now called Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, a full service, theatrical motion picture distribution company specializing in wide release commercial content. For more information, visit: www.freestyledigitalmedia.tv
“Skinned Official Trailer” – For more information, call 860.966.1480