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Netflix releases poster and trailer for dance comedy Step Sisters

With less than three weeks to go until Step Sisters arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a poster and trailer for the dance comedy. Directed by Charles Stone III, the film stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Gage Golightly, Marque Richardson, Naturi Naughton, and Matt McGorry; check them out here…

“Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke) seems to excel at everything: She’s president of her sorority, captain of the step crew, liaison to the college dean and a star student who is on her way to to Harvard Law School. But when Jamilah is asked to teach a misbehaving, mostly white sorority how to step, success seems impossible. Without telling her own sorority sisters, Jamilah begins training rivals Sigma Beta Beta (Sbb) for the “Steptacular” competitive dance competition.”

Step Sisters is set to arrive on Netflix on January 19th.

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Trailer Watch: A Sorority Learns About Sisterhood in “Step Sisters”

Step Sisters

“Nobody respects you guys because you don’t respect each other,” a reluctant step coach tells her new team in a trailer for “Step Sisters.” The upcoming Netflix comedy centers on Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke, “Damien”), a star student determined to attend Harvard Law School. She’s the president of her sorority and the captain of their step crew, but steps down from her duties to concentrate her energies on Harvard. It’s not long before she’s dragged back to step — but not by her own crew.

When a rival sorority becomes embroiled in scandal, the college dean enlists Jamilah. If she helps coach their step team and cleans up their image, she’s guaranteed admission to Harvard. “I can’t teach them. My black card would get revoked,” she insists. But she’s ultimately persuaded to help the notoriously rowdy, mostly white sorority and keeps her
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Trailer For Netflix's Sorority Dance Film Step Sisters Shows Potential

Imagine if Bring It On was combined with Pitch Perfect with a dash of The House Bunny. That is the vibe I get from the new trailer for Step Sisters. Overall this movie looks like it has quite a bit of potential. It was directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline) and choreographed by Aakomon Jones (Pitch Perfect) which will help. Here’s a synopsis for those that can’t watch the trailer:

Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? But when the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue. Her mission is to not only teach the rhythmically-challenged girls how to step dance,
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Megalyn Echikunwoke Stars in First Trailer for Comedy 'Step Sisters'

"White people steppin'?!" "I know..." Netflix has unveiled a trailer for an indie comedy titled Step Sisters, a fictionalized feature about a step dancing competition and a sorority. Megalyn Echikunwoke stars as a top-of-the-class woman at a university who is tasked with teaching her "misbehaving, mostly white sorority how to step" but gets into all kinds of trouble when she instead decides to train her rival sorority house to get ready for the competition. The cast includes Matt McGorry, Naturi Naughton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Marque Richardson, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, and Alessandra Torresani. Unfortunately, this looks pretty terrible, even though there seems to be good intentions behind it. I would recommend just watching the documentary Step instead, about actual step dancers. Have fun. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Charles Stone III's Step Sisters, direct from YouTube: Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke) seems to
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"Step Sisters"

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from "Step Sisters", the new dance comedy feature directed by Charles Stone III, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke, airing on Netflix January 19, 2018:

"...'Jamilah' is an ambitious college student. She's president of her sorority, captain of the highly regarded step dance team, a trusted liaison to the college dean and has plans to attend Harvard.

"But after her school's reputation is tarnished by a band of hard-partying sorority girls, Jamilah is forcibly enlisted to help set things right..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Step Sisters"...
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Netflix's Step Sisters Trailer: Get Ready for 2018's Biggest Dance Battle

Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for one of their first original movies in 2018, Step Sisters, which debuts January 19 on the streaming service. It will actually be the second Netflix original movie to be released this year, followed by The Polka King starring Jack Black on January 12, then followed by A Futile and Stupid Gesture starring Will Forte on January 26. This new comedy takes viewers inside the world of collegiate step dancing, with one ambitious young woman asked to help out a rival sorority.

Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke) seems to excel at everything: She's president of her sorority, captain of the step dance crew, liaison to the college dean and a star student who is on her way to to Harvard Law School. But when Jamilah is asked to teach a misbehaving, mostly white sorority how to step, success seems impossible. Without telling her own sorority sisters, Jamilah
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Netflix Steps In To Land Sorority Comedy ‘Step Sisters’

Netflix Steps In To Land Sorority Comedy ‘Step Sisters’
Exclusive: Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Step Sisters, the Charles Stone III-directed sorority comedy that had been in the works at Broad Green Pictures. That company had planned a March theatrical release for the pic, but in August said it was shuttering its production division, with about 50 development projects being kicked back to filmmakers to be set up elsewhere. Step Sisters, penned by Dear White People‘s Chuck Hayward, was one of those, after Broad…
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Erica Ash Joins Lionsgate’s ‘Uncle Drew’; Tara Buck & Shane Johnson Star In ‘Son of Perdition’

Erica Ash Joins Lionsgate’s ‘Uncle Drew’; Tara Buck & Shane Johnson Star In ‘Son of Perdition’
Erica Ash, who stars in the Starz series Survivor's Remorse, has signed on for Uncle Drew, the film based on a series of Pepsi commercials starring NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, which will be released via Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment on June 29. Charles Stone III directs the pic, which stars Get Out‘s LilRel Howery as Dax who, after draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament, is dealt some unfortunate setbacks, including losing
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NBA Star Kyrie Irving’s ‘Uncle Drew’ Movie Scores Prime June 2018 Release

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving’s ‘Uncle Drew’ Movie Scores Prime June 2018 Release
Kyrie Irving’s “Uncle Drew” movie has received a prime summer release date on June 29, 2018, according to an announcement from Lionsgate on Tuesday. Directed by Charles Stone III (“Drumline”) and based on a series of Pepsi commercials starring Irving as the titular elderly basketball ace, “Uncle Drew” follows Dax (Lil Rel Howery), an aspiring street baller who drains his life savings to enter the famous Rucker Park tournament in Harlem, only to lose his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament, Dax asks his Uncle Drew to return to the court one more time...
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Broad Green: How Wall Street Wealth, A-List Talent, and Brash Decisions Made an Indie Player Implode

It takes guts to join the indie distribution fray, especially when the market is challenged by big buyers like Netflix and Amazon Studios (which, along with Annapurna, is optimistically taking over its own theatrical distribution) and television is chasing down the hottest indie talent. Even one-time high-flyer The Weinstein Co., which once knew better than anyone how to play the indie game, is evolving to survive during these changing times.

When Wall Street billionaires Gabriel Hammond, 38, and his brother, Daniel, 34, launched independent producer-distributor Broad Green Pictures three summers ago, Hollywood was skeptical. It was a strange time to reinvent a dying economic model.

Now, after trying to use arcane algorithms to determine what movies to make, Gabriel has decided to pull the plug on production. The breaking point was the July 14 release of John Leonetti’s “Wish Upon,” which grossed $13.2 million on a $12 million budget. (Theaters return about half of the take to the distributor,
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Broad Green: How Wall Street Wealth, A-List Talent, and Brash Decisions Made an Indie Player Implode

It takes guts to join the indie distribution fray, especially when the market is challenged by big buyers like Netflix and Amazon Studios (which, along with Annapurna, is optimistically taking over its own theatrical distribution) and television is chasing down the hottest indie talent. Even one-time high-flyer The Weinstein Co., which once knew better than anyone how to play the indie game, is evolving to survive during these changing times.

When Wall Street billionaires Gabriel Hammond, 38, and his brother, Daniel, 34, launched independent producer-distributor Broad Green Pictures three summers ago, Hollywood was skeptical. It was a strange time to reinvent a dying economic model.

Now, after trying to use arcane algorithms to determine what movies to make, Gabriel has decided to pull the plug on production. The breaking point was the July 14 release of John Leonetti’s “Wish Upon,” which grossed $13.2 million on a $12 million budget. (Theaters return about half of the take to the distributor,
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Shaquille O’Neal, Lil Rel Howery in Talks for Basketball Movie ‘Uncle Drew’

Shaquille O’Neal, Lil Rel Howery in Talks for Basketball Movie ‘Uncle Drew’
Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Rel Howery are in talks to join NBA star Kyrie Irving in basketball drama “Uncle Drew.”

Variety first reported on Feb. 9 that the project had been set up with Temple Hill Entertainment acquiring the feature film rights to Irving’s “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials. “Skiptrace” scribe Jay Longino was set to write the script and Irving was attached to reprise the role of Drew.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and John Fischer will produce the film. The original Pepsi Max advertisements showed Irving playing 70-year-old Uncle Drew, who would show up to pick-up basketball games and dominate players half his age, while reminiscing about how the game used to be played.

The film will center on a squad of the best geriatric basketball players who team up to at the famed Rucker Court in Harlem. Howery will play a young man who loves basketball and seeks out Uncle Drew’s help.

Charles Stone (“Drumline”) is directing. Lionsgate has acquired distribution rights to “Uncle Drew.”

Howery played a Tsa agent and best friend of Daniel Kaluuya’s character in Jordan Peele’s ” Get Out.” He’s repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

O’Neal spent 19 years in the NBA, winning three consecutive championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001-03, and a fourth with the Miami Heat in 2006. He retired in 2011.

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Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.

Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.
It was baffling when distributor Broad Green Pictures pulled Lucy Walker’s “Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Documentary” from the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, the same day as its intended premiere, with a press release that said the “post production process has taken longer than expected.”

Nearly a month later, Broad Green has made no further comment on the film’s status, but its homepage still boasts that “Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club documentary will have it’s [sic] official world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!”

That disconnect (and typo) could be a matter of sloppy site maintenance, but multiple IndieWire interviews with people familiar with Walker’s film and Broad Green suggest more complex issues dog the three-year-old would-be studio. (Walker declined to comment for this article; Broad Green executives didn’t respond to requests for comment.)

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Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.

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Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.
It was baffling when distributor Broad Green Pictures pulled Lucy Walker’s “Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Documentary” from the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, the same day as its intended premiere, with a press release that said the “post production process has taken longer than expected.” Nearly a month later, Broad Green has made no further comment on the film’s status, but its homepage still boasts that “Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club documentary will have it’s [sic] official world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!”

That disconnect (and typo) could be a matter of sloppy site maintenance, but multiple IndieWire interviews with people familiar with Walker’s film and Broad Green suggest more complex issues dog the three-year-old would-be studio. (Walker declined to comment for this article; Broad Green executives didn’t respond to requests for comment.)

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Charles Stone’s ‘Step Sisters’ Set for March 2017 Theatrical Release (Megalyn Echikunwoke, Naturi Naughton Star)

Charles Stone III directs the sorority/stepping dramedy “Step Sisters,” for Broad Green Pictures, which is produced by Matt Alvarez (“Straight Outta Compton”), Lena Waithe (“Dear White People” and who is developing her own series for Showtime) and Benjamin Cory Jones (“Hand… Continue Reading →
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Megalyn Echikunwoke’s ‘Step Sisters’ Comedy Scheduled for March Release

Megalyn Echikunwoke’s ‘Step Sisters’ Comedy Scheduled for March Release
Broad Green Pictures is giving a spring break release of March 31 to “Step Sisters,” the Megalyn Echikunwoke college dance comedy.

Step Sisters” also stars Eden Sher and Lyndon Smith with Matt McGorry, Naturi Naughton, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani and Marque Richardson.

The story centers on an ambitious college senior (Echikunwoke) who wants to go to law school. She teaches stepping to a group white sorority girls who risk losing their charter.

Charles Stone III directed from a script by Chuck Hayward. Producers are Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones.

Step Sisters,” formerly called “Ain’t No Half Stepping,” will open against Fox’s animated “Boss Baby,” Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell” and Focus’ Jessica Chastain drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

Echikunwoke’s credits include”90210,” “House of Lies,” “Mind Games” and the Vixen character on “Arrow.”

Broad Green has struggled this year with its mainstream releases,
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Broad Green Dates Comedy ‘Step Sisters’ For 2017

Broad Green Dates Comedy ‘Step Sisters’ For 2017
Broad Green Pictures has just dated is comedy Step Sisters from Drumline director Charles Stone, III for March 31, 2017. The comedy is about an ambitious college senior struggling to teach a hard-partying rival sorority how to step dance. Cultures clash and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones. The film, written by Chuck Hayward, stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, with Matt McGorry and Naturi Naughton. It was written by Chuck…
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‘Step Sisters’ Steps Into Spring 2017 For Broad Green

‘Step Sisters’ Steps Into Spring 2017 For Broad Green
Broad Green Pictures said today its sorority comedy Step Sisters will open on March 31. The pic is directed by Drumline‘s Charles Stone III and follows an ambitious college senior struggling to teach a hard-partying rival sorority how to step dance. Step Sisters stars Alessandra Torresani, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, with Matt McGorry and Naturi Naughton and was written by Chuck Hayward. Broad Green is making a go at releasing more mainstream fare after…
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Us Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali

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Us Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Mahershala Ali with the Breakthrough Performance Award on January 2 for his role in Moonlight at its annual Film Awards Gala. 

Ali earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations last week for the role and is the awards season frontrunner.

The actor, who also appears in Hidden Figures, was voted best supporting actor recently by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Broad Green Pictures will release the sorority comedy Step Sisters from Drumline director Charles Stone III on March 31. Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, with Matt McGorry and Naturi Naughton star.Katia Winter and newcomer Ashley Jones will star in the horror-thriller Unwanted for Screen Gems. Eduardo Rodriguez directs from a screenplay by Andrew WongLuis Guerrero and Chris Lemos of Vital Pictures produce with Kacie Lehner
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The Full "Step Sisters" Cast Announced

Broad Green Pictures has announced the cast of its comedy "Step Sisters," the Charles Stone-directed project which begins shooting next week in Atlanta.

Formerly titled "Ain't No Half Steppin'," the ensemble includes Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani, Marque Richardson, Naturi Naughton and Matt McGorry.

Written by Chuck Hayward, the story centers on an ambitious black sorority girl (Echikunwoke) who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross cultural lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of party-obsessed white sorority girls whose charter is about to be revoked.

Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones will produce with a 2017 release planned.

Source: THR
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