WEEK IN WOMEN: Taraji P. Henson’s deal with BET Studios – Brandy McDonnell reports

BET recently announced an overall deal with Taraji P. Henson’s TPH Entertainment for BET Studios, a studio venture launched in September 2021, powered by the infrastructure and financing of BET and Paramount. The venture was designed to supply the increased demand for premium content from Black creators across an array of internal buyers, including Paramount+, Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+ and BET, as well as to select third-party platforms that seek best-in-class content from both leading and rising Black creatives.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Mary J. Blige to Receive BET’S Lifetime Achievement Award -Brandy McDonnell reports

Actor/singer Mary J. Blige will be honored with the prestigious lifetime achievement award during the 2019 BET Awards. As a recording artist, Blige has earned Grammy Awards and 32 total nominations and has notched eight multi-platinum albums. The New York native is also an established actress who has garnered two Golden Globe Award nominations and one Screen Actors Guild Award nod.

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SPOTLIGHT: November, 2014 – Sheila Johnson, Film Festival Founder, Entertainment Mogul

sheila johnson4croppedOur SPOTLIGHT is on Sheila Johnson, billionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of BET, backer of independent films and documentaries, philanthropist of note, and the force behind Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia – which celebrates its second year this month.

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