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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WHAT MEN WANT – Review by Susan Granger

Hollywood’s current penchant for gender-flipping – like Ghostbusters (2016) and Oceans 8 (2018) – continues with this raunchy remake of Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy What Women Want (2000), starring Mel Gibson. Hard-working Ali Davis is a selfish, ambitious, Atlanta-based sports agent who is passed over for a long-overdue promotion to partner by her chauvinistic boss , who points out that, although she reps Serena Williams, none of her clients are from the “big three” sports leagues: NBA, NFL and MLB.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 6 to 12: HIDDEN FIGURES

History has a way of disappearing women, particularly women of color. Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures dramatizes the true stories of African-American women whose brilliant mathematical skills guided NASA’s space shots. The film’s title refers to both the women and the math. Opening January 6, 2017, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Hidden Figures,
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