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Trailer For TV One's 'Media' Series From Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes

October 21, 2016 / Posted by Wilson Morales

TV One has released a new trailer for "Media," a new original film from Radio One founder Cathy Hughes and Susan Banks. The film will revolve around a wealthy and powerful family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry, and is scheduled to premiere in February 2017.

"This storyline has been in the works for over six years and I am thrilled to finally bring it to our audience. My entire life has been dedicated to creating media outlets to entertain and inspire our community. We know our audience loves drama and that's what Media is all about." – Cathy Hughes

Directed by Craig Ross, Jr., "Media" is described as a riveting story of a wealthy family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry. Passion, intrigue and murder become a lethal recipe for powerful matriarch Jackie Jones and her children. Portrayed by Penny Johnson Jerald, Jackie is the founder of Jones Universal Media Properties, known as JUMP, the world's premier urban media conglomerate. A family tragedy forces her son, prominent lead city attorney and prosecutor Michael Jones, played by Brian White, to abandon his political aspirations and take over the company, just as a ruthless rival challenges JUMP's longtime domination of a lucrative industry. Michael is confronted by sins of the past, and the dangers of the present when Jabbar Randolph (played by Gary Dourdan), CEO of JUMP's biggest competitor, is released from prison. Grabbing back the reigns from his brother, Will, played by Stephen Bishop, Jabbar embarks on a mission of revenge, betrayal and corporate intrigue.

The Jones family is rounded out by the eldest son, Clay Jones portrayed by Pooch Hall as the mercurial head of the family business; Chrystee Pharris as the only daughter, Crystal Jones, JUMP's CFO; and hard-partying youngest brother Anthony Jones portrayed by Blue Kimble.

The film's cast also includes features Finesse Mitchell as DJDrive, JUMP's most valuable asset; Denise Boutte as Danielle Jones, Michael's elegant, neglected wife; Jimmy Gonzales as Silvan Testa, a corrupt TV producer willing to resort to any means necessary to succeed; Stelio Savante as Harold Boston, an underworld powerbroker sent to prison; Jillian Reeves de Ortiz as Gisele Marks, a resourceful and aggressive businesswoman whose personal life is undermining her professional accomplishments; Jasmine Kaur as Sofia Perez, JUMP'S General Counsel and longtime family friend, and Diane Kirby as Steph, DJ Drive's quick-witted on-air sidekick.

Hughes will serve as executive producer alongside Banks, and Kevin Arkadie (New York Undercover), who also served as writer, Sheila Ducksworth (With This Ring) and was produced for TV One by Ducksworth Productions.

Courtesy of blackfilm.com

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