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The stars of Half of A Yellow Sun grace the red carpet for the South London Premiere.

 

08.04.14

On Tuesday April 8th the stars of the movie Half Of A Yellow Sun attended the premiere at the Odeon cinema in Streatham, South London.

Stars of the film Chiwetal and Thandie

Stars of the film Chiwetal Ejiofor and Thandie Newton pose for pics at the big London premier.

Nigerian playwright  Biyi Bandele introduces his feature film debut with this adaptation of the internationally best-selling Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Chimamanda

The book’s author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

The films director Biyi Bandele

The film’s director Biyi Bandele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cast with the writer, director, and producer

The cast with the director, writer and producer at the Odeon, Streatham, London (08.04.14)                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kush CEO Marlon Palmer at premier of Half Of A Yellow Sun

Kush CEO Marlon Palmer at premier of Half Of A Yellow Sun

 

 

If you weren’t one of the lucky few able to attend the première; don’t worry. The film goes on general release from Friday 11th.

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Kush Sets Out to Develop An Urban Film Network Across The UK

Kush Promotions Launches the
“Film Boutique” at @ The Drum March – Nov 2013

Film Boutique flyer 1

Breaking news: Kush Media Group subsidiary; Kush Promotions & PR the leading independent Marketing/PR & Exhibition/Distribution Company of urban films in the UK in association with leading Midlands venue “The Drum” is proud to present the launch of the all-new exclusive Kush “Film Boutique” launching on Friday 7th June 2013 with the UK Exclusive screening of “SPARKLE” starring renowned singer & actress Whitney Houston in her last film.

The “Film Boutique” is a great new exhibition platform for national & international Independent urban filmmakers to have their films which either reflects urban culture or simply features acting leads from a minority background exhibited to new audiences.

This is a much needed platform that needs the support of all those that are interested in creating a more diverse UK film & TV industry. The theatrical release of urban films in UK cinemas is decreasing and young ethnic-minorities are not growing up seeing positive images of themselves within the media industries; Kush through initiatives like the Film Boutique aims to support a push for change thus creating sustainable opportunities for minorities already established or those aspiring to develop careers in the UK media industries. Support on an on-going basis will be sought from Government Creative Industries Agencies, the Press & other Media along with local University Media Departments and of course the local community.

Kush would also like all to assist in putting out the call for well-produced new independent short & feature films that could possibly be selected for screening at the Film Boutique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite Film Club with a difference, where patrons will be some of the first to see new, classic & exclusive short & feature films from around the world on a bi-monthly basis with an emphasis on supporting local & international urban filmmakers. Patrons can also take out annual membership
and enjoy great VIP treatment.

The Film Boutique consists of: Exclusive & Premier Films and Documentaries, Short Films by Local & International Indie Filmmakers, DVD Give-aways, Guest Celebrity Hosts, Q&A’s, Networking, Live Guest

All screening are charged at
£8 with optional Annual Membership is only: £45

 

Film Boutique programme & dates for 2013:
(*Short films will be screened before all features & films could be subject to change at short notice due to many reasons, including a preference for other hot new films released throughout the year).

Fri 22nd March: Sparkle (12a) EXCLUSIVE
The 2012 re-make of hit film musical Sparkle telling the story of three women with big dreams of making it in the world of show business, see Whitney in her last film (loosely based on the story of the Supremes). Starring: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Michael Epps, Derek Luke & Michael Beach.
*Plus
Guest Host: Comedian: John Simmit & live guest performer + short film “Just Cause”)

Fri 17th May: The Last Fall (12) UK PREMIER,
THE LAST FALL tells the story of Kyle Bishop, a journeyman professional football player who retires broke at age 25 with no idea what to do next with his life. Forced to move back home and reconnect with his loved ones, Bishop struggles to deal with life’s complexities after his professional career is over.
Starring: Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie & Vanessa Bell Calloway, Written/Directed By: Matthew A. Cherry / Produced by Scott Herbert.

Fri 19th July: One Love & Roots Time(15) (JA Double Bill)
+ reggae after-party with local DJs .
Two classic Jamaican films; ‘One Love’ is an entertaining love story starring heart-throb Idris Elba in one of his first feature films alongside Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood & Cherine Anderson.

Roots Time is an exclusive classic that not many people have seen and was lost for a while, now re-discovered this classic will have you chuckling in your seat and is reminiscent of the Jamaican classic “Smile Orange”.

Fri 20th Sept: 42(12a) UK PREMIER
42 is the brand new 2013 autobiographical film based on the life, love & tribulations of America’s first black baseball player to break the colour line – legend Jackie Robinson.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nichole Beharie, Harrison Ford & Alan Tudyk


Fri
22nd Nov: “Audience Choice”
This is where members chose the film they want to see:
Kush Suggests films like: LUV,
Winnie, The Story of Lovers Rock, Think Like A Man or Django (list not definitive). But ultimately it’s the member’s/patron’s choice; choose what you want to see – we will screen the film nominated by the regular attendees of the Film Boutique:depending on the film selected we may hold a themed after-party or discussion-forum.

Members will also enjoy an hour of networking prior to film screenings, where they can meet like-minded professional people whilst having a drink in the bar. Young people with the aim of gaining a career in the UK media industries can also meet celebrity & established industry personnel and gain tips on career guidance. Members will also be treated to fantastic after-parties with celebrity and local DJ’s.

There will also be special screenings with forums/debates touching on issues like; Relationships, Civil Rights, History & Current Social Issues all done in a positive, constructed but light-hearted manner.

‘Audience Choice’ is where members vote for a film they want to watch from a number of listed films chosen by Kush plus 1 nominated film of their choice: the film with the most votes/recommendations will be selected as the “Audience Choice” for that month’s screening.

Other films to look out for Winnie (the new film about the life of Winnie Mandela), Better Must Come, The Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Baggage Claim (Jill Scott & others) & Black Nativity (Jennifer Hudson) + new & old classics along with great topical documentaries. All complimented by a range of quality short films from the UK and around the world along with live guest artiste performances.

The Film Boutique concept: A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down!

Marlon Palmer director of Kush Promotions & PR Ltd is considered a champion amongst those working to create a platform for urban filmmakers and has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to put black & the now wider market of urban films on the UK film industry map. He hopes the concept of the Film Boutique will encourage established film industry personnel to mentor young aspirants by relaying their career & life experiences therefore helping to develop & nurture new talent thus building continuity and unmoveable foundations in the British film Industry.

For further details & press materials please contact: Marlon Palmer at Kush Promotions.
Tel: 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 / email: info@kushfilms.com

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The Film Boutique concept: A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down! 

The “Film Boutique” is totally new & unique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite bi-monthly film club where like-minded people come together to watch premier & exclusive mainstream films plus….

You Will Also Enjoy….

  • Feature Films
  • Short Films
  • Guest Hosts
  • Live Performances
  • DVD Give-aways
  • Discounted DVD Purchases
  • Celebrity Q&A’s
  • Networking
  • Great Parties
  • Audience Choice(you choose what film you want to watch?)

*All screening are charged at £8 with optional Annual Membership at only: £45

Optional Annual Membership: £45
(With nothing more to pay for the rest of the year)

 

BENEFITS:

  • A FREE glass of wine or a soft drink of your choice (courtesy of Kush)
  • Members allowed into screen first
  • Preferential Treatment at all Kush Events/Parties (Jump queues)
  • Members can take 1 guest or up to 2 children into screen when entering first
  • Kush Customer Services Support staff in Bar Area
  • Advance Notice of all Screenings and Events
  • Rewards for regular attendance
  • Exclusive ‘Kush Film Boutique’ Membership Card
  • Discount Scheme on a range of Home Entertainment DVD products (from Kush Online store)
  • Confectionery/Treats on tables in Members – VIP area
  • Exclusive Email Competitions & Free Give-aways
  • Free Gifts (DVDs, Give-aways / Merchandise/Services from Kush & other associates from time-to-time)

 

Why Wait?
Take Out Your “Film Boutique” Membership Now!


Purchase your membership from Kush: call 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 or you can also purchase membership forms directly from ‘The UKCCA’ venue. (Once membership is  purchased all enquiries regarding membership should be made directly with Kush as we are the main point of contact for all membership enquiries).

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Kush Promotions Launches the
“Film Boutique” at @ UKCCA 7th June – Dec 2013

Breaking News: Kush Media Group subsidiary; Kush Promotions & PR the leading independent Marketing/PR & Exhibition/Distribution Company of urban films in the UK in association with “The UK Centre for Carnival Arts” is proud to present the launch of the all-new exclusive Kush “Film Boutique” starting on Friday 7th June 2013 with the UK Premier of the US film “The Last Fall”, there will be an after-film Q&A with American producer & celebrity photographer Scott Hebert.

The “Film Boutique” is a great new exhibition platform for national & international Independent urban filmmakers to have their films which either reflects urban culture or simply features acting leads from a minority background exhibited to new audiences.

This is a much needed platform that needs the support of all those that are interested in creating a more diverse UK film & TV industry. The theatrical release of urban films in UK cinemas is decreasing and young ethnic-minorities are not growing up seeing positive images of themselves within the media industries; Kush through initiatives like the Film Boutique aims to support a push for change thus creating sustainable opportunities for minorities already established or those aspiring to develop careers in the UK media industries. Support on an on-going basis will be sought from Government Creative Industries Agencies, the Press & other Media along with local University Media Departments and of course the local community.

Kush would also like all to assist in putting out the call for well-produced new independent short & feature films that could possibly be selected for screening at the Film Boutique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite Film Club with a difference, where patrons will be some of the first to see new, classic & exclusive short & feature films from around the world on a bi-monthly basis with an emphasis on supporting local & international urban filmmakers. Patrons can also take out annual membership and enjoy great VIP treatment.

The Film Boutique consists of: Exclusive & Premier Films and Documentaries, Short Films by Local & International Indie Filmmakers, DVD Give-aways, Guest Celebrity Hosts, Q&A’s, Networking, Live Guest Performers and After-parties all in an Entertainingly Friendly & Professional Environment.

*All screening are charged at £8 with optional Annual Membership is only: £45

 

Film Boutique programme & dates for 2013:
(*Short films will be screened before all features & films could be subject to change at short notice due to many reasons, including a preference for other hot new films released throughout the year).

 

Fri 7th June: The Last Fall (12a) UK PREMIER
In America 78% of all NFL players are bankrupt, divorced or unemployed two years after retiring from the game. The average career of an NFL player is three and a half seasons. Harrowing statistics that shows that life as a professional athlete is not always what it seems. Written and directed by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, THE LAST FALL tells the story of Kyle Bishop, a journeyman professional football player who retires broke at age 25 with no idea what to do next with his life. Forced to move back home and reconnect with his loved ones, Bishop struggle’s to deal with life’s complexities after his professional career is over.

Starring: Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Obba Babatunde’, Harry Lennix, Keith David, Michael Moss, Yaani King, Ellis Williams, Sinorice Moss, Trisha Mann. Written and Directed By: Matthew A. Cherry / Produced by Scott Herbert.

* Hosts: Ms Erica Gordon, Kush CEO Marlon Palmer + Live Performance from AMAHRA + accompanying short film & Q&A with LA producer SCOTT HEBERT.


Fri Aug 2nd
: One Love & Ghett A’ Life (15) (Double-bill celebrating Jamaican Independence Day with after-party & reggae DJ).
Two classic Jamaican films; ‘One Love’ is an entertaining love story starring heart-throb  Idris Elba in one of his first feature films  alongside Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood & Cherine Anderson.

Ghett A’ Life is the smash –hit Jamaican film that stayed in Jamaican cinemas for 10-weeks straight. This film is a passionate, inspiring & positive tale of an aspiring young man who dreams of becoming a boxing champion and box for Jamaica, but to do this he must cross political inner city boundaries, defying his family greatly anger the local don. Ghett A Life is the new “Harder They Come”, an exciting & inspirational tale that celebrates the triumph of Spirit! Produced by ex-world boxing champion Lennox Lewis and directed by Chris Brownie of Third World Cop fame.


Fri Oct 4th 2013
: 42 (12) UK EXCLUSIVE
42 is the brand new 2013 autobiographical film based on the life, love & tribulations of America’s first black baseball player to break the colour line – legend Jackie Robinson!
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nichole Beharie, Harrison Ford & Alan Tudyk


Fri Dec 6th 2013
:“Audience Choice”
This is where members chose the film they want to see:
Kush Suggests films like: LUV, Winnie, The Story of Lovers Rock, Think Like A Man or Django (list not definitive). But ultimately it’s the member’s/patron’s choice; choose what you want to see – we will screen the film nominated by the regular attendees of the Film Boutique:  depending on the film selected we may hold a themed after-party or discussion-forum.

Other films to look out for: Winnie (the new film about the life of Winnie Mandela), Better Must Come, The Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Baggage Claim (Jill Scott & others) & Black Nativity (Jennifer Hudson) + new & old classics along with great topical documentaries. All complimented by a range of quality short films from the UK and around the world along with live guest artiste performances.

There will also be special screenings with forums/debates touching on issues like; Relationships, Civil Rights/History & Current Social Issues all done in a positive, constructed but light-hearted manner.


The Film Boutique concept:
A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down!

Marlon Palmer director of Kush Promotions & PR Ltd is considered a champion amongst those working to create a platform for urban filmmakers and has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to put black & the now wider market of urban films on the UK film industry map. He hopes the concept of the Film Boutique will encourage established film industry personnel to mentor young aspirants by relaying their career & life experiences therefore helping to develop & nurture new talent thus building continuity and unmoveable foundations in the British film Industry.

For further details & press materials please contact: Kush Promotions & PR.
Tel: 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 / email:
info@kushfilms.com