Forest Whitaker Thriller ‘Repentance’ Coming To U.S. In February

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 10:00pm PST

Forest WhitakerLionsgate’s CodeBlack Films will release the psychological thriller on February 28 in the U.S. Repentance, from Forest Whitaker‘s Significant Productions and JuntoBox, stars Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as a single father coping with the recent mysterious death … Read More »

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Codeblack Acquires Halle Berry-Starrer ‘Frankie & Alice’

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 10:37am PDT

Lionsgate label Codeblack Films has picked up North American rights to Frankie & Alice and has set an April 4, 2014 release date. The deal ends a long-in-coming domestic deal for the Halle Berry drama thriller about … Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Acquires Rights To Omar Tyree’s ‘Flyy Girl’ Trilogy

By | Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 10:07am PDT

Lionsgate‘s Codeblack Films has snagged the rights to the Flyy Girl book trilogy written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree. The coming-of-age story explores the journey of a young woman motivated by the material life who plunges into a fast-paced world of gratuitous sex, violence and heartbreak in an attempt to find herself and to assess her goals in life during the modern Hip-Hop era. “Omar Tyree has created a franchise with an incredible story that connects with audiences worldwide,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan. “Codeblack is excited to have the film rights for these books which have been a staple in the African-American community for more than 20 years. We’re thrilled to have the chance to finally bring these stories to screen.” Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘Things Never Said’

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 5:00am PDT

Two weeks before its stand-up pic Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain opens in theaters, the distributor founded by Jeff Clanahan has acquired U.S. rights to the romantic drama Things Never Said. The pic is written and … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain’

Days after landing a buddy comedy alongside Josh Gad — to go along with a recent renewal for Real Husbands Of Hollywood, the semi-scripted BET comedy he co-created and stars in — Kevin Hart has a stand-up movie hitting theaters just in time for Independence Day. Kevin Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Acquires Sundance Pic ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete’

EXCLUSIVE: A film about two abandoned and scared boys trying to survive in New York City has found a new home. Codeblack Films has picked up US distribution for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The … Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Picks Up Angela Davis Documentary

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 5:18am PST

Codeblack Films has acquired the theatrical rights to the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Written and directed by Shola Lynch, the film about Angela Davis premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Free AngelaRead More »

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‘Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain’ Concert Pic Set For July 4 Weekend

By | Thursday January 3, 2013 @ 12:40pm PST

Santa Monica, CA January 3, 2013 – Kicking off Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) new partnership with Codeblack Films to produce and distribute feature films and other projects for the urban market, Codeblack has acquired stand-up comedy mega-star Kevin Hart’s concert film KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN, the Company announced today. The film is financed and executive produced by Hart and his Hartbeat Productions banner, and produced by Jeff Clanagan via the Codeblack Films banner. KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart’s 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour, which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities, and generated over $32 million in ticket sales. Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label is targeting a broad summer theatrical release over the July 4, 2013 holiday weekend.

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