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ICE-T PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY ON HIS NAMESAKE “ICEBERG SLIM”

Posted by TSUE on May 7, 2008

ICE-T PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY ON HIS NAMESAKE “ICEBERG SLIM”
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 7th, 2008)
– Principal photography has begun on the documentary about the legendary pimp and writer, Iceberg Slim. The documentary, which is being produced by Ice T, Jorge Hinojosa, and David Naylor, will explore the fascinating and turbulent life of Iceberg Slim.

“Iceberg Slim has been one of the most influential people in Black culture. Few people know the story behind the man and it’s time that story is told. That’s why I am making this documentary.” – Ice-T

 

Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) was the first black author to write about the dynamics of inner-city street life. Drawing on his 35+ year involvement in pimping and crime, Iceberg Slim fascinated his audiences with gritty tales of pimps, hookers, johns and drug dealers.

Born in Chicago near the end of World War I, Iceberg started pimping at the early age of 18 and was extremely successful but not immune to the perils of street life. Drug addiction, multiple run-in’s with the law, and 7 years of incarceration for various offenses were par for the course.

At the age of 55, Iceberg gave up his illicit lifestyle and moved to California to reconcile with his ailing mother. It was then that he began documenting his first-hand knowledge of living as a pimp and hustler through a series of groundbreaking books.

 

For press inquiries: contact Tammy Brook at FYI Public Relations 212 586 2240 | tammy@fyipr.com

 

Iceberg Slim Books

Pimp (1967)

Trick Baby Pimp (1967)mama black widow,

Mama Black Widow (1969)

The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim (1971)

Death Wish (1977)

Long White Con Pimp (1977)

Airtight Willie and Me (1979)

 

Filmmaker Bios

Ice-T (Producer) initially gained prominence as a music artist releasing a series of ground breaking rap and rock records. Ice has acted in many feature films and is currently in his eighth season starring in NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

JORGE HINOJOSA (Producer) is Ice-T’s longtime manager.

DAVID NAYLOR (Producer) owns the production house DNA and is a well-known producer of music videos and TV commercials (Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Target, Coca-Cola, The Gap, etc.).   

For more info or inquires: Icebergfilm@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Karen E. Quinones Miller:Pens Pamphlet on Self-Publishing

Posted by TSUE on May 7, 2008

Nationally Known Publishing Guru

Karen E. Quinones Miller,
Pens Pamphlet on Self-Publishing

Philadelphia, PA – When Karen E. Quinones Miller self published her first novel, Satin Doll, she not only sold 28,000 copies, but the feat led to a publishing deal with Simon and Schuster for six figures. Miller, who has since gone on to become a best-selling author, makes it her regular practice to help numerous aspiring authors attain their goals. Now, in an effort to reach out even further, she has written a pamphlet on how to self-publish that is not only affordable, but easy to understand. The Self-Publishing Pamphlet sells for only six dollars and can be purchased at the website http://www.selfpublishingsite.com .

Topics included in the 27-page pamphlet include:

-how to set up your publishing company;

-how to obtain ISBNs and barcodes;

-how to do your own typesetting,

-what to look for in an editor and much much more.

“I’ve given quite a number of self-publishing/publishing seminars here in Philly — and have always had to turn people away due to lack of room,” says Miller, an Essence bestselling author who also wrote I’m Telling, Ida B., and Passin’ – all published by major publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster, Warner Books and Grand Central Books.
“And when I made it known I don’t plan on conducting any more seminars this year people asked me to please send them the written material I use for the seminars, and said they’d be willing to pay the seminar cost ($85) just for the material. I think that’s way too much for struggling writers to pay for written material on how to self-publish. That’s why I wrote this pamphlet.”

Praise for the pamphlet has come from various other bestselling authors including Miasha, author of Secret Society, Diary of a Mistress, and Mommy’s Angel.

“When Karen E. Quinones Miller speaks, the literary world listens. Not only is she the poster-child for self-publishing and obtaining a deal, she is the most generous, compassionate, sharing person I know. And it shows in this packet of valuable information,” says Miasha, whose latest release is the hot selling, Sistah for Sale.

Daaimah S. Poole, another bestselling author whose books include Yo Yo Love, Got A Man, and All I Want is Everything, adds: “Karen has not only been a mentor to me, but to a host of published authors in all genres. Whenever anyone asks me about publishing or self-publishing a manuscript I’ve always referred them to Karen. Now with the writing of this pamphlet she can help thousands of other people successfully get their books out to the public.”

Miller, who is also the CEO of Oshun Publishing which recently released the non-fiction blockbuster: Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, says she will soon be writing future pamphlets on guerilla marketing and how to get your manuscript published by large publishers.

“My goal is to take some of the mystery out of publishing ,” says Miller. “It’s about time we open up the publishing game in a way that gives everyone a chance at success in this highly competitive business.”

For more information on The Self-Publishing Pamphlet, go to http://www.selfpublishingsite.com and secure all the tools you need to write your own best-seller!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karen E. Quinones Miller is the author of the Essence best selling novels Satin Doll, I’m Telling, Using What You Got, and Ida B., (nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction), and Satin Nights. She is also the co-author of “Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth ‘Bumpy’ Johnson.” Formerly a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, she self-published her first novel, Satin Doll, and sold 3,000 copies in just six weeks –and subsequently sold 28,000 copies in six months. Miller, who is included in the book Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature, is often referred to as the “Aretha Franklin of the Publishing World,” and has been a mentor to many new and upcoming authors. To find more about Miller visit: http://www.karenequinonesmiller.com

NOTE TO MEDIA – Karen E. Quinones Miller is available for interview. Contact makeda@jazzmynepr.com

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Detective Bryce Appears on JAY Leno Show

Posted by TSUE on May 7, 2008

Detective William Bryce on Atlanta Homicide to appear on Jay Leno – The Tonight Show crew interviews Detective Bryce in a segment featuring the NATPE Conference. Tune in and give feedback here or on AtlantaHomicide.com.

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Kal Cauthen in the role of Detective William Bryce

Posted by TSUE on May 7, 2008

Kal Cauthen in the role of Detective William Bryce, leads the ensemble cast of Atlanta Homicide.

Detective Bryce has the grit and the determination to find the answers to resolve each case. “Atlanta Homicide” is a television episodic drama about the police homicide department in Atlanta, Georgia. It centers around the lives of officers as they investigate local murders and related crimes.

The first season of “Atlanta Homicide” features rising talent from the Atlanta area. Kal Cauthen of “All My Children” and “American Gangster” plays Detective William Bryce; Chimere Love of “Three Can Play That Game” plays Detective Red Torrez; Megan Melgaard of “The Guardian” plays Detective Foley; and Angelina Cortez plays Detective Wilmore, Alexa Rae as Detective Martinez, Archie Hughes as the Public Defender, Mathew Francesconi as Detective McNamara, Allen Earls as the Chief of police are among those who grace the camera on the series. The series will also feature music by Jacksonville artists as a part of the closing credits. StarMaxx Media and Sweet Lemon Tree Films have joined forces to create one of the most exciting dramas to be shot in Atlanta.

WJXE looks forward to airing the new series on its station. “We are thrilled to be the exclusive distributor of this fresh, new innovative program in the Jacksonville market,” said Mike Anapolsky, Vice President and General Manager of WJXE. “Atlanta Homicide” will be a welcome addition to our line up of culturally diverse programming.”

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