TV ONE INKS MULTI-YEAR PRODUCTION PACT WITH SWIRL FILMS
Swirl Films to Exclusively Produce Original Movies
And Scripted Television Series
SILVER SPRING, MD – Nov. 16, 2016 – Bolstering its robust content pipeline of compelling, high-quality original programming, TV One has signed a multi-year deal with Atlanta-based production company Swirl Films. The agreement was announced today by TV One Senior Vice President of Programming and Production D’Angela Proctor and Swirl Films Founder and CEO Eric Tomosunas.
Swirl Films, under the leadership of Tomosunas and Producer Keith Neal will oversee production of original television movies and scripted television series exclusively for TV One.
“Swirl has an outstanding team that has risen to the challenge of producing multiple genres of television programming, from made for television movies to scripted dramas to a multi-camera awards show,” said Proctor. “Very few production companies can consistently produce quality content at a price point that makes sense for the network and we look forward to marrying the Swirl team with storytellers who want to tell fascinating stories that resonate with our audience.”
“We are truly excited about our production deal with TV One and look forward to continuing our journey of storytelling, elevating production value, and working with the talented team at TV One. For us, it’s the perfect marriage,” remarked Tomosunas.
Led by Tomosunas and Neal, under the terms of the exclusive deal, Swirl Films will oversee production of live event specials, original movies and scripted series for TV One. In 2016, Swirl Films produced the following projects for TV One: The National Action Network’s 2016 Triumph Awards, Here We Go Again, Ringside, Chasing Waterfalls¸ The Secret She Kept, Definitely Divorcing and Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story .
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ABOUT SWIRL FILMS:
Swirl Films is America’s “No. 1 urban film production company,” with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One, which includes original productions: Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Andra Fuller and Kyndall Ferguson; Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,starring Teyonah Parris, Gary Dourdan, Darius McCrary, and LisaRaye McCoy; Fear Files starring Lynn Whitfield, Robin Givens, and Columbus Short; Russ Parr’s award-winning The Undershepherd and 35 & Ticking starring Kevin Hart and Meagan Good; Chasing Waterfalls Starring Jasmine Guy, Drew Sidora, Joyful Drake and Redaric Williams; The Secret She Kept starring Kyla Pratt, Vanessa Williams, and Gavin Houston; Ringside starring Allen Maldonado, Tyler Lepley, Raney Branch, and Jackie Long; and most recently the National Action Network’s 2016 Triumph Awards.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com
], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.