Thursday, July 20, 2017

Salim and Mara Brock Akil Sign a Deal with OWN


Last week Tyler Perry announced he was moving on from the OWN network after signing a deal to create content for Viacom [click here if you missed that].

Oprah replaces Tyler with husband and wife writing team Salim and Mara Brock Akil...

Salim and Mara, creators of Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane, have agreed to produce a new hour long dramedy for OWN called Love Is___'  a series loosely based on their lives that tells the tale of a modern-day power couple navigating Black Hollywood.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I still don't have OWN...

Anonymous said...

Tyler is very competitive in a ruthless way.He still has not let go of the Black Live Shows he got his start in and often makes moves to shut other growing live productions down.

He also has tried to block other Black Movie writers and producer from advancing, and often buys up hot scripts and never uses them preventing them from out shining his own

He and Oprah have been on bad terms for years now they are not currently even on speaking terms.

Tyler shut down Pebbles Movie Production business she was doing exetremely well and before Tyler she had alot of Hollywood Heavy hitters in her corner. Now days they dont even answer her calls.

Anonymous said...

Tyler also had quite a few very nasty mean spirited riffs with Tracy Edmonds, Baby Faces ex

She had a successful Movie Production Company.
He black balled her and shut her down completely
I think he even bought the building she was using to rent for her office right from underneath of her.

Anonymous said...

HAAAAAAA! She had a successful movie production company???? LOL Yes WHO'S YOUR CADDY really slayed the box office sis. Bye.

Anonymous said...

@9:44
Tracey has done a lot more than Who's your Caddy. Why throw shade at a black woman in Hollywood? She's had a fair amount of success. Her work has more quality than wack Azz Tyler.

Anonymous said...

Wait so you get on me for shading her but turn right around and shade Tyler??? Ahhhh gotta love that hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Tracey had more creative range and more vision than Tyler

Tyler brought the Chitlin Circuit of old and put in on National TV and the Movie Screen which is why he was given a platform.

You never heard about Tracey refusing to hire union actors or being sued for stiffing hard working black actors, and writers like Tyler.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mara and Salim. They're two of my favorite black tv writers. Can't wait to see this new show. And I agree that Tracey is the better film producer.

Anonymous said...

So why didnt you pay to see Whos your Caddy?

Anonymous said...

I don't have OWN either. Not missing anything. I like Oprah but she kills me with the weight loss yo yo crap. Just OWN up to the fact you don't mind being a big girl. You're a die hard foodie, it's okay.

I troll it like I see it said...

Sounds like a good fit, let's hope Oprah does not break up this marriage like she did Gayle's. Oprah set's her site on a new woman and uses her money and fame to lure her away from her husband, then again, maybe the wife and husband team like threesomes with Oprah. While this looks good, my spirit animal is giving this union the *side eye* btw I don't have own either, I long since liberated myself from that cable hoe stroll.

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