New Black Independent Film Super-Spy Premieres August 24th

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Young Black comedian AJ Jamal bypasses the traditional Hollywood distribution system and creates the award winning "Super-Spy" film. "Super-Spy" features the beautiful LisaRaye. Already receiving rave reviews and including some of Hollywood's funniest black comedians and seasoned actors, "Super-Spy" premieres August 24th.

Comedian AJ Jamal’s "Super-Spy" is a new action/comedy film spoofing James Bond. The film's cast includes LisaRaye ("The Players Club"), Garrett Morris ("Saturday Night Live"), Reynaldo Rey (BET's "Comic View"), "Tiny" Zeus Lister, Jr. ("Next Friday"), comedian Spencer, Karyn Kobayashi and Jimmy Logston as Jimmy Bond, the first black James Bond. A.J. Jamal stars in the film, having written and directed it. "Super-Spy" is already receiving critical acclaim by winning the Atlanta Independent Black Film Festival. The Los Angeles Times reviewed “'Super-Spy' packs the house and keeps them laughing with this week’s premiere at the Black Pan African Film Festival.” This success has been in the works a long time for Jamal.

Comedian/filmmaker/actor and entrepreneur A.J. Jamal is finally reaping the benefits of industry seeds long sowed in Hollywood. With the launch of his new company, Elephant Films & Music, Inc. (EFMI), Jamal's debut independent feature, the comedic spoof "Super-Spy", is gearing up to hit the road again! After an unprecedented ten-city promotional tour, "Super-Spy" will be a super event, boasting special celebrity appearances, comedy shows and after parties at each venue across the country. Jamal says "Our primary objective of the tour was to create an unconventional “urban pipeline” to promote and sell independent films.

The Tour is a marketing tool to develop consumer awareness for the DVD release August 24, 2004. With effective marketing Jamal feels confident that "Super-Spy" has a great chance to be a strong film on DVD. A sound track of the DVD will also be made available. The "Super-Spy" premieres had all the appearances and hoopla of "Red Carpet" Hollywood galas, with star studded exits from limousines, cameras and lights. The comedy shows included comedians and actors from the movie as well as comedians slated for the "Super-Spy" sequel, "If Only I Could Live." Spencer, Larry B. Scott, Joe Clair, Melanie Camacho, and T.P. Hearn have appeared in the opening tour dates.

The tour covered a period of 15 weeks in ten major urban markets.

AJ Jamal has become quite a pioneer and innovator in Hollywood. Jamal is also a success in his producing career with the signing of his earlier original web animation series "Pookie Poo," to a feature film deal with Imagine Film’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. AJ is also an innovator in using the Internet and interactive media to distribute his films. He has pre-sold over 20,000 units in the United States and 5,000 copies in Canada. Some of his sales were driven by his website. While other black filmmakers have produced and marketed their movies outside of the big studios, Jamal is creating a unique urban distribution channel powered in part by the Internet.

AJ Jamal has appeared on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show for the "Super-Spy" tour, and BET cable will also be targeted as a major source for the film’s promotion. This entire tour will be taped and edited for a "behind the scenes" video/DVD release. To find out when "Super-Spy" is coming to your town, log on at

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