At ABFF, Producer Leslie Small and Codeblack Entertainment Announces Multi-film Development Deal with NY Times Bestselling Author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison

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Producer Leslie Small at the 15th Annual American Black Film Festival to premiere new Kevin Hart film and announce multi-film development deal with Codeblack Entertainment for New York Times bestselling author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison’s Soulmates Dissipate series

At the 15th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), director/writer/producer Leslie Small and producer/CEO of Codeblack Entertainment, Jeff Clanagan will premiere Kevin Hart’s new comedy film, Laugh At My Pain, on Friday, July 8th at 6:30pm at Colony Theatre in South Beach. Small, noted director and Clanagan, producer of comedy concert specials from Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, and others, are back with a film featuring the hottest comic on the scene today. Kevin Hart has appeared in over forty films, and comes off of his hosting of the 2011 BET Awards.

Leslie Small (producer and director) along with Jeff Clanagan (producer) will be at the ABFF with New York Times bestselling author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison to announce their seven-picture deal based on Morrison’s Soulmates Dissipate series.

New York Times bestselling author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison, with millions of fans, has established herself in the publishing world with novels that bring the soulful, sexy, and totally uncensored voice of black women to readers everywhere. With the announcement of this feature film deal, she will blaze a sizzling new trail by bringing to film stories of the African American experience that have made her one of the most poignant and popular authors writing today.

Mary “HoneyB” Morrison has published sixteen novels, including her newest release, The Eternal Engagement, to be released on July 26, 2011 by Dafina Books, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp. Writing under the pen name HoneyB, Morrison released Single Husbands and Married on Mondays with Grand Central Publishing. In her novels, Mary addresses relationships, sexuality, and social issues in entertaining and thought-provoking ways.


Established in 1997, the core mission of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is to promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry. Through its film showcases and special contests, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the film and television industry.

The ABFF is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based event marketing, production, and film distribution company founded in 2000 by Jeff Friday (CEO). For full details on this year’s festival, please visit

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