TV One Announces Production Of Original Film, Deadly Dispatch, Starring Tamala Jones, Dominique Perry and Rapper Bone Crusher

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Shooting Now In Atlanta, TV One’s New Film Dives Into the Suspense Genre

Today TV One announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the original film, DEADLY DISPATCH, starring Tamala Jones (Castle), Dominique Perry (Insecure) and Rapper Bone Crusher (ATL). The film is slated to premiere on TV One in 2019.

DEADLY DISPATCH chronicles the tragic murder of Shawn (Bone Crusher), a well-liked owner of a struggling taxi company who is gunned down in his own car while picking up a mysterious client. Portrayed by Jones, Tiffany is a local salon owner and Shawn’s longtime, high-school best friend who becomes intertwined in the puzzling circumstances surrounding his death. Unsatisfied with the police’s classification of the case being a “robbery gone wrong,” Tiffany becomes suspicious of Shawn’s grieving widow Amber (Perry). Motivated to find out what really happened to her friend that fateful day, Tiffany embarks on a quest that will not only endanger her strained marriage, but her life as well. Will she be able to come to terms with a deep secret shared between her and Shawn while seeking justice?

DEADLY DISPATCH cast announced today:

  • Tamala Jones as Tiffany
  • Dominique Perry as Amber
  • Bone Crusher as Shawn

DEADLY DISPATCH is written by Sadé Sellers, and directed by Morenike Joela. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, who serves as executive producer, James Seppelfrick, Darien Baldwin and Keith Neal of Swirl Films. The film was casted by Leah Daniels Butler and George Pierre is casting director. For TV One, Tia A. Smith is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Head of Original Programming and Production.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #DEADLYDISPATCH and #REPRESENT.

ABOUT SWIRL FILMS:
Swirl Films is America’s “number one urban film production company,” a full-service Film & TV 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: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One’s first ever biopic, starring another stellar cast: Lisa Raye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan and Teyonah Parris as Howard. According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network’s history drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the networks highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One’s #1 Original Premiere of All Time, When Love Kills (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One also includes Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr’s award-winning The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil, and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).

ABOUT TV ONE
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 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 Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, http://www.urban1.com , the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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