LOS ANGELES -- FOXX Media Group LLC in conjunction with Foxx Follies Films is happy to announce that its award-winning web series, “The Club,” starring actor Tommy Ford, is set to launch on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 on YouTube. For a sneak peek, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmP0f8du5GU&list=PLeaxUdTmmSMktM8nXoITjTIpnFKE23sIP
“The Club” racked up various awards on the web series/film festival circuit. The web series picked up Best Faith-Based Web Series for director Ian Foxx and Best Comedic Actor for Ford, respectively at the Miami Web Fest. In July, the web series screened internationally in South Korea as a special selection in the Korean Web Fest (KWEBFEST), the only web series festival held in Asia. This spring, “The Club” made its debut at the LA Web Fest, the oldest and largest web series in the world. It nabbed several awards, including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Best Premise in a Comedy Series. It was also nominated for Best Director, Outstanding Writing and Best Comedy Series.
Helmed by Foxx, a celebrity photographer-turned-director, “The Club” is a faith-based, comedy series, inspire by past scandals of ministers, helming mega churches. The 5-minute episodes follow the trials and tribulations of Rev. Lamont Holmes Jr. (Tommy Ford, “Martin”), accused of illicit behavior and extra-marital affairs that’s certainly unbecoming for a man of the cloth. To gain forgiveness and reconciliation from his flock, he enters a sex addiction treatment program, only to discover “The Club.” And let’s just say that this clandestine fraternity of sex addicts may or may not help Rev. Holmes kick the habit. Like a secret handshake, tune in to find out why the men chant “Boom Shaka Laka Boom!” Ford, best known for his role as Tommy on the FOX hit tv show, “Martin,” serves as a co-executive producer on the project.
Along with Ford, the cast includes Bill Lee Brown (“Scrubs,” “Criminal Minds” and “Baggage Claim”), Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck,” “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”), Dan Thiel (“Deep Blue Sea,” “Tuesdays With Morrie”), Tanjareen Martin (“The Rev,” “Love for Sale,” “Miss March”), Miguel A. Gaetan (“Drumline,” “Material Girls”) and Stacy Francis (“R&B Divas LA,” finalist of “The X Factor USA”). “The Club” is written by Ilunga Adell, a veteran TV writer and producer whose credits include “Sanford & Son,” “227,” “Roc,” “A Different World,” “Married With Children,” and “Moesha” – just to name a few. Foxx also serves as co-executive producer and co-creator of “The Club.” The music score is composed by Eric Butler.
To view a trailer of “The Club,” visit YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHCEHEZorw
SPECIAL SCREENING | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Atlanta area
The Marietta-Roswell chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a special screening of “The Club” on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Switzer Marietta Library, located at 266 Roswell Street in Marietta, Ga.
ABOUT TOMMY FORD | ACTOR & CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
A veteran actor, writer, producer and director, Tommy Ford is known by millions for his role as “Tommy” on the hit TV sitcom “Martin,” starring comedian/actor Martin Lawrence. N LA-natives, he recently completed four seasons on TV One’s hit show, “Who’s Got Jokes,” hosted by comic/actor Bill Bellemy, as the hilarious Pope of Comedy. Ford also joined the cast of several original tv movies – that is, “Sugar Mommas,” “To Love and to Cherish” and “In the Meantime,” which debuted on UP TV.
On the big screen, he’s starred in more than 15 films, including “In The Meantime,” “First Impression,” “Hillbilly Highway,” “Ivy League,” “Who Did I Marry,” “Unspoken Word,” “Douglass U,” “Dreams (The Movie),” “No More Games,” “Switching The Script,” “Hard Lessons,” “4 Play,” “Mississippi Blues” and “Back Court” – just to name a few.
Behind the camera, Ford has directed and produced several webisodes as well as television dramas and sitcom pilots, including “Blvd West,” “Ancestors,” “Troupe,” “Healing 100 Hearts,” “Comedy Camp,” “Flipping Bird” and “Brick By Brick.” He’s also helmed seven films as a director and producer, including “Conflict of Interest,” “Baby Mamas Club” (a Lionsgate release), “Beat Street Resurrected” (a Lionsgate release), “The Club,” “At Momu’s Feet,” “Breezes” and “Switching Lanes.”
ABOUT DIRECTOR IAN FOXX + FOXX MEDIA GROUP LLC
A native of Detroit, Ian Foxx is the CEO of Foxx Media Group and its production company Foxx Follies Media. For more than 40 years, he’s worked in the entertainment industry -- both in front of and behind the camera as an actor, photographer, director and producer. He began his career in New York City as a performer before moving to the production side of show business, serving as a business manger and eventually the company manager for the Family Repertory Company. He re-located to Los Angeles and founded the Foxx Follies Theater Workshop, a non-profit (501) c3 organization, which trains youth in all facets of theatre arts.
Foxx has many credits in television, film and commercials. He teamed up with novelist Herbert A. Simmons to develop the pilot, “Corner Boy,” based on the author’s book of the same name, which won the prestigious 1957 Houghton Mifflen Literary Fellowship. He has produced and developed three short films, including “Sunset Red, “Corner Boy” and “The Club,” which is now a web series.
A celebrity photographer, he’s worked as the staff photographer for L.A Watts Times for more than a decade. To see some of his work, visit www.ifoxxmediagroup.com.
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