Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PREMIUM DVD starring Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper in stores now!

Standout thesping by stars Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana, along with fully fleshed-out secondary roles, distinguish Pete Chatmon's gentle comedy "Premium," about a black actor juggling concurrent crises on the love, work and home fronts. While the satirizing of black stereotypical movie roles was angrier and funnier in Robert Townsend's breakthrough 1987 laffer, "Hollywood Shuffle," Chatmon's laid-back rhythms smack more of soft-shoe than shuffle in this thoroughly engaging film. With careful handling, marginal indie could provide an unpretentious alternative to raucous mainstream fare. - Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY

Double 7 Film / Palm-Star Entertainment / Griot Pictures Entertainment / CodeBlack Entertainment

Cast: Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper, Tonya Pinkins, Eva Pigford, Frankie Faison, William Sadler

Synopsis: Reginald "Cool" Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed up with taking stereotypical African-American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. While working his day job, his ex-fiancée - and one true love - reappears after three years of silence. Discovering that it's only 36 hours until her wedding to a local lawyer, Cool embarks on last-ditch attempts to win her back. In the process, he takes on the biggest "role" of his life, while also learning the secret to mastering his craft.

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