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Codeblack Films Acquires Film Rights to Omar Tyree’s ‘Flyy Girl’ Book Trilogy

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 17, 2013) – Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) company, has acquired the rights to the popular Flyy Girl book trilogy written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree.

This captivating trilogy is a coming of age story that explores the journey of a young woman motivated by the material life who plunges into a fast-paced world of gratuitous sex, violence and heartbreak in an attempt to find herself and to assess her goals in life during the modern Hip-Hop era. The second book in the series, “For the Love of Money” won an NAACP Image Award (2001, Outstanding Book, Fiction).

Tyree’s books have been read by over 8 million people worldwide, and have grossed more than $30 million for publishing giant Simon & Schuster. His brand is one of the most talked about in the urban community, and his products can be found in 12 countries.

“Omar Tyree has created a franchise with an incredible story that connects with audiences worldwide,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan. “Codeblack is excited to have the film rights for these books which have been a staple in the African-American community for more than 20 years. We’re thrilled to have the chance to finally bring these stories to screen.”

Codeblack Films’ General Manager Quincy Newell brokered the deal with Global Renaissance Entertainment Group’s CEO/Owner Arthur Wylie and Chief Operating Officer Dale Godboldo. Jean Chi, Lionsgate’s SVP of Business & Legal Affairs, business executive Greg Snodgrass of Business Affairs Inc. and Jeffrey Miles, attorney for Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, handled legal duties.

“I couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey with Codeblack Films and Global Renaissance Entertainment Group,” states Omar Tyree. “I have every confidence that my brand has found the perfect home with one of the most effective machines in Hollywood.”

“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” featuring one of America’s hottest young comedic talents, was released nationwide on July 3 by Summit Entertainment in conjunction with Hartbeat Productions and Codeblack Films, opening to an impressive $17.4 million and grossing more than $26 million at the domestic box office to date. Codeblack Films has recently unveiled an upcoming slate that includes the suspenseful thriller “Repentance,” starring Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan, the romantic drama “Things Never Said,” starring Omari Hardwick and Shanola Hampton, and George Tillman, Jr.’s “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson and executive produced by multiplatinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys.


About Codeblack Films

Codeblack Films, a division of leading global entertainment company LIONSGATE®, is a vertically integrated film production and distribution company focused on providing independent studios, filmmakers, globally-recognized celebrities, intellectual property rights holders and brands cross platform monetization solutions. Entertainment industry veteran Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012. Codeblack Films’ core objective is to super serve the global Black community with quality programming and help its content and brand partners access the enormous spending power of the rapidly growing African-American consumer market. Codeblack Films’ understanding of the social context of this fast evolving market — values, attitudes, behavior and current and emerging trends — provides the Company with a unique ability to position its content and brand partners in the center of influence.

Through parent company Lionsgate, Codeblack Films’ operational capabilities include motion picture production and distribution, strategic acquisitions, television programming and syndication, home entertainment distribution, digital distribution, new channel platform monetization and international distribution and sales.

Allan Sealy’s New Book “Pearls of Wisdom Life Skills Strategies” Gives Readers the Ultimate Blueprint to Key Insights to a Successful Life

LONDON, UK. – Author Allan Sealy’s new book “Pearls of Wisdom Life Skills Strategies” (http://www.pearlsofwisdomlife.com) shares with the world key insights to a fulfilling and successful life. Despite past history and current challenges, anyone can live their dreams and flourish by applying his time-tested life skills strategies.

“Pearls of Wisdom Life Skills Strategies” was first published as teaching articles in Allan’s trendsetting magazine “Spread The Word” the UK’s #1 inspirational events guide. Birthed from years of experience and in-depth study in the art of excellence, this book delivers profound truths and cutting edge tools in a very accessible manner. Through the exploration of each chapter, any reader will be able to identify their true passion and understand the journey that leads to success.

With a passion for personal development, Allan seeks to inform readers of their innate ability to influence the outcome of any situation and create their own human success story. A man on a mission, Allan Sealy is shaping the international concept of what is possible to achieve in one’s life by recognizing their inner genius, creative power and immense value.

“Pearls of Wisdom Life Skills Strategies” is available now at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and Kindle. For more information visit http://www.pearlsofwisdomlife.com.

Pearls of Wisdom Life Skills Strategies
By Allan Sealy
ISBN: 13: 9781907402241
Publisher: MIA Publishing
Hardcover: 258 pages
Price: (SC) $17.99 (HC) $29.99

Allan is available for speaking engagements. For event bookings contact Ministry In Art Media at info(at)miapublishing(dot)com. For interviews and to review his book, please contact publicist Deborah Griffin at deborahmckj(at)yahoo(dot)com or at 323.692.2881.

About the author

Sealy is a trained life coach and speaks internationally to both spiritual and entrepreneurial groups. His eloquent and highly motivational presentation’s has endeared him to many captive audiences.