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[02/03/20 - 08:47 AM]
TV One Announces Production of Original Film "Coins for Love" Starring Stephen Bishop, Essence Atkins, TC Carson and Kendrick Cross
In this sequel to TV One's popular "Coins for Christmas," audiences are reunited with single mother Madison Morris (Atkins) who has landed her dream job at a publishing company.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL FILM "COINS FOR LOVE" STARRING STEPHEN BISHOP, ESSENCE ATKINS, TC CARSON AND KENDRICK CROSS

It's A Case of the Exes as Relationship Goals Become Relationship Woes in New Romantic Drama

(SILVER SPRING, MD) - February 3, 2020 - TV One announced today that production is underway in Atlanta, GA for its new original film COINS FOR LOVE, slated to premiere in August. The film's stars include Essence Atkins ("Ambitions," "Marlon"), Stephen Bishop ("Imposters," "Being Mary Jane"), TC Carson ("Living Single"), Kendrick Cross ("Ambitions") and Karon Joseph Riley ("35 and Ticking," "A Christmas Blessing").

In this sequel to TV One's popular COINS FOR CHRISTMAS, audiences are reunited with single mother Madison Morris (Atkins) who has landed her dream job at a publishing company. To Madison's dismay, she learns she's been hired on a probationary period and will not receive her full salary until the process is over, again leaving her in a financial struggle to support her two teenage children.

Alec Darby (Bishop) has also started the job of his dreams on a national sports network but soon clashes with his co-host Demarco (Cross). Friends Madison and Alec reunite and discuss their career challenges, prompting Alec to offer Madison a job as his personal assistant. The two embark on a great working relationship and sparks start to fly but not before Alec's ex reemerges in the picture and Madison's ex-husband comes crawling back with promises of a fresh start. Will the couple's budding relationship be able to withstand the ultimate test - their exes - in this romantic drama?

COINS FOR LOVE cast announced today:

· Essence Atkins as Madison Morris

· Stephen Bishop as Alec Darby

· TC Carson as Hank

· Kendrick Cross as Demarco

· Karon Joseph Riley as Jake

· James "Lil JJ" Lewis as Rex

COINS FOR LOVE is executive produced by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes, written by Susan Banks and directed by Jamal Hill, with casting by George Pierre. The film is produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson and Keith Neal serve as producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President Original Programming and Production.

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

ABOUT SWIRL FILMS

Swirl Films is America's "number one urban film production company," a full-service film & television 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 including the original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One's first ever biopic, starring LisaRaye 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: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One include 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 film, 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 Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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