[10/11/22 - 12:30 PM] Video: Starz Releases Trailer for "The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast," A Series That Tells the Real Story of BMF Through Former BMF Members and Celebrity Insiders Including Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, T.I., 2 Chainz, and White Boy Rick This documentary series will feature exclusive audio excerpts from founding member, Demetrius Flenory, in addition to interviews with members of his family, former BMF members and celebrity insiders including Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, T.I., 2 Chainz, and White Boy Rick.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ RELEASES TRAILER FOR "THE BMF DOCUMENTARY: BLOWING MONEY FAST," A SERIES THAT TELLS THE REAL STORY OF BMF THROUGH FORMER BMF MEMBERS AND CELEBRITY INSIDERS INCLUDING CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON, T.I., 2 CHAINZ, AND WHITE BOY RICK
STARZ Limited Event Series Examines the Cultural Phenomenon The Black Mafia Family Created
For the First Time Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory Shares His Side of the Story through Exclusive Audio Commentary
Santa Monica, Calif. - October 11, 2022 - STARZ released today the trailer for its limited event series, "The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast," chronicling the notorious drug syndicate, the Black Mafia Family. This documentary series will feature exclusive audio excerpts from founding member, Demetrius Flenory, in addition to interviews with members of his family, former BMF members and celebrity insiders including Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, T.I., 2 Chainz, and White Boy Rick.
As previously announced, "The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast" premieres Sunday, October 23 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the premium streaming platform, LIONSGATE+, in Europe and Latin America. On linear, it will debut on STARZ at 10:00 ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.
"The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast" is a limited event, half-hour episodic documentary series about infamous Black Mafia Family founders, Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory. The series offers a comprehensive look inside BMF's illustrious history as told by former members, insiders, associates, and celebrity figures close to the family. Meet the real members of BMF and hear the real stories like never before with exclusive access inside all the epic family feuds, high stakes drug deals, suspicious murders, and champagne drenched parties attended by hip-hop royalty. Each episode will take viewers through respective phases of the brothers' journey, beginning as Detroit corner boys, rising to the peak of hip-hop culture, to the end of their reign up to present day. While BMF eventually met their downfall, Meech and Terry's legacy continues to shape culture today.
The eight-episode series is produced for STARZ by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson through G-Unit Film & Television in association with Jigsaw Productions. Shan Nicholson serves as showrunner for the documentary series, which serves as a companion to the STARZ scripted series, "BMF," produced and owned by Lionsgate Television. Season two of STARZ's scripted drama series "BMF," rooted in family, loyalty and brotherhood, will explore the brothers' complex familial relationships with their parents and with one another on expanding the business as they continue their pursuit of the American dream when the series returns in January 2023.
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STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.
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About Jigsaw Productions
Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentaries in the last 15 years, including the triple Emmy-winning Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief; Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side; Oscar-nominated Enron:the Smartest Guys in the Room; and the Emmy-nominated The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. Alex Gibney's latest features include Crazy, Not Insane, which premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival; Agents of Chaos, a two-part documentary about Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections both for HBO; Totally Under Control, a searing look at the Trump administration's failure to contain the COVID 19 pandemic, released theatrically by Neon; and the acclaimed two-part documentary, The Crime of the Century on HBO and HBO Max which explored the origins, extent, and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, the opioid crisis. Jigsaw's slate of highly visible TV series includes two seasons of the popular investigative series "Dirty Money" and the highly acclaimed "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," based on Samin Nosrat's book of the same name, both on Netflix; in association with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, "Why We Hate" on Discovery; "Hip Hop: Songs That Shook America" on AMC; "How To Fix A Drug Scandal" and "The Innocence Files" on Netflix; Emmy-nominated "Laurel Canyon" on Epix; "Generation Hustle" on HBO Max; and "Murder on Middle Beach" on HBO. Whether the company is creating a documentary or narrative film, a scripted or unscripted series, Jigsaw adheres to a particular ethos: well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched, and visually poignant stories, which ignite and engage our curiosity. Reaching audiences on screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, Jigsaw aims to achieve critical and commercial success without sacrificing style or authenticity. In June of 2020, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine made a substantial investment in Jigsaw Productions making it a subsidiary of Imagine Entertainment.
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