IN THE PRESS

2022

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 

Your guide to the 2022 TV premiere dates – Everything you want to watch before the end of the year.


TV INSIDER

WICKED CITY (2022) – A group of urban witches push their powers to new heights and uncover dark secrets that attract dangerous enemies their way.


PARLE MAGAZINE

[FIRST LOOK] Supernatural Drama, ‘Wicked City’ Coming To ALLBLK This December


PREMIER DATE

Wicked City follows five urban witches who push their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden


BROADWAY WORLD

AMC Allblk Supernatural Drama WICKED CITY Adds Shaquita Smith- The ensemble cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylor Polidore, Shaquita Smith, Mercedez McDowell, Chantal Maurice, and more.


BLACK FILM AND TV

ALLBLK Greenlights Supernatural Drama ‘Wicked City’


COLLIDER

Modern-Day Witches Try to Resurrect Their BFF in The ‘Wicked City’ Trailer [Exclusive] – ‘Wicked City’ lands on the ALLBLK streaming service on December 1


THE FUTON CRITICZ

Video: ALLBLK Releases Trailer for New Supernatural Drama, “Wicked City,” Premiering Thursday, December 1 on ALLBLK


URBAN BRIDGEZ

ALLBLK, from AMC Networks has released the trailer for the new supernatural drama, “Wicked City.’


BLACK FILM AND TV

Ne-Yo, Serayah To Star In BET Plus Holiday Movie ‘Sound Of Christmas’


FLIPBOARD

‘Sound Of Christmas’: Ne-Yo To Topline BET+ Holiday Movie From Tressa Azarel Smallwood’s MegaMind Media


THE MUSIC UNIVERSE

Ne-Yo toplines BET+ ‘Sound of Christmas’


WASHINGTON POST

With film festival, Prince George’s makes a bid for the silver screen


VARIETY

BET+ Sets 2022 Original Holiday Movie Slate Featuring Ne-Yo, Serayah, Romeo Miller and More Across 10 Titles (EXCLUSIVE)


AMC NETWORKS

SUPERNATURAL DRAMA WICKED CITY TO DEBUT WINTER 2022 ON AMC NETWORKS STREAMER ALLBLK 


BLACK FILM

Tichina Arnold Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Oh Baby Baby’ (INTERVIEW)


IMDB NEWS

AllBlk Greenlights Supernatural Drama ‘Wicked City’ Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway, Taylor Polidore, More


BROADWAY WORLD

AMC Allblk Supernatural Drama WICKED CITY Adds Shaquita Smith


EURWEB 

Meagan Good, Naturi Naughton, Tichina Arnold and LisaRaye Mcoy to Direct Short Films for BET HER


HERAGENDA

Watch: Actress Tichina Arnold Talks Directorial Debut For Breast Cancer Awareness Film


SHAWDOW AND ACT 

Naturi Naughton On Dispelling Myths Surrounding Vitiligo with Her Directorial Debut for New BET Film


DEADLINE

‘The Sound of Christmas’: Ne-Yo to Topline BET+ Holiday Movie from Tressa Azarel Smallwood’s MegaMind Media


SB AMERICAN

From Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood Directed by Meagan Good & Naturi Naughton Announces July 9th Premiere During Mental Health Awareness Month


BLACK MAGAZINE

A Teacher at Heart but a Boss in Mind, Body, and Spirit, Tressa “Azarel”Smallwood

 

2021

FOX11-LA

BET HER Initiative brings powerful, vital stories to life, directed, and produced by Black women, for Black women.


DIGITAL JOURNAL

MegaMind Media & Kountry Wayne Entertainment Team Up for New Comedy/Horror Film Titled “In Love with a Ghost”


DEADLINE

Morris Chestnut To Exec-Produce Movie ‘Greenwood Avenue’ About Tulsa Race Massacre


ABC NEWS

Yvette Nicole Brown takes the director’s chair with BET’s ‘The Waiting Room’


WISHTV  

Vivica A. Fox, Mona Scott Young & more direct female-centric films with producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood for BET HER


RESPECT  

BET Sets Nov. 4 for Bill Bellamy, Brandee Evans “A Rich Christmas” From Prod. Tressa ‘AzareL’ Smallwood Kicking Off Holiday 2021 Programming


MADAMENOIRE  

Mona Scott Young, Tressa Smallwood Team Up For BET Her Special On Mental Health, ‘The Couch’


YAHOO! LIFE – THE WRAP   

A Rich Christmas Star Bill Bellamy and Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood Talk Parenting and Dishing Out Tough Love


POP CULTURALIST  

Exclusive Interview: Tressa Azarel Smallwood and Yvette Nicole Brown Chat BET Her Initiative, The Party, and Checking on Your People


BFTV 

Exclusive: Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood and Bill Bellamy talk BET’s holiday film A Rich Christmas


WE ARE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

Tressa Azarel Smallwood on Her Movies, Health Initiatives, and The Film Industry


BNC NEWS 

Raheem DeVaughn and Tressa Azarel Smallwood Discuss ‘Her Lyfeline’ Film


HYPE MAGAZINE 

Live Session With Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media


BLACKFILMANDTV

Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood and Bill Bellamy talk BET’s holiday film A Rich Christmas


SCOTT D. CLARY

Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood, CEO of Megamind Media Talks Success


PIX11-NEW YORK

Mona Scott-Young, Tressa ‘Azarel’ Smallwood talk Women’s Health Initiative team up


FOX5-DC

Creators discuss ‘BET HER Presents: The Couch’-Season 2


DEADLINE

Morris Chestnut To Exec-Produce Movie ‘Greenwood Avenue’ About Tulsa Race Massacre


DAILY MAIL

Vivica A. Fox, debut film Through Her Eyes


SHEEN MAGAZINE

Media Mogul, Tressa Smallwood on Creating Her Entertainment Empire & Releasing Content That Resonates with The Black Community

 

2020

OCCHIMAGAZINE

BET Premieres MegaMind Media’s ‘Holiday Heartbreak’


NEKIANICHELLE

LisaRaye Is The Real McCoy!


CHICAGO NOW

BET’s Holiday Heartbreak Features Chicagoan LisaRaye McCoy


INDY STYLE

Holiday Heartbreak stars chat about Christmas comedy


GOOD DAY ATLANTA

A Christmas curse threatens to ruin the most wonderful time of the year in the BET film, Holiday Heartbreak


GOOD DAY DC

Holiday Heartbreak stars on FOX 5


BLACKAPHILLYATED

Tressa Smallwood’s Christmas film ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ stars LisaRaye McCoy, Kountry Wayne and More


HBCU CONNECT

LisaRaye McCoy & Tressa Smallwood Talk BET’s ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ 


BLACK WOMEN CONNECT 

LisaRaye McCoy & Tressa Smallwood Talk BET’s ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ 


BLACK IN AMERICA

LisaRaye McCoy & Tressa Smallwood Talk BET’s ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ with Tanisha Laverne Grant


BLACK NEWS CHANNEL

BNC PRIME – HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK TO AIR ON BET


BLACK GIRL NERDS

LisaRaye McCoy ‘That New Christmas Movie’


THE WRAP URBAN HOLLYWOOD 411

BET Announces ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ Starring Michael Colyar and LisaRaye McCoy


THE WRAP

Christmas Curse Threatens to Ruin the Holidays in BET Original Movie


BET PRESSROOM

BET Unveils 2020 Holiday Movies Lineup


GMA 3

Kim Fields, director of “Baby Blue,” sheds light on vital topics for Black families, from breast cancer to mental health.


POP CULTURE

Kim Fields – PopCulture @Home Exclusive Interview ‘Baby Blue’ mental health awareness


YAHOO

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kim Fields & More To Direct Shorts Produced by Tressa Azarel Smallwood For BET Her Initiative


ABC7

Sheryl Lee Ralph talks new film, breast cancer awareness


MSN

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kim Fields, Vanessa Bell, and Victoria Rowell To Direct Shorts Produced by Tressa Azarel Smallwood For BET Her Initiative


DEADLINE

Kim Fields, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More To Direct Shorts Produced by Tressa Azarel Smallwood For BET Her Initiative


FOX 5 – D.C.

BET Her presents The Waiting Room


BLACKAPHILLYATED 

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Producer Tressa Smallwood teamed up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Deliver “The Waiting Room” on BET Her


THE HYPE MAGAZINE

Bet Her Launches Four Female-Centric Original Films With Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood Premiering July 25 And October 17


BFTV

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kim Fields, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Victoria Rowell To Direct Short Films For BET HER


FOX 5 – D.C. 

Tressa ‘Azarel’ Smallwood named DC filmmaker of the month


SHADOW ACT 

The 2020 American Black Film Festival – Goes Virtual – The Available Wife 


BGN  

Tressa Azarel Smallwood on ‘The Available Wife’ | BGN Interview


DC.GOV  

OCTFME RECOGNIZES TRESSA SMALLWOOD AS THE JULY 2020 FILMMAKER OF THE MONTH


NEWSBREAK  

Tressa Azarel Smallwood, Producer: 4 BET Her Women-Centered Short Films


LRM   

Tressa Azarel Smallwood on Producing Book to Screen With The Available Wife | ABFF 2020


DEADLINE

UMC Acquires ‘The Available Wife’


OCCHIMAGAZINE

BET HER Presents ‘The Waiting Room’


KTLA 5

Sheryl Lee Ralph on her Many Projects From Mask Line to Directing a Short Film & More