Teamwork Media Group International and Black News Channel Partner to Produce Original Educational Programming for Viewers
Teamwork Media Group International (TMGI) is “Flipping the Script” and “Changing Minds by Changing Perception” with the original programming it is creating in partnership with Black News Channel (BNC), the nation’s only African American news network. The first in a series of great programs will air on BNC on February 10th when the network launches.
Philadelphia-based award-winning film producer Bob Lott, his colleagues at Teamwork Media Group International, and Black News Channel are shifting the direction of original programming aimed at a global market, but with a twist. One-hundred percent of the programming produced by the partnership between TMGI and BNC is educational programming with an entertainment value.
“ I am very pleased to have forged a positive working partnership with the senior executives of BNC as they embark upon their journey to offer original programming and target people of the diaspora like never before,” says Lott. “Throughout the years of my experience in this business of producing documentaries and films, I’ve had many programs broadcast at various times on different media outlets. However, I feel like my partnership with BNC reaches the pinnacle of our company’s production goals.”
BNC aired an original documentary, “Victim No More, the Joan Pendergrass story,” produced by TMGI in partnership with the network, on February 10th, the day the network launches. “Victim No More” is the story of a beautiful woman, Joan Pendergrass, who was molested as a child. Then Joan was raped as a teenager; and, as a young woman, she landed in an abusive marriage not once, but twice. Through it all, Joan learned how to become a survivor. She’s sharing her personal story of pain and triumph to encourage others who have endured rape or domestic violence that they don’t have to remain a victim. They, too, can become a survivor. In her third marriage, Joan found true love with Philadelphia music legend, R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass. She wants to demonstrate through her own personal testimony, that things can change, and life can be worth living.
“We believe that we have an opportunity to make a difference for our own future and the future of America; and we’re happy to do that in partnership with the Black News Channel,” says Lott. Since the premier of the Black News Channel, they have been airing on rotation, two other TMGI films; Birth Of Black Film and Journey Through The Door Of No Return.
Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority owned and operated, and it will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities. BNC is the endeavor of the network’s visionaries and co-founders, Chairman J.C. Watts, Jr. and CEO Bob Brillante. BNC will provide access to information and educational programming to meet the specific needs of this growing and dynamic community that is a major consumer of subscription television services. BNC will provide an authentic, new voice that represents African Americans in mainstream media and fosters political, economic, and social discourse; the network will be one voice representing the many voices of African Americans. BNC’s programming will illuminate truth about the unique challenges facing urban communities and help close the “image gap” that exists today between the negative black stereotypes perpetuated by mainstream media news and our enterprising African American communities. Visit: www.blacknewschannel.com
Victim No More: The Joan Pendergrass Story
Birth of Black Film: A Cinema Apart
Journey Though The Door Of No Return