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August 2006

Edmonds joins Our Stories as president, COO

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August 29, 2006

Producer Tracey Edmonds has been named president and chief operating officer of Our Stories Film, the production outfit launched last month by BET founder Robert Johnson's RLJ Cos. and the Weinstein Co. to create family-friendly features for urban audiences.

In her new position, Edmonds will be responsible for identifying new projects and shepherding them through development and production.

Edmonds has served as president and CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group for the past decade. She produced George Tillman Jr.'s "Soul Food" and the Showtime series based on the film. Through her film production company e2 Filmworks, Edmonds produced Patrik-Ian Polk's "Punks" and executive produced Christopher Scott Cherot's "Hav Plenty."

"For a long time, the African-American creative community has wanted to have a studio where greenlight authority rests with an African-American," Johnson said. "I'm happy that Harvey and Bob (Weinstein) have joined me in making this vision a reality."

"When looking for someone to lead Our Stories, we identified an executive who has a track record of innovation and success, the respect of the industry and a strong understanding of, and relationships with, both business and talent," Harvey Weinstein said.

Our Stories plans to release features, mainly in the $10 million-$15 million budget range, via Weinstein Co's genre arm Dimension Films and on DVD through the company's Genius Product partnership.


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