With their respective movie offerings to the Lifetime television network Grammy winners Queen Latifah (‘Flint,’ ‘Steel Magnolias’) and Toni Braxton (‘Unbreak My Heart,’ ‘Faith Under Fire’) have jointly and individually delivered the women’s channel millions in ratings and some of its most viewed programming to date.
For this reason the leading ladies will see their names line the production credits of a number of the its forthcoming films. During its recent upfront presentation, Lifetime exec Tanya Lopez exclaimed:
“Both Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton have been part of the Lifetime family for many years and its proven that our audiences love them as much as we do and we are excited they will be back on the network for even more,” said Lopez, EVP of movies…
Latifah will serve as executive producer of the documentary “Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?,” which tells the history of the pioneering female rappers in a world dominated by men and explores what the future holds for the next generation of female emcees. She will also star in and executive produce the one-hour special “U.N.I.T.Y.,” following Latifah as she remakes her pivotal hit single from 1993.
Braxton has signed on for a multi-picture production deal with Lifetime. One of the movies will be the centerpiece of Lifetime’s holiday programming block, It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. as the network plans to greenlight 14 all-new original movies to debut this November and December.
Congratulations are certainly in order for Braxton and Latifah. The news comes just one week ahead of the release of the former’s long-awaited eighth album, ‘Sex & Cigarettes.’ Click here to read more on that.