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[04/24/14 - 03:30 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming and Partnerships at Annual Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "Being Mary Jane," "The Game" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[02/04/14 - 08:49 AM]
Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., Aunjanue Ellis and Lyriq Bent Set to Star in "The Book of Negroes" from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One Television
The show is slated to air on CBC in Canada and BET Networks in the US.

[06/11/13 - 05:00 AM]
Lawrence Hill's Tour de Force Novel, "The Book of Negroes," to Be Adapted to a Mini-Series for CBC and BET
The mini-series is written by multiple-award winning filmmaker Clement Virgo and co-written by Lawrence Hill.







BOOK OF NEGROES, THE (BET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, April 2014) THE BOOK OF NEGROES - BET's first-ever miniseries, this sweeping six-part epic traverses Aminata Diallo's capture in Africa, enslavement in America, and emancipation in England. It is a riveting historical drama based upon the Commonwealth Prize winning novel by Lawrence Hill and chronicles love, loss, and the enduring human spirit. Stars Academy Award(R) winners Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett, Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis. In Partnership with eOne and The CBC.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Louis Gossett Jr.
· Lyriq Bent
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Niven as CO-PROD
· Carrie Stein as EP
· Clement Virgo as WRTR/DIR/EP
· Damon D'Oliveira as EP
· Daniel Iron as EP
· Lance Samuels as EP
· Lawrence Hill as WRTR/BOOK
· Michael Levine as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Conquering Lion Pictures
· Entertainment One Television
· Idlewild Films
· Out Of Africa Entertainment