BREAKING NEWS – BET’s new original film, “Redeemed,” based on Jacqueline D. Moore’s novel, “Serving Justice,” executive produced by Vickie Adams and adapted by screenwriter, Monice Mitchell Simms, will release Thursday, February 18th, exclusively on the premier streaming platform.
The film stars Keisha Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show) and TC Stallings (My Brother’s Keeper) and is directed by Ty Manns of Manns Mackie Studios .
Highlighting corruption plaguing America’s criminal justice system, “Redeemed” follows Angela Sylvester (Pulliam), who becomes the youngest female minority judge in her city and finds herself trapped in a ‘Kids for Cash’ prison scam orchestrated by her boss. Fearing her legal career and dream of becoming a federal judge is over, she loses control of her life and career until she returns to her faith and redeems herself of the crimes committed.
Adams, a producer and director who has won multiple awards for her Christian short films, is currently developing more feature films focusing on faith, love and forgiveness.
A celebrated author, Moore has written 10 books and has plans to adapt her novel catalogue to the screen.
And Simms is an acclaimed author, scripted-podcaster, Producer Guild of America Diversity alumnae and an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer of the Showtime films, “Carmin’s Choice” and “Rain.” Currently developing and shopping projects, she is represented by Adreana Robbins of the Bohemia Group, attorney Toni Long and the ENTertainment Speakers Bureau.
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BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. The new ad-free subscription video-on-demand service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. provides users with access to original content including hit series “First Wives Club” from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s “Ruthless” and “Bruh,” Will Packer’s “Bigger,” hit unscripted anthology series, “American Gangster: Trap Queens,” and “The Family Business.”
ABOUT VICKIE ADAMS & VISIONS PRODUCTIONS
Adams’ Vision Productions creates some of the most interesting and inspirational films for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has won awards for multiple short Christian films, including “Broken Warrior,” “Pure Justice,” ‘Saving Billy,” and “Mental Prison. Adams resides in North Carolina and “Redeemed” is her first produced feature film.
ABOUT JACQUELINE D. MOORE & A WORD PUBLISHING
Moore’s A Word Publishing uses the power of her spirit and soul combined with her God-given ability to transform lives with words. Her novels and short stories highlighting domestic violence, bullying, teen suicide and other social topics have won multiple awards and she is currently in the process of adapting her novel catalogue for the screen. Moore is a native of Detroit currently living in Las Vegas. “Redeemed” is her first feature film.
ABOUT MONICE MITCHELL SIMMS & FLOWER GIRL PRODUCTIONS
Simms’ Flower Girl Productions is an award-winning film company based in Los Angeles, California. For two decades, the company has produced hours of celebrated content for social media, publishing, audio, television networks and steaming platforms. They also produced the short films, “Carmin’s Choice,” and “Rain,” for Showtime. Simms hails from Detroit and “Redeemed” her first produced feature film.