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The movie “Lady Bird” has earned high praise and five Academy Award nominations, including Best Director for Greta Gerwig and actress nods for both Laurie Metcalf...

Watch the chilling trailer for ‘Traffik’ — stars Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Laz Alonso

The trailer has been released for an upcoming thriller, Traffik, which stars Paula Patton, Omar Epps and Laz Alonso. The film will be in theaters...

Trailer Drops For Paula Patton + Omar Epps Thriller ‘Traffik’

2018 is already off to an exciting start as it relates to black actors in film. Starting with the Taraji P. Henson-starring action flick...

‘Traffik’ Trailer Invokes Chills and Thrills

In the film, which hits theaters on April 20, a couple find themselves tangled up in something way bigger and more dangerous that they...

Deon Taylor to Direct, Produce Police Drama ‘.38’

Deon Taylor and his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith are ramping up on police drama “.38,” with production...

Deon Taylor to Direct, Produce Police Drama ‘.38’

Deon Taylor and his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith are ramping up on police drama “.38,” with production...
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Filmmaker Deon Taylor, Sacramento resident and director of films such a “Meet the Blacks,”...

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Deon Taylor: A Name In Horror You Should Be Checking For

“people don’t know my work. I think they soon will, but one of the biggest things for me was, I’m a very, very serious...

Rick Ross Will Appear in ‘Meet the Blacks’ Sequel, ‘The House Next Door’

Back in July, Rick Ross teased that he was working on two movie projects, one of which was an independent project with Gucci Mane. Although we...

5 Things We Learned On The Set Of ‘The House Next Door’

The House Next Door is the upcoming sequel to Deon Taylor’s 2016 horror-comedy film Meet The Blacks. Both films star Mike Epps as Carl Black, a father...

DEON TAYLOR’S THRILLER ‘TRAFFIK’ STARRING OMAR EPPS AND PAULA PATTON COMING SOON

April 20, 2018,  ‘Traffik’, a thriller written and directed by Deon Taylor hits the big screen.  Acquired by Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films, the movie follows...

Omar Epps & Paula Patton Team Up for New Thriller, ‘Traffik’

Veteran actors Paula Patton and Omar Epps are set to star in the upcoming thriller, Traffik, which was just acquired by Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films for distribution. The...

Danny Trejo & Rick Ross Cast In ‘Meet the Blacks’ Sequel ‘The House Next...

EXCLUSIVE: Machete star Danny Trejo and rapper Rick Ross have signed on to join the comedy film The House Next Door, the sequel to Meet The Blacks, which...
Robert F. Smith NFL Team Owner

Why Billionaire Investor Robert F. Smith Should be the First African American NFL Owner

By: N.Reid With racial tensions flaring across America and the NFL embroiled in a bitter spat with the U.S. President over players protesting racial injustice...

Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid & Meagan Good To Star In ‘Motivated Seller’ From Director...

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Power‘s Joseph Sikora have signed on to star in the psychological thriller Motivated Seller, to be directed by Meet The Blacks helmer Deon Taylor. Said to be...

Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star in psychological thriller, ‘Motivated Seller’ with Dennis...

Michael Ealy and Meagan Good continue to be two of the most booked people in Hollywood. The two, who star together in the Think Like A Man franchise,...

‘Traffik’ Acquired by Lionsgate – Codeblack Films

Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has acquired the rights to the Paula Patton thriller Traffik. Deon Taylor (Meet the Blacks) wrote and directed the feature, which also stars Omar Epps...

Geoff Zanelli to Score HEFG’s ‘Motivated Seller’

Geoff Zanelli is reuniting with director Deon Taylor on the upcoming psychological thriller Motivated Seller. The movie starring Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Joseph...

AOTN gets an exclusive with director Deon Taylor

(AOTN) We were honored to have the chance to catch up with true Renaissance Man producer, director and writer Deon Taylor. Taylor and his...

Director Deon Taylor set to direct “Traffik” starring Paula Patton and Omar Epps

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has acquired producer/director/writer Deon Taylor’s thriller “Traffik.” The movie will be released by Codeblack and Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on April 20, 2018. “Traffik”...

Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid & Meagan Good To Star In ‘Motivated Seller’ From Director...

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Power‘s Joseph Sikora have signed on to star in the psychological thriller Motivated Seller, to be directed by Meet The Blacks helmer Deon Taylor. Said to be...

HEFG’S DEON TAYLOR INTERVIEW WITH BACKSTAGE.COM – 2017

On the set of his latest film, “Motivated Seller,” writer, producer, and director Deon Taylor had a conversation with one of the movie’s stars,...

Tribute to Charlie Murphy In Upcoming MTB2

Deon Taylor came from a background in sports and is now the person behind a rising boutique film company. With a that background and...
Paula Patton Traffik Movie

Star of HEFG’s Upcoming Traffik Movie, Paula Patton Returns!

In related news, HipHollywood confirms that Patton just wrapped the independent thriller “Traffik,” which co-stars Laz Alonso, Omar Epps and director, Deon Taylor. “It was...

HEFG Welcomes Roselyn Sanchez to Traffik Cast

Roselyn Sanchez has joined Paula Patton, Omar Epps and Laz Alonso in Traffik. From writer-director Deon Taylor, the indie follows a journalist (Patton) who...
Kicks Sneaker Movie

Award Winning Film ‘KICKS’ in Theaters Now!

Support this amazing film, directed by Justin Tipping and produced by Hidden Empire Film Group's, Deon Taylor. If you're a sneaker head don't miss...
Laz Alonzo Traffik Cast

‘Fast & Furious’ Actor Laz Alonso Joins Paula Patton, Omar Epps in ‘Traffik’

Kris Connor/Getty Images Paula Patton is playing a journalist who is kidnapped after she starts investigating the world of sex trafficking. Laz Alonso will join Paula...
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ESPN First Take: Mike Epps on Meet the Blacks

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Deon Taylor and Bobby Jackson presents: LETS TALK!

FREE for all the Sacramento and surrounding community to attend! No tickets required!!! Special guests, food, powerful conversation and most important...a few hours to simply...

Film review: ‘Meet the Blacks’ is fearless, both funny and frightening (Film Review)

In an unforgettable scene from the 1981 Richard Pryor film “Bustin’ Loose,” Pryor’s character, Joe, stomps through the woods in the middle of a...

Zulay Henao, el corazón colombiano de ‘Meet the Blacks’

s parodias cómicas de las películas de terror tienen su último capítulo con “Meet the Blacks”, en la que una familia de Chicago que...
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Lil Duval and Michael Blackson Take Meet the Blacks to Snoops GGN

The comedic duo who have worked together for years talk comedic timing, life in the spotlight and a throwback to the early 90s when...

Meet The Blacks Red Carpet Premiere and Afterparty Photos

Mike Epps, Tommy Davidson, Director Deon Taylor, Roxanne Avent, Bryshere Y. Gray, Ebie The Daughter of Eazy-E, Steven Kramer Glickman, Snoop Dogg, Warren G,...
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HipHollywood: Deon Taylor & MTB Cast Red Carpet Interviews

HipHollywood caught up on the red carpet with director Deon Taylor, Mike Epps and the rest of the cast of Hidden Empire Film Group's...
Kicks - Hidden Empire Film Group

Tribeca Review: Kicks

Cool high-tops make and almost break the man in debuting director Justin Tipping's hip-hop-saturated revenge tale set amid the youth culture of the Bay...

Bresha Webb Talks Meet the Blacks

BY ANGELA WILSON APRIL 5, 2016 FOR THESOURCE.COM Enter Bresha Webb, the new Hollywood It-Girl who’s having the best year ever. From the silver screen...
Tiny the star of Meet the Blacks

Ayeee… Tiny Harris’ Feature Film Debut: ‘Meet the Blacks’

  Tiny Harris may be known for her work in the reality TV circuit, but it looks like this mom of seven is taking her...
Lil Duval - Meet the Blacks Star

Lil Duval talks new film, ‘Meet the Blacks’ – Rollinout

In honor of the release of Mike Epps’ Meet the Blacks, Breakout Atlanta held a private event allowing guests to experience a real-life escape...
Erica Mena Amina Buddafly Meet the Blacks

Erica Mena and Amina Buddafly Show Out at the Meet The Blacks Premiere

  Last night was the premiere of Mike Epps the film Meet The Blacks in Los Angeles and beautiful besties Erica Mena and Amina Buddafly...

Meet the Blacks review – an angry and unapologetically gutter-mouthed comedy

  Daddy, they Purgin’!” So shouts Bresha Webb, whose comic performance in the ultra low-budget Meet the Blacks is so unpredictable and versatile it virtually...
Deon Taylor Under the Radar

Deon Taylor, Director of “Meet the Blacks” Hooked by Horror

Director Deon Taylor's tense 2014 drama, Supremacy, about a white supremacist who takes a black family hostage in their own home, was borne from...
Deon Taylor Horror Comedy Classic

DEON TAYLOR’S ‘MEET THE BLACKS’ IS THE NEXT HORROR COMEDY CLASSIC

Director, Deon Taylor Continues To Tell Memorable Stories, with Latest Film, ‘Meet The Blacks As an actor, or even someone behind the cameras telling the...

Meet the Blacks Sold Out – Beats Box-Office Expectations

Hidden Empire Film Group's Meet The Blacks gradually improved to what looks to be a $4.06M opening, more or less in keeping with expectations...
Meet the Blacks Soundtrack Cover Art

“MEET THE BLACKS” SOUNDTRACK: “TRINA, STATIK KXNG & CNN DELIVER HITS”

Tired of hearing the same music? Are you a huge Mike Epps fan? Need some great tunes to play as you head into the...
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Erica Mena All Smiles Holding Amina Buddafly’s Baby Bump During ‘Meet the Blacks’ Premiere

If there's one person that's happy for Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz, it's former Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena, who was spotted...

Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg & More Turn Out For “Meet The Blacks” Premiere

Mike Epps is tackling the spoof genre with his new flick Meet The Blacks, and HipHollywood caught up with him and the cast at...

‘Meet the Blacks’ pokes fun at ‘The Purge’ (Film Review)

Just in time for some April foolery is this weekend’s release of “The Purge” parody from writer/director Deon Taylor called “Meet the Blacks.” The...

Meet the Blacks with Drake’s Dad!

HipHollywood caught up with Aubrey’s dad, Dennis Graham, at the premiere for Meet The Blacks and got him to at least give us that...
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