CHARLES STONE III SET TO DIRECT; PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY WILL COMMENCE MARCH 2013 IN ATLANTA
Newport Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/21/2013 -- The much anticipated biopic "Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story," on Grammy-winning girl group TLC, is set to begin production in March 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is the birthplace for the group that rose to unprecedented fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high-profile success, turmoil and tragedy, TLC left an indelible stamp of female empowerment that changed the face of the music industry forever. The group was also recognized internationally as pioneers in advocacy for Sex and HIV education.
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the full-length TV movie based on their life and career as TLC. "We were pleased to learn that production would take place here in Atlanta because it keeps everything true to form. The group was formed here, and Atlanta was the backdrop for so many things we experienced, good and bad as a group. We really want fans to experience our story in an authentic way," says Chilli. "There is so much to our story that hasn't been told until this movie, it really has to be done the right way," T-Boz adds. "Fans will be able to really understand the dynamic of the group and why that formula has not been able to be duplicated. It was something truly special." Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina are executive producers alongside Thomas and Watkins. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1. Alexander A. Motlagh also serves as executive producer for Pop Films.
VH1 has cast the roles of superstars Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas with actress Drew Sidora, hip hop artist Lil Mama and KeKe Palmer.
"TLC were truly music pioneers and this movie is a fantastic way to expand our scripted push by combining our audience's passion for music with their love of story. We know our viewers will be eager to go beyond the headlines and into the surprisingly personal, never before told stories of these groundbreaking women," stated Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production.
Charles Stone III ("Drumline," "Paid in Full," "Mr. 3000")is set to direct the biopic, which is penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier ("What's Love Got To Do With It," "Set it Off," "Beauty Shop"). Crazy, Sexy Cool: The TLC Story is slated to begin shooting next month in Atlanta.
For all the latest on the upcoming CRAZY,SEXY,COOL: The TLC Story visit the official TLC facebookpage at www.facebook.com/officialTLC
For press inquiries with TLC contact: Christal Jordan, Enchanted PR at email@example.com, 678-499-0298.
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