Sanaa Lathan To Star In Lionsgate/CBF’s “FLYY GIRL,” Adapted By Oscar-winning Writer Of “PRECIOUS”

Lathan will portray the film’s protagonist, Tracy Ellison — a successful businesswoman and workaholic who believes that money is always the key to happiness.

Lathan will also star in Lionsgate’s “Now You See Me 2″ and the upcoming production of “The Best Man Wedding.”

“So many people have grown up on this series and I’m looking forward to bringing Tracy Ellison’s story to life through film,” Lathan said. “It’s my hope to continue to help bring diverse stories to the big screen.”

Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) will write the script.

Dale Godboldo and Arthur Wylie will Executive Produce for Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc.

“Lathan’s star power paired with Fletcher’s nuanced script work — we’re confident that ‘Flyy Girl’ will prove to be a classic,” Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan said.

Lathan’s credits iclude “Brown Sugar,” “Best Man’s Holiday” and “Love and Basketball.”

Robert Melnik handled Lathan’s deal on behalf of Codeblack Films. Codeblack’s Quincy Newell and Greg Snodgrass handled the Fletcher deal. CAA represents Fletcher.

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“Dear White People’s” Effie Brown To Produce ‘Flyy Girl’ For Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films In Association With Global Renaissance

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has tapped Dear White People producer Effie Brown to produce the feature film adaptation of the popular Flyy Girl book trilogy by Omar Tyree. Brown’s production shingle Duly Noted Inc. will oversee development and assemble the creative team on the project alongside Codeblack Films’ Jeff Clanagan and Quincy Newell. Dale Godboldo and Arthur Wylie will Executive Produce through Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc.

The trilogy, which has grossed more than $30 million worldwide through Simon & Schuster, follows a young African-American woman coming of age during the 1980s. Obsessed with the material world, Tracy Ellison falls into a cycle of gratuitous sex and heartbreak.

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Dale Godboldo Launches Project:NOW Initiative with help from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

CGI_CommitmentSeal_2014_SmallLOS ANGELESOct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Actor/Producer/Philanthropist Dale Godboldo made a Commitment to Action at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting called Project:NOW (PN), a non-profit initiative that stresses urgency in addressing the educational needs of at-risk youth in America.

To help raise funding, PN held the Inaugural Legacy Project Dinner on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, honoring President George W. Bush. The evening was hosted by “The Good Wife’s” Chris Noth.   Press release ==> HERE 




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Proje10609429_635140599940484_6656731474031492268_nAITCF Logo no website_no borderct:NOW was formed by Godboldo’s Always In The Club Foundation in partnership with US Dream AcademyCherokee Gives Back, Arthur Wylie Entrepreneurship & Leadership Fund, Dimension4 Strategy Group, and PVBLIC Foundation. Its mission is to help at-risk youth compete in a modern, global economy. Programs include innovative literacy interventions and intensive entrepreneurship training courses designed to create leaders in underserved communities in America. Co-founded by David Garner and Angelique Sheppard, Project:NOW will leverage its partners’ core competencies, existing infrastructures, and years of hands-on experience to accelerate their activities – uniquely, and relentlessly, stressing the urgency of NOW.

“I’m excited to be working with CGI and all of our partners to launch what we believe will help change the way that our country responds to young people most in need of help,” states Godboldo. “I’m so thankful and honored that President Bush, who has been at the forefront of bringing these issues to a national platform, participated in our first event – a testament to his ongoing commitment to supporting our youth.”

Project:NOW is also developing leading-edge funding strategies, including public/private partnerships that utilize Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to scale success.

“Project:NOW is at the forefront of a national movement to bring together investors, non-profits, and political figures in new and purposeful ways,” states Garner, Director of SIBs. “Our goal is to build a more efficient, cost effective, mutually beneficial society, that’s preventative rather than reactive when it comes to addressing social problems.”

For more information on Project:NOW, visit and follow us on Twitter @PNInitiative, and Facebook at Additional pictures are available upon request.

About the Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,100 Commitments to Action, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at

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Dale Godboldo Teams With Final Destination Franchise Creator On $90M White Witch Of Rose Hall Film Trilogy

October 3, 2014 – The White Witch of Rose Hall has fascinated generations, and that allure will debut on the big screen as Dale Godboldo & Arthur Wylie (of Global Renaissance Entertainment Group), Final Destination’s Jeff Reddick, Former Lionsgate exec Stephanie Denton, and Rose Hall Development’s Michael Rollins create a trilogy for cinemas worldwide.

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POPWRAPPED | Dale Godboldo Talks Acting, Projects, and the Importance Of Charity Work

March 8, 2014 – Fans of The Mickey Mouse Club who have been keeping up with news about all their favorite stars from the show via the Facebook and Twitter pages of “Always in the Club” will already know about Dale Godboldo’s passion for supporting charitable organizations. full story >>

VARIETY | “Final Destination” Creator Launching Scare-Fare Production Deal

November 20, 2013 – Global Renaissance Entertainment Group has entered into a multi-picture production deal with Jeffrey Reddick , creator of the “Final Destination” franchise. full story >>

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | Lionsgate’s Codeblack Nabs Rights to “Flyy Girl” Book Trilogy

July 17, 2013 – Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has picked up the rights to Flyy Girl, a popular book trilogy by Omar Tyree. full story >>

VARIETY | Bill Clinton, Hollywood Stars Unite for Variety Event

February 12, 2014 – Philanthropy group unite4:good will host its first-ever unite4:humanity event in Los Angeles in association with Variety. full story >>

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | James Cameron, Charlize Theron, Bill Clinton Among Participants In New Oscar Week Charity Events

February 4, 2014 – Fame and Philanthropy is the name of one of two ambitious new charity events planned around this year’s Academy Awards. full story >>

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | TV Drama “My Thai Life” Begins International Casting

August 7, 2013 – My Thai Life, a new one-hour scripted drama set in Thailand, has begun casting its international set of characters, and is positioning itself for both local and international distribution — still a relative rarity in the mostly domestic-minded Thai TV market. full story >>