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‘Bubbly Brown Sugar’ To Premiere On New Streaming Service, UrbanFlix TV

Executive Producer, Writer and Actor Tamala Baldwin, is pleased to announce that the first season of her award-winning series “Bubbly Brown Sugar” will be premiering on the new streaming service, UrbanFlix TV.

Independently produced in New York, with a cast and crew of over 30 individuals, Bubbly Brown Sugar the nine-part series revolves around two soul mates that are being led to each other by some inexplicable magic that allows them to meet while they sleep. The show follows two soulmates, Jewel (Tamala Baldwin) and Caleb (Rich Lowe), as they begin their journey to finding each other – starting in their dreams. Every night they meet each other for an intense rendez-vous and wake up the following morning longing to see one another once more. While Jewel is trying to manifest love in the real world, her mind constantly preoccupied with thoughts of him, Caleb is more confused than anything just wanting a good night’s sleep or maybe some answers.

In 2019 and into 2020, Bubbly Brown Sugar accumulated several awards at prestigious film festivals across the country including, Best Series at the International Newark Film Festival, Best Series at the National Black Film Festival, Best Series at the SITA Awards, Best Series at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, Best Actor at the Austin Revolution Festival, Best Actress at the SITA Awards, Best Series Finalist Black Web Fest, Best Series Finalist at the First Glance

Film Festival Philadelphia, Best Script Finalist Imagine This Women’s International Film Fest with several nominations and official selections.

Bubbly Brown Sugar stars Tamala Baldwin (Asunder the Series, Curvy Girls Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Dreamgirls) as Jewel Patterson and Rich Lowe III (Over There, V for Vindicator, The Royale, Least of All) asher dreamy soulmate. The series was directed by and edited by LaVarro Jones, shot by Ty Stone with original score by Tristan Leral. Other members of the creative team include Rachelle Le Blanc, and Randall Holloway.

“I am over the moon to commence this new partnership with UrbanFlix TV, who is giving a platform to emerging filmmakers with unique stories to tell,” said series creator Tamala Baldwin. Not only does the this opportunity introduce our story to audiences across the world but represents what is truly possible in the world of independent filmmaking when parties on both sides of the camera come together to bring a story to life,” said Baldwin.

The remainder of the cast is rounded out by Tyrone Reeves (Josiah), Jennifer Figueroa (Kimmie), David Crownson (Zeke), Quincy Giles (Gabriel), and Jacinth Headlam (Angela) and James Pierce III (Kwame). The series co-stars Jeree Haze (Elise), Shawn Dawkiskiba (Mike), Cassagnol Leonidas Jr. (Gregory), Maria Tholl (Meagan), Reina Cedeno (Trinisha), Sabrina Athena (Gigi Hernandez), and Greer Morrison (Mrs. Patterson.) Featured and supporting actors Verta Maloney, Rachelle Le Blanc, Randall Holloway, Estelle Lee, and Sarah Hanlon.

Bubbly Brown Sugar is a romantic odyssey that is a much welcome rebuttal to the stereotypical and negative images of Black and Brown people in media. It is a sorely needed balm, especially given the very uncertain times we are living in. Audiences can watch the series premiere exclusively on UrbanFlix TV starting Friday, September 18, 2020.

Tamala Baldwin

Tamala is an award-winning filmmaker that writes stories designed to excite the imagination. She is known for the series, Bubbly Brown Sugar, which has taken home accolades for Best Series at major festivals including the International Newark Film Festival in 2019. Her work has also won awards at the Austin Revolution Film Festival, the Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival, the International Black Film Festival, and others. A true artist,

Tamala also thrives in front of the camera and is an enchanting actor of television, film, and stage. Born and raised in New York, Tamala has performed in numerous regional and Off-Broadway shows, digital series, television shows, digital series, commercials. Tamala holds an MBA in Media Management and currently teaches business on a collegiate level. Since 2018, Tamala runs and operates Soul Kisses Productions, a production company based in NYC that employs and empowers women and minorities in front of and behind the camera.

Soul Kisses Productions is a film and media production company dedicated to transforming the way people view the world around them by supporting underrepresented story tellers and providing a nurturing environment wherenfilmmakers can explore their voices. Under the guidance of Tamala Baldwin, Soul Kisses Productions has excelled in film and new media production and is pioneering alternative models for sustainable independent filmmaking.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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