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NEEMA BARNETTE DIRECTS NEW VH1 HIP-HIP DRAMA “THE BREAKS”

“Cut and print that sucker”, is the saying that Neema Barnette always yells out after a “shot” or “film take” that she is pleased with on her film shoots.  Once again Neema is putting her coined phrase in action with VH1's newest original television series, The Breaks,  currently filming in New York City, her hometown.  The Breaks, created by Seith Mann is scheduled to premiere January of 2017, will chronicle the journey of Nikki, David, and Deevee, three friends united by their love of hip-hop, work to make their mark in the music industry. The series will travel viewers back to the Summer of 1990 in New York City where the music industry's artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the then crime-ridden city. Barnette who has engaged audiences with a body of socially compelling and politically charged work, directs two episodes of the upcoming drama that boast a star studded cast.  Along with regular cast members Afton Williamson, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Wood Harris her episodes will also include Method Man, Lela Rochon, Kim Wayans, Elaine Graham, Juney Smith and rapper T.I. (Clifford Harris Jr.). After Barnette complete her directing assignments with The Brakes it’s off to Atlanta to direct two episodes of BET’s “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union.

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