Being Bobby Brown...
[Bravo News Report]
BRAVO PARTNERS WITH B2 ENTERTAINMENT
AND BROWNHOUZE ENTERTAINMENT FOR 'BEING BOBBY BROWN'
Released by Bravo
THE NEW SERIES OFFERS AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT BOBBY BROWN AND HIS LIFE
LOS ANGELES -– September 15, 2004 -– Bravo partners with B2 Entertainment
and Bobby Brown's Brownhouze Entertainment for the much-anticipated
unscripted series "Being Bobby Brown." The ten episode one-hour series will
explore the life of the Grammy-winning performer as he faces transition and
moves to put his life and career back on track. The series is slated to
premiere on Bravo by second quarter 2005.
The series follows Brown, his wife, pop superstar Whitney Houston and his
extended family over the course of six months as they put their respective
lives back together. The series will also demystify Brown's relationships
with Houston; their daughter, Bobbi Kristina; his children from previous
relationships, La Princia and Bobby Jr.; and his brother Tommy, Bobby's
"'Being Bobby Brown' will allow the public to see Brown outside the context
of a pop icon and bad boy, rather they'll witness an artist striving to
clean up his life for his future and the future of his family," said Lauren
Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "Bravo is committed to providing programming
that goes deep into the internal worlds of creative people."
Tracey Baker, executive producer for B2 Entertainment added: "On the one
side there is Bobby as he is portrayed in the media. On the flip side is
Bobby as a person. This show, shot cinema verité style, is an introspective
look at Bobby Brown the husband, father and friend. This is his story, told
in his voice. Viewers can decide for themselves about what kind of man they
think Bobby Brown really is."
One of the hottest R&B stars of the late '80s and early '90s, Brown is
credited for popularizing New Jack Swing, which is hybrid style of R&B or
soul music combined with Rap or Hip-Hop rhythms. A founding member of New
Edition, Brown left the group in 1986 to embark on a solo career. Brown's
second solo album, "Don't Be Cruel," which was released in 1988, landed him
on the cutting-edge of modern R&B and spawned the no. 1 hit "My
Prerogative," the ballad "Roni," and "Every Little Step," which earned him a
Grammy in 1989 for Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male. Brown's
other hits include the "Ghostbusters II" theme "On Our Own," "She Ain't
Worth It," "Humpin'Around," "Good Enough," "Get Away," and "That's the Way
"Being Bobby Brown" is co-produced by B2 Entertainment and Brownhouze
Entertainment for Bravo. Tracey Baker is executive producer and Wanda
Shelley will produce for B2 Entertainment. Bobby Brown and his brother Tommy
Brown are co-executive producers of the series. Frances Berwick and Rachel
Smith are executive producers for Bravo. Christopher Tricarico and Darin
Chavez of KMZ Rosenman brokered the deal on behalf of B2 and Brownhouze, and
will also executive produce the series.
B2 Entertainment, LLC is an independent "mini-studio" that is located in
Atlanta. Its divisions include B2 Television, B2 Film, and B2 Direct to
Video. Projects in development include "Culture Shocked," a verite style
television series that gives viewers a window into the day-to-day lives of
today's hip-hop icons; an independent feature titled "Strange Fruit,"
filming this spring in Atlanta; and "Mac's Room," a HD children's series
featuring a six-year old puppet who explores various careers and life
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NEWSFILE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2004