AFRO CITY(PRESS RELEASE)
FIRST AFROCENTRIC WEB-SERIES GAINING
POPULARITY IN UNDERSERVED MARKET
Webseries are becoming an alternative to television programming for web users: Will Hollywood Executives follow this online revolution
LOS ANGELES, CA—Webseries are becoming an alternative to
television programming for web users: ComScore.com found out that 80% of all net
users worldwide watch video online, this includes web-series. And the new
web-series "Afro City" is getting more than it's share of online viewers.
Will Hollywood executives be influenced by this online revolution.
The new web-series “Afro City” hit the net this Summer on www.AfroCityTV.com and gaining viewers in an under served market. "Afro City" was created by singer/actress Rhonda Ray( www.rhondaray.net ) & Director Lobace Stoll. Writer, Rhonda Ray says "we want to service the Afro Centric(Natural Hair Community) market by filling this programming void and showing Afrocentric images and themes with a positive message and this is only the beginning". "Afro City" Stars, Rhonda Ray as Jazzman Love, Ebony Mikila as Fatimah Ali, Bunmi Ayodele as Ebony Simone, Sabrina Alashi as Crystal Monet.
"Afro City" creators say ”The best way to describe Afro City would be “Sex in the City” meets “Girlfriends” with an Afrocentric twist and fabulous fashion to match. We created “Afro City” to show the world that African America women are beautiful with their natural Afro hair without conforming to societies typical “standard” of beauty. We wanted to bring these beautiful images and lifestyles to the screen that people aren’t use to seeing everyday in the media and the web allows us to do that without going through the traditional hoops in Hollywood in order to get these images seen and these stories told. The Afrocentric market is such an under served market and we want to fill the void by showing Afrocentric images and themes with a positive message in all of our programming. www.AfroCityTV.com Creator, Rhonda Ray says "I think the future is definitely looking bright for web series of all genres and I’m so glad to be apart of this revolution that’s being televised on the web."
Afro City Entertainment/Lobace Entertainment specializes in Afrocentric programming targeting an under served African American market. Launching all of it's programming via the web for a first look to receive feedback from it's audience. Company produces music videos, PSAs, web-series and live streaming talk shows
Afro City Summary: “Afro City” is about a singer name Jazzman Love(Rhonda Ray) and her three best friends. One is an art gallery owner(Sabrina Alashi), one a model(Bunmi Ayodele) and the other an earring designer(Ebony Mikila). “Afrocity” follows these three women as they share their lives, mishaps and voices while maneuvering through the big city of Los Angeles, California based in the popular Art district of downtown Los Angeles. Through good times, death, divorce, triumph and celebration these four Afronistas create a bond that will last a lifetime.
Executive Prod/Creators: Rhonda Ray & LoBace Stoll
Writer: Rhonda Ray
Actors: Rhonda Ray, Bunmi Ayodele, Ebony Milika, Sabrina Alashi
Director: LoBace Stoll
Costume Designers: Deandra Garcia, Tawny Lucero & Wawi Amashi
The webisode was launched this Summer on www.afrocitytv.com You can currently view the first episode of “Afro City” on the website.
Please feel free to publish any “Afro City” photos from website, any “Afro City” links, trailers and press release information in any mention of “Afro City” in your stories, articles and blogs. All Photo credit goes to Airic Lewis. For interviews with creators, producers, cast or director please contact Rhonda Ray at: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lobace Stoll email@example.com