The fellas of a ‘Chocolate City’ just got juiced up with some fresh HGH injections and are ready to take their talents on over to BET for the national television premiere of their freaky stripper flick. In a rare deal between BET and Paramount, the worldwide theater rights to ‘Chocolate City’ and the distribution of it across home and international television platforms will be placed in the hands of Paramount, while BET will maintain the exclusive rights to the initial worldwide television premiere of the film that’s scheduled for June 10th..
“As part of Viacom, we are in a unique position to not only maximize our global home media and television distribution organization, but also to capitalize on the strength of BET, which is the ideal television destination for this property,” -Amy Reinhard/Paramount
The film will get a theatrical release in the U.S. through Freestyle Releasing. The distribution deal was negotiated by Viacom Media Networks, Paramount Home Media Distribution and The Exchange.
“This acquisition represents an opportunity to bring together both the film and television units of Viacom in an unprecedented fashion that benefits all,” -Barbara Zaneri, Executive Vice President of Program Acquisitions for Viacom Media Networks
Check out Darrin Henson and Robert Ri’chard discussing the movie and more in a new interview with BET below..