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PENNY JOHNSON JERALD

as Jackie Jones

BRIAN WHITE

as Michael Jones

POOCH HALL

as Clay Jones

CHRYSTEE PHARRIS

as Crystal Jones

BLUE KIMBLE

as Anthony Jones

“Media” is a riveting story of a wealthy family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry. Passion, intrigue, and murder become a lethal recipe for powerful matriarch Jackie Jones and her children. Portrayed by Penny Johnson Jerald, Jackie is the founder of Jones Universal Media Properties, known as JUMP, the world’s premier urban media conglomerate.

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Behind the scenes with Penny Johnson Jerald

Behind the scenes with Pooch Hall

Behind the scenes with Brian J. White

Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, has changed the urban, media landscape.  Hughes began her career in radio in 1973, and with her son and business partner, Alfred Liggins, III, has built one the largest, African-American media corporations in the country.  From radio and television to digital media, Radio One, Inc. reaches more than eighty-five percent of African American households in the country.  Now, this media maven is adding executive film producer to her long list of titles, as she produces her first television series, “Media” under her new production company, Urban Media Maven Productions.

URBAN MEDIA MAVEN PROJECTS

Cathy Hughes Debuts First Movie

by: Hamil R. Harris Special to the AFRO February 25, 2017 After transforming a Washington, D.C. AM radio station into a multi-million-dollar empire, Radio One and TV One founder Cathy Hughes is branching out into movie making. “I feel that God has truly blessed me to be learning a new craft at this age,” said…

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Brian White of ‘Scandal’ Takes Lead in New TV One Film ‘Media’

Brian White launched his acting career playing the role of Jason in “The Matchmaker” in 1997, graduating to the role of Omar in BET’s hit show, “The Parkers.” Brian White went on to star in the movies “Stomp The Yard,” “The Cabin In The Woods,” and ABC’s show “Scandal.” Now, White takes on a new…

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HBR: TV One Picks Up Pilot from Radio One Founder Cathy Hughes

TV One has announced a new pilot from Radio One (later expanded into TV One) founder Cathy Hughes and Susan Banks titled Media.  The “backdoor pilot” will revolve around a wealthy and powerful family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry, and is scheduled to premiere in 2017.

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