New York Premiere STAR with Lee Daniels, Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah & More by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
New York Premiere of STAR with Lee Daniels, Lenny Kravitz, Queen Latifah, and More. Tonight, November 29, 2016 Lee Daniels, Jude Demorest, and Benjamin Bratt will discuss STAR; moderated by Elaine Welteroth, Editor, Teen Vogue, at The Paley Center for Media in New York.
Lee Daniels, Valerie Simpson, and Freddie Jackson. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Following the tremendous success of his acclaimed hit Empire, Academy Award–nominee Lee Daniels continues to examine the gritty and dark reality of the music business with the highly anticipated STAR. The Paley Center is pleased to premiere the pilot of STAR before its launch on FOX on December 14, 2016. Created and executive produced by Daniels and Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth), STAR follows the ambitions of three talented singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, and Ryan Destiny), as this girl group navigates the treacherous music industry. Grammy and Emmy–winner Queen Latifah plays the surrogate mother to the girls, while Benjamin Bratt is featured as the agent who hopes to revitalize his career with the group. Legendary Lenny Kravitz will also make guest appearances on this series that spotlights original music. After the screening, Daniels will discuss the production of his Atlanta-set series, for which he also directed the pilot.
Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels produced the film Monster’s Ball and directed the film Precious, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the film won two of the awards. In 2012, he directed his acclaimed film Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Lenny Kravitz and his God Mother Cicely Tyson. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
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