LOS ANGELES — FOXX Media Group LLC in conjunction with Foxx Follies Films is happy to announce that its web series, “The Club,” starring actor Tommy Ford, will continue its festival run with official selection in the Miami Web Fest. The festival will take place from September 24 to October 4, 2015 at the Tower Theater, located at 1508 SW 8th St. in Miami. “The Club” is scheduled for a 3 p.m. screening on Thursday, October 1. For more information about screening times and the festival, visit www.MiamiWebFest.com.
In April, “The Club” made its debut at the LA Web Fest, the oldest and largest web series in the world. It nabbed several awards, including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Best Premise in a Comedy Series. It was also nominated for Best Director, Outstanding Writing and Best Comedy Series. In July, the web series screened internationally in South Korea as a special selection in the Korean Web Fest (KWEBFEST), the only web series festival held in Asia.
Directed by celebrity photographer-turned director Ian Foxx, “The Club” is a faith-based, comedy series, inspire by past scandals of ministers, helming mega churches. The 5-minute episodes follow the trials and tribulations of Rev. Lamont Holmes Jr. (Tommy Ford, “Martin”), accused of illicit behavior and extra-marital affairs that’s certainly unbecoming for a man of the cloth. To gain forgiveness and reconciliation from his flock, he enters a sex addiction treatment program, only to discover “The Club.” And let’s just say that this clandestine fraternity of sex addicts may or may not help Rev. Holmes kick the habit. Like a secret handshake, tune in to find out why the men chant “Boom Shaka Laka Boom!” Ford, best known for his role as Tommy on the FOX hit tv show, “Martin,” serves as a co-executive producer on the project.
Along with Ford, the cast includes Bill Lee Brown (“Scrubs,” “Criminal Minds” and “Baggage Claim”), Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck,” “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”), Dan Thiel (“Deep Blue Sea,” “Tuesdays With Morrie”), Tanjareen Martin (“The Rev,” “Love for Sale,” “Miss March”), Miguel A. Gaetan (“Drumline,” “Material Girls”) and Stacy Francis (“R&B Divas LA,” finalist of “The X Factor USA”). “The Club” is written by Ilunga Adell, a veteran TV writer and producer whose credits include “Sanford & Son,” “227,” “Roc,” “A Different World,” “Married With Children,” and “Moesha” – just to name a few. Foxx also serves as co-executive producer and co-creator of “The Club.” Music score composed by Eric Butler.
To view a trailer of “The Club,” visit YouTube at http://youtu.be/D5xbIQ0_jyE
ABOUT DIRECTOR IAN FOXX + FOXX MEDIA GROUP LLC
A native of Detroit, Ian Foxx is the CEO of Foxx Media Group and its production company Foxx Follies Media. For more than 40 years, he’s worked in the entertainment industry — both in front of and behind the camera as an actor, photographer, director and producer. He began his career in New York City as a performer before moving to the production side of show business, serving as a business manger and eventually the company manager for the Family Repertory Company. He re-located to Los Angeles and founded the Foxx Follies Theater Workshop, a non-profit (501) c3 organization, which trains youth in all facets of theatre arts.
Foxx has many credits in television, film and commercials. He teamed up with novelist Herbert A. Simmons to develop the pilot, “Corner Boy,” based on the author’s book of the same name, which won the prestigious 1957 Houghton Mifflen Literary Fellowship. He has produced and developed three short films, including “Sunset Red, “Corner Boy” and “The Club,” which is now a web series.
A celebrity photographer, he’s worked as the staff photographer for L.A Watts Times for more than a decade. To see some of his work, visit www.ifoxxmediagroup.com.
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