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The Queen’s Castle was in the building for the world premiere of He’s Mine Not Yours, which screened at the 2011 International Black Film Festival of Nashville.

Gabrielle Dennis and Caryn Ward were in attendance for the film’s world premiere, you can watch The Queen’s Castle’s exclusive interview with these talented actresses and the film’s director, Roger Melvin, here.

Released by Image Entertainment, the film centers around the relationship of Kent and Brooke, played by Weaver and Dennis; it is a hilarious comedy that movie lovers will enjoy and is scheduled to air on BET in December as a Sunday movie.

Here’s the synopsis:

Kent (Jason Weaver) is ready to put his playboy past behind him and marry the girl he loves—but first, he has to prove he’s changed his ways for good. Convinced that “all men cheat,” Brooke (Gabrielle Dennis) hires a reputational temptress (Caryn Ward) to confirm her suspicion that Kent is incapable of fidelity. But, when the professional seductress falls for Kent, the ultimate test of loyalty becomes a fight to win his affection. Torn between the girlfriend determined to make him Mr. Perfect and the seemingly perfect woman, Kent realizes that his grass may be green enough! Source

Each of the character’s story are enhanced by the supporting cast, which includes familiar faces Carl Payne, Darius McCrary, Clifton Powell, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Nadine Ellis from BET’s Let’s Stay Together. Ellis’ new sitcom cast mate, Christian Keyes, also has a cameo in the film!

Read more at to watch the trailer of He’s Mine Not Yours, co-produced by Jason Weaver and Carl Payne.


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The @Queens_Castle’s International Black Film Festival of Nashville Adventures!

The 5th annual International Black Film Festival of Nashville has been an absolute treat! 

…a few photos of my adventures, thus far! Tonight, the WORLD PREMIERE of Alvin Moore’s The Perfect Gift and Bill Duke’s Dark Girls!

This year’s International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) will be held from October 5 to October 9 at the AT&T building. Since 2006, IBFFN has been known for bringing the top names in black cinema to Music City, and this year will be no different as the festival hosts the debut premiere of the most critically acclaimed films currently on the circuit.

In addition to a two-day Master Class workshop with A-List Casting Director, Kim Hardin, whose most recent casting project was for the upcoming film, Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man, other highlights of this year’s film festival include a conversation with internationally acclaimed African filmmaker, Gaston Kabore.

IBFFN celebrates its fifth anniversary with the debut premieres of From the Rough, featuring Academy Award nominees Taraji P. Henson and Michael Clark Duncan; Bill Duke’s film Dark Girls and Do Women Know What They Want? a relationship documentary by syndicated radio host Michael Baisden.

IBFFN Founder and CEO Hazel Joyner-Smith, who was recently bestowed the Arts et des Lettres for her lifelong contributions in furthering the arts in France and throughout the world says, “We are overwhelmed with appreciation for all the many people who support our festival and find it worthy to attend year after year. The line up for this year’s 5th year celebration indicates that all the hard work and sacrifice is paying off and that we are on the right track.”

Read more to find out what films were selected to open and close the 2011 International Black Film Festival of Nashville.

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