Flavor Unit Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment to team up with Sony Pictures Television

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2011) – Overbrook Entertainment and Flavor Unit Entertainment announced today that they will be partnering with Sony Pictures Television to produce a new daytime syndicated talk show with Queen Latifah as host. The deal was driven by Shakim Compere, co-founder of Flavor Unit Entertainment and Overbrook’s Miguel Melendez. Both men will serve as executive producers along with Flavor Unit Entertainment co-founder, Queen Latifah and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.” We’ve had a long and successful history both personally and professionally with Overbrook's Miguel, JL, Jada and Will. We share a common vision and have been wanting to collaborate for quite some time. The talk show is the perfect project to work on together,” says Compere.

“Here at Overbrook, we have known and admired Latifah for over twenty years: dating back to our music days, to her first television role on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ and years later when she worked with Jada on the film SET IT OFF. Throughout their entire partnership, Latifah and Shakim have demonstrated innovation, resulting in numerous successful projects,” says Melendez, “We are excited to join forces with them as well as Sony Pictures TV on this new venture. This forum is the perfect place to showcase Latifah’s tremendous range of talents & unique ability to connect & inspire people.”

The show is being developed for fall 2013.

Flavor Unit Entertainment is owned and operated by Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. Among their many accomplishments, they have served as producers on Paramount's box office hit THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, Disney's # 1 film BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, MGM's BEAUTY SHOP and Fox Searchlight’s JUST WRIGHT. On the small screen they produced “Life Support” which Queen Latifah both won a Golden Globe and garnered an Emmy and they currently have a show on BET called “Lets Stay Together” and a show on VH-1 titled “Single Ladies.” Coming up next they have Warner Bros JOYFUL NOISE starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.

Overbrook Entertainment, founded by partners James Lassiter and Will Smith, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment focused in film and television and has produced a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts and even more in home video sales. Some of Overbrook’s most successful films include ALI, HITCH, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK, SECRET LIVES OF BEES, and most recently THE KARATE KID. Overbrook's next feature project is the Fox title THIS MEANS WAR, which will hit theaters February 17, 2012.