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Image Entertainment

May 31, 2012 12:27 ET

Image Entertainment Proudly Announces "David E. Talbert Presents 'A Fool and His Money'"

One Village Entertainment Hits the Jackpot With the Playwright's Newest Musical Smash

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Image Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce the release of "David E. Talbert Presents 'A Fool and His Money,'" the latest in the celebrated, award-winning playwright/author/producer/filmmaker's wildly successful stage plays that will be released on DVD and Digital Download on June 5th, 2012. Metro Memphis calls this production, "Compelling theater, expertly presented..." "David E. Talbert Presents A Fool and His Money" will also premiere on BET Sunday, June 3rd.

The adage, "Be careful what you wish for," proves hilariously true in "David E. Talbert Presents 'A Fool and His Money.'" A down-on-their-luck family wins a radio contest for a million dollars. Not surprisingly, it becomes very evident that everybody wants a piece of the family's new found fortune, including a dubiously intentioned long lost uncle, hilariously portrayed by comedian Eddie Griffin. Each character comes to vivid and hysterical life as their dreams and ambitions become viable with this recent windfall. Viewers will strike it rich enjoying this warm, funny and very contemporary musical morality play that also stars Michael Beach (True Romance, Soul Food), Cindy Herron-Braggs (En Vogue, Batman Forever), Chyna Layne (Precious, Cadillac Records), Mishson Ratliff (The Heartbreak Kid) and Ann Nesby (Precious, The Fighting Temptations).

David E. Talbert's 13 nationally acclaimed touring productions have garnered an unprecedented 24 NAACP nominations, winning Best Playwright of the Year for his 2001 production "The Fabric of a Man." In 2007, Talbert received the New York Literary Award for Best Playwright of the Year for "Love in the Nick of Tyme" and in 2008, Talbert received the prestigious NAACP Trailblazer Award for his groundbreaking accomplishments in theater. Talbert has attracted the talents of everyone from Grammy™ Award winners Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Kirk Franklin to Tony™ Award winner Stephanie Mills, Emmy™ winner Shemar Moore and Academy™ Award winner Jamie Foxx.

Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment is a division of Image Entertainment devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray™/DVD, digital streaming and downloading. Among the more than 90 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy; documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; the feature films American Violet starring Oscar™-nominee Alfre Woodard, All Things Fall Apart featuring 50 Cent and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr's 35 & Ticking. Bestsellers include the stage play production of What My Husband Doesn't Know by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as "the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals."

Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to

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