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Codeblack Films Acquires 'Things Never Said'

June 29, 2013


Codeblack Films CEO Jeff Clanagan announced that Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, has acquired the U.S. rights to the romantic drama "Things Never Said."

According to a release, the acquisition continues Codeblack's mission of providing a platform where diverse and positive imagery of the Black experience can be shared.

"Things Never Said" is based on an original screenplay by Charles Murray, making his feature film debut after 10 years working on television series such as Criminal Minds, Castle, Third Watch and Sons of Anarchy.

"Things Never Said" tells the story of an aspiring poet, Kal, played by Shanola Hampton (Shameless, Scrubs) who dreams of taking her poetry to New York but is held back by deferred dreams and a dangerous marriage. The surprise of a new love, Curtis, played by Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls), sparks a change in Kal that allows her to heal and find her artistic voice.

"We are thrilled to release Charles Murray's film to audiences who are eager for sophisticated, quality Black films whose characters are depicted in a positive light," said Clanagan. "Codeblack's commitment to projects such as this further engages filmgoers in a market where few of these films are made."

"I'm excited to be in business with Codeblack Films, which is passionate about providing an avenue for positive Black films to reach wide audiences," said Murray. "The release of this film honors my mother and father's story and the kid I once was, who hoped he could make movies like the ones he grew up watching."

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