MadameNoire.com Explores the Male Perspective in “Ask a Black Man” Web Series for the Upcoming Film “Think Like A Man”
Original Talk Show Hosted by Kela Walker Aligns with Upcoming Screen Gems Feature Film “Think Like a Man”
March 28, 2012 – New York, NY – Moguldom Media Group, the leading digital media company that develops premium online publishing brands serving African-American audiences, launched today “Ask a Black Man,” an original web series that premieres on MadameNoire.com. As Moguldom’s first talk show, “Ask a Black Man” takes the company’s successful online video initiative into new territory with unscripted conversations among a diverse group of African-American men about love, dating, sex, and marriage. The release of the series aligns with “Think Like a Man,” in theatres April 20, 2012, a feature film from Screen Gems based on the best-selling book by Steve Harvey.
With over 1.4 million unique visitors and over 14 million pageviews, MadameNoire.com is the fastest-growing lifestyle brand and premier digital destination for savvy, upwardly mobile African-American women. With “Ask a Black Man,” MadameNoire.com takes its audience—including women as well as men—on an in-depth exploration of the attitudes, experiences, and ideologies that influence the way men relate to women. Conversations among a group of 18 African-American men, each with a distinct personality and perspective, reveal the inside scoop on the way men really think about the women they see—and what they hope women think about them. The series will be hosted by Kela Walker, a leading light in New York City lifestyle and entertainment media who has interviewed A-list celebrities from Alicia Keys to Denzel Washington to Donald Trump.
Four episodes of “Ask a Black Man” will air in the coming weeks, including:
- Episode 1: Life of A Single Man (March 28)
- Episode 2: Dating (April 4)
- Episode 3: Sex (April 11)
- Episode 4: Marriage (April 18t)
The release of the series provides the perfect real-life lead-in for Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man,” which comes to theaters on April 20.
“Ask a Black Man” represents the latest in a series of successful productions by Moguldom Studios, the video division of Moguldom Media Group launched in October 2010. Last summer, Moguldom Studios and MadameNoire.com launched “She’s the Boss,” an original web series featuring an intimate view of the day-to-day business-life of leading African-American women. This was followed by “Mommy in Chief,” exploring the ups, downs, and everything in between of being a modern mom, and “How I Made It,” spotlighting the fashion industry’s most successful and influential women.
“Having produced a diverse mix of successful original web series over the past year, Moguldom Studios is proud to introduce a completely new kind of experience with our first talk show,” said Liz Burr, Managing Director for Moguldom Studios. “ ‘Ask a Black Man’ will give viewers the kind of insights they won’t find anywhere else, in spontaneous discussions that are sure to be as entertaining and surprising as they are informative. We look forward to continuing to push the content envelope with new formats and fresh experiences for African-American audiences.”
To see the trailer, visit http://madamenoire.com/askablackman
About Moguldom Media Group
Moguldom Media Group is the world’s largest network of owned and operated digital brands focusing on African Americans as measured by comScore online reach. Our premium online brands capture the pulse of diverse segments of African Americans and provide rich, compelling experiences across multiple media channels including online video, mobile, and social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. As owners and operators of our own digital properties and content, we are uniquely positioned to drive innovation and value for both our audiences and the advertisers seeking to reach them.
About Screen Gems
Screen Gems is the specialty production division at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was created to finance and produce moderately budgeted films that are marketed to targeted audiences. Upcoming Screen Gems releases include Paul W.S. Anderson’s RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION starring Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez; and Benson Lee’s PLANET B-BOY starring Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, and Chris Brown.