Things are going great for power couple Salim and Mara Brock Akil. Last weekend, “Jumping the Broom” landed as the number one comedy in the country. The box office hit staring Laz Alonso and Paula Patton brought in $15.3 million dollars.
Today, the good news keeps pouring in as the couple’s Akil Productions inked a deal with BET. Under the multi year agreement, Salim and Mara will work to develop new shows and elevate the networks line up of scripted shows as they have with the successful sitcom, “The Game” averaging 4.6 million viewers.
Speaking on the new deal, Mara said:
“Our goal is to expand on our existing brand, by way of Akil Productions, to create new opportunities for ourselves and others. BET has provided us with a tremendous platform to create smart, funny and dramatic, quality programming with multi-layered and multi-dimensional characters appealing to millions of viewers.”
In a statement, Loretha Jones, President of Original Programming at BET Networks said:
“We’re thrilled to build on the very important relationship between our network and the Hollywood creative community, especially with two proven powerhouses in entertainment – Salim and Mara Brock Akil. Through this partnership we hope to continue to bring our audience high quality content that reflects their lives and our communities.”
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