press release: Curvy Girls Rock Web Series Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Creator of internationally acclaimed, My Story, writer Shakesha Williams has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring awareness and facilitate the production and filming of Curvy Girls Rock, a series following the lives of five plus-size women living in New York City and their exploration on career, relationships, and love.

The campaign seeks to raise $15K for the development and filming costs and seeks to begin filming by mid-April, 2017. Created by, written by, and directed by women, Curvy Girls Rock aspires to represent on screen the 67% of American plus-size women who have been long misrepresented and ignored by the media by promoting messages surrounding body confidence, positivity, and power. “The time is now to show Hollywood the importance of casting diversity in size,” said Curvy Girls Rock writer, Shakesha Williams. “Plus-size women are now the majority in this country, and this series will show that they can be sexy, ambitious, and proud – a true triple threat!” Those interested in supporting Curvy Girls Rock, should visit

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/curvy-girls-rock-web-series-women-drama/x/15376449#/

to learn more and to discover how to help spread the word via social media. In exchange for a contribution, a series of “perks” or benefits can also be found, including tickets to the premiere, the opportunity to participate in an upcoming episode of the show, direct access to the cast and producers of the show, and the chance to be an extra or become a character on the show with a speaking role.

If you would like more information about Curvy Girls Rock or an interview with creator, Shakesha Williams, please contact publicity@harlemfusionstudios.com

Press Contacts:

 Harlem Fusion Studios Website:    http://www.harlemfusionstudios.com/cgrseries            Curvy Girls Rock Instagram: @curvygirlsrockseries      Curvy Girls Rock Twitter: @cgrseries                    Curvy Girls Rock Facebook: @cgrseries

Harlem Fusion Studios Media Alert: Curvy Girls Rock Web Series Mixer Hosted on June 27th In NYC at 6PM ET

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27th at 6PM EST

WHERE: Iguana NYC (240 West 54th St), New York,  NY  10019

Harlem Fusion Studios is hosting a mixer for the film and television company’s new project, “Curvy Girls Rock”, a web series. The mixer is chance for fans to meet the cast and for a mixer where fans of the new series can meet the cast of this first of it’s kind series. You also will meet the creator, Shakesha Williams who also serves as writer and executive producer of the series.

About Curvy Girls Rock:

“Curvy Girls Rock” is a web series created by Shakesha Williams, founder of Harlem Fusion Studio. The series explores that lives of powerful, bold, and vivacious plus size women living in New York modern day society. From love to personal pursuits, the show follows the stories of friends that are all coming into an awakening and realizing who they are. The series proves plus size women have always, and still are, flourishing in the world all the while being fabulous.

With the need for a new focus in media and television, Curvy Girls Rock provides a fresh, stylish, and realistic view into how today's women slay those around them.

About Harlem Fusion Studios

Harlem Fusion Studios is an award-winning film, television and new media production company. The

Members of the media can receive more information about Harlem Fusion Studios and it’s films and programming on the company’s website at http://www.harlemfusionstudios.com

 

Male Model Who Loves Plus-Size Women Stars In New Curvy Girls Rock Web Series

Photo Courtesy @DJ4JAY Instagram

Photo Courtesy @DJ4JAY Instagram

Fit model, Jay Kennedy, aka DJ4Jay, whose YouTube channel Every Wednesday chronicles his love of plus-size women, has joined the cast of Curvy Girls Rock web series, which is set to begin filming in late April 2017. A D.J., model, bodybuilder, and tattoo enthusiast, Jay is using his platform to promote body positivity as well as shine a light on sizeism.

Kennedy’s YouTube channel, Every Wednesday, features an array of videos where he discusses a variety of topics including, fit men dating plus-size women, body appreciation, and the difficulties plus-size women face when shopping for clothes. "How can you appreciate some parts of a woman being bigger [butt, boobs] and shun other parts [stomach, arms] for being big," he says in one video. Additionally, in an interview with The Revelist, Kennedy says  “It kind of sucks the way society has set us all up for failure, meaning guys I talk to, and men in general, feel like it’s wrong to be attracted to bigger women. I think a lot of that is just due to the media." Jay is not alone in his beliefs. His YouTube channel has over one million views and his Instagram page boasts over 80K followers.

Kennedy will star as Lawrence in Season One of Curvy Girls Rock. The character is the sexy love interest of plus-size fashion blogger Jazzy, played by actress and plus-size model Naimah Terry. Filming will be completed in New York City and continuous updates of Kennedy’s participation, as well as of the show, can be seen and followed through the Curvy Girls Rocks social media platforms (Facebook: @cgrseries ; Instagram: @curvygirlsrockseries ; Twitter: @cgrseries) For more information, please visit: www.harlemfusionstudios.com/cgrseries.

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About Curvy Girls Rock

Created by and primarily led by women, Curvy Girls Rock is a fun and sexy scripted ensemble series featuring a diverse and well-rounded cast that will bring a fresh perspective and rich storylines to the media landscape. Through its characters’ backgrounds in the arts, media, and business, the series also aspires to represent on screen the 67% of American plus-size women who have been long misrepresented and ignored by the media. Its unique approach to telling stories about plus-size women and issues surrounding body positivity and image will also be a catalyst to continue conversations surrounding these topics and beauty diversity.

 

Curvy Girls Rock: Web Series Launches Second Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Creator of internationally acclaimed, My Story, writer Shakesha Williams has launched a second crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support the production and filming of Curvy Girls Rock, a web series following the lives of five plus-size women living in New York City and their exploration on career, relationships, and love. Currently slated to begin filming Season 1 on April 29, 2017, the campaign seeks to raise $45,000 for the development and filming costs of the series.

Created and primarily led by women, Curvy Girls Rock is a fun and sexy ensemble series featuring a diverse and well-rounded cast that will bring a fresh perspective and rich storylines to the media landscape. Through its characters’ backgrounds in the arts, media, and business, the series also aspires to represent on screen the 67% of American plus-size women who have been long misrepresented and ignored by the media. Its unique approach to telling stories about plus-size women and issues surrounding body positivity and image will also be a catalyst to continue conversations surrounding these topics and beauty diversity.

We are truly excited about filming the first season on April 29,” said Curvy Girls Rock writer, Shakesha Williams. “We are counting on the support of our fans and followers to continuously bring these amazing stories to life and to show that women of all sizes are sexy, desirable, smart, and powerful.”

Those interested in supporting Curvy Girls Rock, should visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/curvy-girls-rock-series-part-2-film-television#/backers to learn more and to discover how to help spread the word via social media. In exchange for a contribution, a series of “perks” or benefits can also be found, including tickets to the premiere, the opportunity to participate in an upcoming episode of the show, direct access to the cast and producers of the show, and the chance to be an extra or become a character on the show with a speaking role.

If you would like more information about Curvy Girls Rock or an interview with creator, Shakesha Williams, please contact Alejandra Paz at apaz@harlemfusionstudios.com                                                                                                                                 

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Press Contacts:

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My Story Wins “Best Screenplay Short” at 3rd Annual WideScreen Film & Music Video Film Festival

Internationally acclaimed short film, My Story, was screened and won the award for “Best Screenplay Short” at the 3rd Annual WideScreen Film & Music Video Film Festival held in Miami, FL from February 17-19, 2017. This year’s edition of the Festival hosted participants and nominees from over 18 countries and a seasoned and diverse team of professionals in the film and music video industry selected the winning films and projects.

Written and produced by Shakesha Williams and Mike Krau, and directed by Linette Lucas, My Story tells the story of “Wilbur,” whose role in the Civil Rights Movement leaves much to be desired. His encounter with a young journalist, with whom he shares the impact a special relationship had on his changing views, is at the center of this 20-minute short film. The film stars John O’Hern, Louis Martinez, and Luke Lowrey and was produced by Harlem Fusion Studios.

“My team and I are so thrilled and honored to be recognized for our work,” said co-writer Shakesha Williams. “This film truly demonstrates the power of forgiveness and will hopefully resonate with many who seek to unite those around us despite our differences.

Upcoming projects under the production of Harlem Fusion Studios include Curvy Girls Rock: Web Series, which tells the story of five plus-size women based in New York City and their exploration on love, life, and careers. The series is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in late spring, 2017, and like My Story, aims to promote themes of acceptance and diversity.

For more information on My Story and Curvy Girls Rock: Web Series, please visit www.harlemfusionstudios.com or contact Alejandra Paz at apaz@harlemfusionstudios.com

Harlem Fusion Studios announces the Indiegogo Campaign for “Curvy Girls Rock.”

Cast of Curvy Girls Rock Clockwise from top left: Nathan M. Ramsey (Shane), Ellisha Marie (Zuri), SJ Hannah (Conroy), Andrea Ilene Shapiro (Reagan), Dante Sharpe (Max), Namiah Terry (Jazzy), Zoe Goslin (Adrienne), Nick Bombicino (Bruce), and Rasheeda Wallace (Ivy). 

Cast of Curvy Girls Rock Clockwise from top left: Nathan M. Ramsey (Shane), Ellisha Marie (Zuri), SJ Hannah (Conroy), Andrea Ilene Shapiro (Reagan), Dante Sharpe (Max), Namiah Terry (Jazzy), Zoe Goslin (Adrienne), Nick Bombicino (Bruce), and Rasheeda Wallace (Ivy). 

Produced by the American Film, Television and New Media Company Harlem Fusion Studios; the groundbreaking web series “Curvy Girls Rock” has just released its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

“Curvy Girls Rock” is a scripted web series that follows five women from different walks of life. Each woman explores careers, sex, relationships and love. Most importantly, this web series features plus size women as the main characters. “Curvy Girls Rock” will show that women of ALL sizes can be seen as beautiful, fashionable and worth viewing on the screen from week to week.

The goal of the Indiegogo campaign is to raise the funds and awareness needed to get “Curvy Girls Rock” off the ground. The series would like to promote positive body images by featuring fashions and beauty from new and existing designers. The creator of “Curvy Girls Rock” and Founder of Harlem Fusion Studios, Shakesha Williams, describes “Curvy Girls Rock” as the curvy version of “Sex in the City;” which is spot on. The campaign will allow “Curvy Girls Rock” to work with different brands and have plus size fashion represented in mainstream media.

The five main characters (Jazzy, Adrienne, Reagan, Zuri, Ivy) embody the title of this series in every way. It will be easy for audiences of all ages to relate to these characters. The Indiegogo campaign is only the first step in allowing the characters in this series to positively represent the majority of real life women. “Curvy Girls Rock” will make it evident that curvy women are sexy, desirable, proud, ambitious and intriguing.

The target goal of the campaign is to raise $100K in 60 days. Raising this amount will allow “Curvy Girls Rock” to reach its full potential as a series. In exchange for your contributions, “Curvy Girls Rock” has some amazing perks. They include red carpet premiere tickets, exclusive t-shirts and an opportunity to have a speaking role in the series.

“Curvy Girls Rock” plans to make innovative changes in television and film for the better; the indiegogo campaign is only the start. Harlem Fusion Studios encourages you to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, and spread the word about the web series “Curvy Girls Rock.”

You can access the campaign here.

Contact

Alejandra Paz apaz@harlemfusionstudios.com

Website: http://www.harlemfusionstudios.com/cgrseries

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curvygirlsrockseries/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgrseries/