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Inside Keyshia Cole's Show-Stopping Look at 'This Is My Story' Premiere

Inside Keyshia Cole's Show-Stopping Look at 'This Is My Story' Premiere

  Keyshia Cole quickly established herself as one of the premier R&B artists of the 2000s with her raspy soprano voice and expressive performance style, earning her one of the first R&B albums released during this decade, The Way It Is. It established herself through its streetwise urgency and candor. This Lifetime movie explores Keyshia's complex relationship with her late mother Frankie Lons (played by Debbie Morgan). Additionally, it tackles childhood trauma, tragedy and the complexity of love. Director of Photography Jason Alexander Keyshia Cole made an elegant entrance at her Lifetime biopic premiere wearing a $2,430 ALAIA gown that perfectly highlighted her curves. The singer accessorized with boots, Dolce & Gabbana diamond heart necklace and her usual collection of diamond rings and stud earrings - adding touches of gold in her closely cropped hairdo and carefully placed diamond rings and stud earrings to complete the ensemble. Keyshia Cole, best known for her hit single 'Love,' has long been at the center of public attention due to her turbulent marriage to Daniel Gibson (documented on Keyshia & Daniel: Family First from 2006-2009), which eventually ended due to irreconcilable differences. Additionally, this Lifetime film explores her complicated relationship with Frankie Lons (deceased) who also appears. "This Is My Story" chronicles Frankie's journey from her Oakland childhood, through her struggles with drug abuse and her complex yet loving relationship with her mother Frankie (deceased at age 61) all the way to stardom and is dedicated to her memory. Jason Alexander serves as Director of Photography on this movie and previously shot several Lifetime movies including The Lost Wife and Secrets of a Marine's Wife. Additionally, Jason was previously seen performing in both Hal Prince's Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along as well as Kander & Ebb's The Rink on Broadway - as an original cast member in both musicals! Additionally he has featured prominently on television shows like E/R as well as Bob Patterson and Listen Up as an actor/acting performer! In December 2021, Spears' husband was charged with trespassing and violating a protective order after breaking into her home to check up on how his wife and daughter were doing, according to Fox News Digital sources. He pled no contest on both counts of trespassing as well as violations against restraining orders which resulted in him having to stay 100 yards from both Spears as well as her security guard. Director D’Angela Proctor D'Angela Proctor has built an impressive resume. Not only did she direct Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story, she co-produced and executive produced Line Sisters as well as serving as CEO of her production company Undaunted Content. Furthermore, she provides numerous consulting projects for Ava DuVernay's Array Filmworks, Hulu and Kimberly Steward's K Period Media among many others. Lifetime's new biopic of Cole is dedicated to her late mother Frankie Lons and showcases her early years in Oakland honing her musical talent before going on to become a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality. It tells a tale of childhood trauma, tragedy and finding strength within to become the best version of oneself. At the premiere, Cole stunned in a gorgeous ALAIA dress which perfectly fit her fit body. Longtime A&R and music collaborator Ron Fair oversaw her soundtrack while Grammy Award-winner Warryn Campbell composed the original score. Manu Boyer and D'Angela Proctor co-direct this film based on Cole's book with Brittney Level and Douglas Dickerman as stars; their credits include Switched at Love, The Bobby Brown Story and more; respectively. Dickerman has had multiple notable roles such as The New Edition Story and television show Suddenly Susan. As part of their filmmaking process, cast and crew traveled to Atlanta for certain scenes in this project. Georgia's capital city serves as a popular filming location; Atlanta offered perfect backdrops for each scene that took place there; for instance exterior shots were shot near Oakland where the story takes place while other key sequences were shot across Atlanta neighborhoods. Director Manu Boyer Lifetime movie to premiere June 24 and mark Cole's acting and executive producing debut. Film will chronicle R&B singer's journey towards stardom while chronicling complex yet warmhearted relationship between Frankie Lons (deceased) and her daughter. The biopic will chronicle Keyshia's turbulent marriage to Daniel Gibson, father of her firstborn. Additionally, it will cover her initial trauma of not knowing who her biological father was as well as her struggle to keep Frankie in rehab. Yet even through all this heartbreak and struggle, Keyshia managed to achieve greatness within music industry and become one of R&B's beloved entertainers. Keyshia Cole's Lifetime biopic premiered Saturday evening (June 24), detailing her turbulent life story and turbulent relationships. Starring herself, D'Angela Proctor and Manu Boyer directed this powerful biopic which follows Cole on her journey. Boyer has produced short films that have played at prominent film festivals worldwide and has written and directed three feature scripts, such as I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME (selected for Independent Film Week by IFP) and BROKEN (in selection at IFP's Independent Film Week). Boyer is no stranger to television movie directing; previously he made headlines with his Lifetime TV movie called Tempting Fate which featured Alyssa Milano as a married housewife who unexpectedly becomes pregnant by another man and was adapted from Jane Green's 2014 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, published as an audiobook in 2014. Both Swirl Films and Big Dreams Productions provided support. Music Supervisor Ron Fair Ron Fair, the music supervisor of this film, collaborated with Keyshia to tell her story through music. His expertise includes managing Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Mary J Blige and other musical icons' careers; in addition, Fair runs his own production company: Faircraft Records. As the grandson of a radio broadcaster, Fair was raised in an environment filled with creativity. He spent much of his childhood immersed in recording and broadcast equipment - knowing early on that music would be his path through life. Cole and Fair spoke with VIBE R&B Reporter Mya Abraham after screening of their documentary at The Grammy Museum for a post-screening dinner, discussing it, Frankie Lons' death, reality television shows such as Dancing With The Stars, potential retirement and more. Keyshia expressed her appreciation and pride in the documentary during the Q&A session, discussing both Woman to Woman album release as well as upcoming tour plans. Keyshia released her third headlining concert tour entitled, "Woman to Woman", across 27 dates in North America and Europe during fall 2012. This was Keyshia's biggest show to date selling over 300,000. Keyshia Cole made headlines for inviting one of her fans onto the stage during one of her shows and asking her to sing along with "Woman to Woman". However, Keyshia quickly silenced her with a sharp look and an outstretched finger! Click HERE for video footage. Keyshia will return to tour alongside Toni Braxton for their "Love & Relationships Tour." Music Composer Warryn Campbell Keyshia Cole has long been a standout in the R&B scene, holding her own and remaining relevant over time. The songstress has managed to remain a survivor by being authentic in her approach to her craft and being supportive of Krista, Warryn and Zaya - her three children she prides herself in supporting as much as possible. Recently on The Wendy Williams Show she performed "Incapable". Watch it HERE. Recently, singer Keyshia Cole made her acting debut in a Lifetime movie entitled "Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story," which explores her complex relationship with late mother Frankie Lons. Jason Alexander shared that working with Keyshia and "This Is Why I Cry" singer was both therapeutic and helped relive intimate memories from their relationship. Erica Campbell is not only an award-winning gospel star but also a mother, entrepreneur and host of Get Up! with Erica Campbell radio show. Additionally, she serves as first lady of a successful church ministry and author. Additionally, Warryn Campbell (music veteran and My Block Inc founder) has produced records for many influential artists that she and Erica collaborate on together. Tamron Hall recently hosted Tamron Campbells and her power couple on her show, providing insight into their marriage and how they're managing to balance busy lives with faith-guided parenting and communication with family. Additionally, they offered information about We're the Campbells which premiered earlier this year on TV One.

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