The film was written by “Girlfriends” and “The Game” creator Mara Brock Akil and directed by her husband Salim Akil. The power couple are also the driving force behind such films as “Jumping the Broom” and most recently “Sparkle.”
Originally titled “Single Black Female,” “Being Mary Jane” is about the life of an Atlanta television anchor who attempts to juggle the demands of a successful career and fledgling love life.
The highly anticipated show is set to make its official debut in the fall of 2013 and will feature the oh-so-fine Omari Hardwick as one of Mary Jane’s (Gabrielle) suitors.
As for the Urbanworld Film Festival, it is being held in New York and is worth checking out if you happen to be in the city.