NBA star, Doug Christie, has been selected as a presenter for the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards being held on August 31, 2009 at 7 P.M. (PT) at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles, California. Doug Christie’s support of theatre includes his directorial debut for the “Christies Un-Cut,” a comedy play, as well as a screenplay he is co-writing with his wife, bestselling author and TV reality star Jackie Christie, about her new bestselling book, ‘Proud To Be A COLORED GIRL.’ The Christies will co-produce this project under Infinite Love Productions next spring.
The Christies’ film/television company, Infinite Love Productions, which is known for producing “The Christies: Committed,” a hit reality TV show that aired on BETJ, and the “Christies Un-Cut,” a hit comedy play about the Christies’ life inside the NBA, which was distributed worldwide on DVD. Currently the NBA power couple is filming the “Christies Un-Cut: Volume 2,” slated for release in fall 2010.
“It is an honor to be amongst such great company and to be honored by presenting at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards,” said Doug Christie.
The 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards is celebrating the organization’s 100th Year Anniversary and will honor a full slate of honorees including Audra McDonald (Tony Award-Winner/Grammy Award-Winner) for Trailblazer Award, Tichina Arnold (CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris”) for the Spirit Award, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (ABC’s “Castle”) for Lifetime Achievement, and Sheldon Epps (Director of UPN’s “Girlfriends”) for the Community Service Award. This year’s award show will also include musical performances by Grammy-Nominated artist, Ledisi.
About Doug Christie: Doug, a 14-year NBA star, author, and reality show TV star, is married to wife Jackie, and has three children. He is the co-founder of Jean Rah Fya Records, which is the home of some of the hottest new talent in business.
ABOUT NAACP: Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch is committed to the promotion of theatre in Southern California and to providing a viable program for performers and supporters of this art form. For more information on the NAACP, please visit http://www.naacp.org/.
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