Washington, DC - Business mogul, Walter Latham, President, Latham Entertainment, widely regarded as the most successful comedy production company in the world; and who, himself, is credited with launching the careers of several Award-winning actors and comedians, including Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, and the late Bernie Mac, will be launching Walter Latham's "King of Comedy" Channel on YouTube beginning Spring, 2012.
Latham joins Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Barry Diller, Pharrell Williams, Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler, Deepak Chopra, and other well-known personalities and content producers from TV, film, music, news, and sports, as well as some of the most innovative new media companies in the world, in launching new advertising supported channels for YouTube's worldwide audience.
On October 28, 2011, when YouTube announced plans to bring more than one hundred new original channels created specifically for today's connected viewer's to its platform and announced its content partners, Latham's channel was described as being "the premier platform for original, cutting edge, urban comedy programming. "
Latham, one of the youngest, most innovative and creative producers and promoters of our time, has been so enormously successful in his trendsetting and groundbreaking ventures, that he is oftentimes referred to as "The King of Comedy." The Wall Street Journal once wrote, "Mr. Latham has been able to succeed in an industry that is rapidly leaving behind individual promoters like him."
"My partnership with YouTube is definitely going to play a large role in redefining urban entertainment as we know it," says Latham, " I'm excited about the new channel and the challenges that will come along with it as we introduce urban comedy to programming."
Walter Latham is a history maker.
In 1997, Latham launched the "Kings of Comedy" tour, which featured triple headlining acts: Steve Harvey, Cedric "The Entertainer" and the late, Bernie Mac. Latham later added comedian D.L. Hughley to the lineup. The tour grossed more than $40 million in its two year run and consistently sold out arenas seating 10,000 or more, even selling-out Atlanta's Georgia Dome. USA Today described it as being, "the top grossing comedy tour in US history."
So successful was the "Kings of Comedy" tour, that Mr. Latham decided to capture the experience of the live tour on film. Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Walter Latham, and MTV Films, the "Original Kings of Comedy" grossed $37 million during its run at the box office and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. The accompanying soundtrack, released on Universal Records, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Album.
In 2000, Latham launched the "Queens of Comedy" tour featuring Miss Laura Hayes, Adele Givens, Sommore and Mo'Nique. In addition to performing before sold out audiences, the quartet appeared in a "Queens of Comedy" Sho
SHOW KICKS OFF WITH A LIVE STREAM ON YOUTUBE.COM/FUSE FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM SHADY RECORDS ARTIST SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES
New York, NY (March 13, 2012) - Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, is bringing the Shady 2.0 Showcase from SXSW live to music lovers on March 16th, beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT. "Fuse Live: Shady 2.0" will kick off from the Austin Music Hall via live stream on http://youtube.com/fuse with some of the hottest hip hop artists all leading up to 50 Cent's performance at 12am ET/11pm CT, which will air exclusively on Fuse's cable network. Live Stream performances will include Shady recording artist Slaughterhouse, as well as up and comers BIG K.R.I.T., ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson and more.
Nearly ten years since its release, 50 Cent will take the Austin Music Hall stage for one of the most buzzed about performances at SXSW, performing his multi-platinum Get Rich Or Die Tryin' album in its entirety, live, for the first time ever to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Get Rich recording sessions. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' sold 872,000 units in the first four days of its release, making it the fastest-selling debut disc in the SoundScan era (since 1991). The #1 Pop, #1 R&B/Hip-hop album was the biggest seller of 2003 and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. The hit single "In Da Club" peaked at number one for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained on the chart for twenty-two weeks. Tracks such as "Wangsta," "21 Questions" and "P.I.M.P." scorched the airwaves.
Leading up to "Fuse Live: Shady 2.0," music lovers can tune in to Fuse for an all day Shady Takeover, beginning at 6am ET. The entire day will be dedicated to Shady Records artists and will include music videos from artists such as Yelawolf and 50 Cent, as well as "The Eminem Chronicles" and episodes of Fuse's "Top 20 Countdown" and "Hip Hop Shop" devoted to one of the most beloved rappers in the game, Eminem.
Fans can also log on to http://fuse.tv/shady for additional information on programming, the latest news, and photos.
Originally scheduled to perform, Shady Records, Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment, Interscope Records recording artist Yelawolf is still recuperating from a ruptured spleen suffered earlier this month and will no longer be appearing.
March 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA - Join F.A.M.E The Experience Live on April 3, 2012 at 9 pm at 595 North Event Venue and Lounge (595 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) for an unforgettable fashion show and concert featuring some upcoming designers and artists. Tickets available now at http://fametheexperience.eventbright.com
F.A.M.E The Experience in 2012 is a celebration of the life of Brandon K. Pinkard his vision and legacy for the company Grassroots Marketing Media Consulting Group LLC, which he Co-Founded with Rodney Simpson. F.A.M.E started out as a College Block Party Tour which traveled to several universities and cities around the Southeast United States with artist, fashions and poets it introduced new breakthrough recording artists and fashion designers which targeted their demographics for the past 5 years.
F.A.M.E. is a combination fashion show and concert that will feature some of the best upcoming designers and recording artists in the industry. Reco Chapple will be the Featured Designer for the evening. Chapple's clientele includes Real Atlanta Housewife and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Kandi Burress, multi-platinum singer Toni Braxton and the Braxton Sisters, and numerous athletes. Other designers for the evening will be KL Allen, whom has styled events for the Real Housewives of Atlanta and singer, Mya; Michael Emmanuel Couture, whom just finished the Jimmy Hollaway show in New York City and he also works with So So Def Recording Artist, Dondria; New comers plus sized styles by Wendy S. Big Girlz, Inc and Purple Hearts will be great additions to the show as well.
FAME will be featuring an eclectic artist lineup covering the genres of Hip Hop, Gospel, Rock, Alternative, and R&B. The lineup includes Kanek Music artist Zacfresh, former Warner Brothers Artist Chinkie Brown, Gospel Artist Renee, singer/songwriter Carlett Martin, and Selasi who has produced for the likes of JE, Akon, and Kandi Burress. Other artists for the evening will be FAME Veteran 2Krunk, and newcomers Reddsoul and Young Nova. This will be an event to remember!
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to pursue careers in computing and technology, they have announced the 2012 Google Anita Borg Scholarship, through which they hope to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.
Scholarships of $1,000 - $10,000 will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool.
All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California for a networking retreat which will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 6, 2012.