Transcendent Motion Pictures to Produce The Huey P Newton Bio Feature Film

Top Quote Courtney Benson to partner with Justine Beirne Akley on "Power To The People" a bio-pic of the Black Panthers co-founder. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 04, 2017 - The story of famed Black Power leader, Dr. Huey P. Newton is one step closer to hitting the big screen. Entertainment industry talent manager Courtney Benson has partnered with Executive Producer Justine Beirne Akley of Transcendent Motion Pictures to produce the long awaited bio-pic on the life story of the Black Panther co-founder entitled: "Power To The People". The film feature will also be co-produced by former Black Panther Party Chief of Staff and executor of the Dr. Huey P Newton estate, David Hilliard. Benson states, "Mr. Hillard undoubtedly brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this film, and his endless archives will serve as a great asset to the story telling, and authenticity of this film". "We are elated to be in partnership with Ms. Akley and Transcendent Pictures," says Benson. "This has been a long journey, but this race was not given to the swift and we have endured. I have always admired Dr. Newton and I have viewed the fight to tell his story on the screen as a true calling. I promised Mr. Hilliard that we would see this project to completion, and I am very pleased that Transcendent has the foresight to tell this amazing story about one of the world's most amazing leaders."

    Transcendent Motion Pictures is a Production company based in Los Angeles, California that has been formed to finance, develop, produce, and distribute a slate of feature films in the $5M - $60M budget range. Transcendent has brought financing to major studio films from WB, Fox, and Paramount.

    Courtney Benson has over 20 years of successful deal making in the entertainment industry. Most notably he guided the career of music superstar Nelly, helping Nelly sell well over 60 Million Albums worldwide, and several Grammy Awards.

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