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An Evening with The Klein Syndicate & Carl Thomas

September 28, 2018, Brooklyn New York City was the place to be as the new television series “The Klein Syndicate host a special evening for the series cast and staff that starred R&B vocalist Carl Thomas. Friends and supporters poured into the Milk River Night Club and Restaurant located at 960 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

By 10:00 PM there was standing room only. Patrons crowded around various film and television screens throughout the venue to get a sneak peek of the upcoming series pilot “The Klein Syndicate”. The series writer and director Sura Khan was in the building but spent a great deal of time outside the venue greeting guest and also awaiting the arrival of Calvin Bacote, the executive producer, and subject of the series. Calvin Bacote arrived at 11:00 PM to applause and hugs from the series cast, spectators and supporters. On the inside of the packed venue, the guest was singing and dancing to the R&B sounds of Carl Thomas. The event was filmed for the Klein Syndicate- Behind the Scene web series that is in its 7th episode according to insiders. A behind the scene video is scheduled to be released October 2, 2018, on The Klein Syndicate Channel see link below and video below.

Director Sura Khan with Actor Lambert Tamin 

The Klein Syndicate is a new television series written & directed by Sura Khan with Calvin Bacote and starring Lambert Tamin as Klein. The series recaps the life of 1980’s drug lord known on the streets as the Brooklyn Don and Klein. Sura Khan stated that getting involved with the project was a no-brainer for him once he studied Calvin’s life and understood the force for change and inspiration that Calvin can be today, especially for the youth coming up today. Calvin speaks at prisons and youth programs hoping to inspire and reform. He also spoke at Harvard University. Lookout for The Klein Syndicate television series, currently in production filming season one of the series. Coming soon. 

  Calvin Bacote  (Center)                     Sura Khan, Andrew Black, Eric Clark   

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“Youth and Young Adults Seminar 2018-2019”

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30-year Entertainment Industry Veteran Sura Khan will hit the road this fall of 2018 through the summer of 2019 with his “Youth and Young Adults” Seminars, Workshops and Master Classes. This motivational speaker, writer, and director are sure to leave an everlasting impact on aspiring writers, producers, directors and musical practitioners in his audiences all around the country. Booking dates will officially open on August 15, 2018. Request your 40-page package that illustrates the programs and fees for this seminar. Colleges, High Schools, Youth groups, Recreational Centers, Churches and All are welcome to request proposals with booking information. During stops in various cities, Mr. Khan is also available for bookings at film festivals, conventions and conferences to speak and or conduct workshops and special classes. A request can be emailed to:

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“The Man and His Mission”

SURA KHAN

Writer, Director, Producer Sura Khan is a spectacular classic visionary man who believes in working hard and accomplishing your goals is the founder and chief executive officer of Sura Khan Media & Productions LLC. With an all-embracing experience of more than 30-years in the field of entertainment, public speaking, and youth & program development. He is extremally compassionate and exhibits his vision for the 21st Century to uplift and inspire youth and young adults moving towards a career in the entertainment industry.   Sura Khan is currently serving as Senior Writer and Director for Pree-Productions LLC and the new television series The Klein Syndicate. www.thekleinsyndicate.com also supervising producer and writer for Face Lite Communications LLC. www.facelite.co

 

Sura Khan exhibits sheer creativity in his work and has been the creative force behind five television shows, three albums and two books and one film. He has worked in all the major entertainment industry genres, film television, music, and books. His Knowledgebase is extremally widespread and dynamic. Sura Khan believes that visionary leadership is based on a balanced expression of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical dimensions. He is truly a leader who pursues his dreams through a concoction of core values, a clear vision, empowering relationships and innovative actions. Learn more about Sura Khan and view testimonials https://surakhan.net/testimonials also visit the official IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8358868/

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Podcast IJS’ with Sura Khan

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  “I’m Just Saying”

Come to listen to the Podcast and the charming and enchanting voice of entertainment industry veteran Sura Khan as “Sura Khan Media & Productions” bring you weekly and enlightening conversations about the entertainment industry. Sharing his views and inspiring his listeners is with more than thirty years in the entertainment industry. He has crossed paths with some of the best in the industry including: Anthony Anderson (Blackish/ABC) Legendary (Motown) singer Diana Ross, (The Jeffersons TV Series-CBS) Isabel Sanford & Marla Gibbs, (Actor & MDA Telethons) Jerry Lewis, (Empire-Fox) Basher Yazz Grey &  Leslie Uggums, (Fresh Prince of Bel Air-NBC) Virginia Capes, Karen Parson, Tatiana Ali and Alfonzo Ribero, (Power- Starz) Marc John Jefferies, and (Saints & Sinners) Keith Robinson to name a few. Some of the topics will include a conversation on controversial headlines such as Bill Cosby, Rosanne & ABC, Monique & Netflix, as well as basic topics such as, Who’s in the news, The happening behind the scene, and Sura Khan’s signature “I’m Just Saying” Talk.

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Sura Khan: Background

Sura Khan exhibits sheer creativity in his work and has been the creative force behind five television shows, three albums and two books and one film. He has worked in all the major entertainment industry genres, film television, music, and books. His Knowledge-base is extremely widespread and dynamic. Sura Khan believes that visionary leadership is based on a balanced expression of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical dimensions. He is truly a leader who pursues his dreams through a concoction of core values, a clear vision, empowering relationships and innovative actions. Learn more about Sura Khan and view testimonials https://surakhan.net/testimonials also visit the official IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8358868/

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THE KLEIN SYNDICATE LONG AWAITED SERIES PILOT WRAPS PRODUCTION

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THE KLEIN SYNDICATE PILOT WRAPS PRODUCTION! 

Sura Khan director and writer of the long-awaited Klein Syndicate series has announced on April 7, 2018, that the pilot is officially completed. In a social media post on Facebook and Instagram the leader of the caravan along with Calvin Klein Bacote the subject of the series said “It’s A WRAP!! The Klein Syndicate is in the Can”. “It was indeed an experience and pleasure directing and writing this series with Calvin Bacote and the production team David Quinones, Jeremiah  John Arrington and the talents of actor Lambert Taims who plays Klein”. Along with a phenomenal cast line-up.

An explosion of behind the scenes photos have emerged all over the internet as talks among cast and friends of the project began to take on a life of its own said director Sura Khan. Calvin’s life is too broad to fit into a film so the series choice was the best direction said, Khan. The pilot is an introduction to the world and covers crucial turning points in the life of Calvin Bacote. Also, in the pilot, a drastic time in Klein’s life is revisited when the story takes you back to a five-year-old Klein in the 1970’s and the first time he had a gun in his hand. Sura Khan said, “Bringing the big guy out

 

THE KLEIN SYNDICATE – Trailer from Sura Khan on Vimeo.

of this little guy and this little guy out of this big guy is a true test of a director’s creative capacity to be a bridge between these two forces to merge together”. Referring to the child actor Wil Lugo and Calvin Bacote. 

Calvin has an untold history with many of today’s iconic figures such as Hip-hop legends NAS and JAY-Z to name a couple. Khan also stated in a blog post “Writing and directing that historic pass between these two brothers, hip-hop icon “NAS” and the Brooklyn Don (Calvin) is going to be epic. The brothers Klein and Nas were enjoying an evening together along with the series star Lambert Tamin and producer David Quinones at the Eric B & Rakim concert in New York City on April 10, 2018. The lead actor Lambert Tamin of the series said: “I’m Humbled to be a part of this and to have the opportunity to play the role of the Brooklyn Don himself”. 

The series is gaining support by many influential insiders including the City of Mount Vernon’s Mayor Richard Thomas and City Clerk George W. Brown who visited the set to say hello while filming the historic United States Government vs Calvin Bacote Scene that was taking place in the City Hall Chambers.

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THE KLEIN SYNDICATE – Trailer from Sura Khan on Vimeo.

Calvin Bacote’s production company Pree-Productions is now on the search for a good home for the series and looking to speak with platforms like HBO, STARS, and NETFLIX among others for distribution consideration.

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More on Calvin Klein Bacote 

Calvin Bacote was born in 1966 and raised in Brooklyn, New York by his parents along with his older sister and brother. In the mid-80s, Bacote began dealing and distributing the nation’s most dominating drug, crack cocaine. He organized a masterful team thus becoming a powerful drug lord often referred to as Calvin Klein the Brooklyn Don. His name echoed up and down the entire east coast, where the distribution of cocaine was lead under his management. In 1988, Bacote was charged with second-degree murder and five counts of possession of a deadly weapon. Ten months later in 1989, he was acquitted of all charges. Two months after the acquittal Bacote, along with associate Mr. Shawn Carter aka Jay -Z, was charged in a Maryland State case for attempted murder, intent to maim, battery, assault, and possession of a deadly weapon. Both of them faced up to 40 years in prison.

Bacote negotiated with the Plaintiff to take full blame, therefore relieving Carter of all pending charges. After being released on bail, pending a trial date, Bacote was in the works towards financing a recording label for rappers Jaz-O and Biz Markie. One of the first acts to be released from the label was Carter also known as Jay-Z. Unfortunately, The label was never established. Unbeknownst to him, Bacote was under a federal investigation that eventually led to a 25-year sentence. His prior 1989 conviction was overturned and dismissed reducing the 25-year sentence to 15 years, of which he served
Bacote’s notorious past is acknowledged and glorified amongst many creditable artists such as Jay-Z, Akon, and French Montana, all of whom have mentioned him in their music. Upon his release in 2004, he was asked to manage Akon who became an international multi-platinum recording artist under his management.

Bacote helped build the Konvict music label and brand. Throughout his journey in the music industry, he created an intricate network of high profile relationships. He has since turned over a new leaf in his life and is focused on giving back. The first step in his journey was in 2004 with The Fatherhood Family Engagement Program in which he rebuilt dilapidated homes in South Carolina. In 2012 shortly after getting married, Bacote was invited to speak at a YPO (Young President’s Organization) event in Las Vegas Nevada, hosted by Wendy Day. On February 25, 2014, He self-published a book based on his life, hoping the unmitigated nature would deter those wishing to follow in his past footsteps. The book titled, “Neighborhoods Under Siege” was #1 on Amazon and #7 on Kindle during the week of its release. He started a media blitz, accomplishing hi-profile interviews with Vlad TV, MTV News, and Complex.com to name a few, highlighting his newfound passion for effecting change by public speaking.

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Let’s Make Summer 2018 a Great Experience for The Youth in New York City

Summer 2018, Sura Khan Media Brands will be sponsoring summer teen sports programs this summer season. Keeping our youth engaged in the positive activity is important and necessary. After serving 16 years in Public Housing as a youth service recreation director as seen in the video below I found that keeping 13-19 years old teenagers involved and busy through the summer vacation from school can make a difference in their lives and even become a life or death situation in some communities if they are left with to much free time on their hands.

My passion is the arts and I used this gift to create opportunities for youth living in low-income housing development managed by the New York City Housing Authority. After moving on in my career back in July 2010 I try to keep my connection to youth in these communities by sponsoring summer sports games that included basketball, baseball, and volleyball among other activities. I paid for these sponsorships out of my own pocket for many years and now I’m reaching out to my supporters, subscribers, and followers at Surakhan.net Sura Khan Media Brands will post pictures and updates about the programs and activities we sponsor. We will also post live video updates and testimonials from the youth themselves. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of those who cannot afford to attend a summer program or are not fortunate enough to be selected in the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program. These youth may find themselves in a place and situation that can send their lives into a downward spiral if they find themselves with to much time on their hands and no positive recreational activities. Please help us make a difference.

Make Your Contribution Now and the entertainment industry to make a small donation to help me create more opportunities this 2018 summer season for youth in New York City. Your donation will help cover the cost of uniforms, sporting equipment; team entry fees busses and refreshment for the youth. I have a goal of raising $10.000 US (ten thousand dollars) for this season programs that will support 100 teenagers. Programs run from July 5, 2018-August 30, 2018

We will also be publishing a Newsletter to update our wonderful supporters. You can make your contribution by selecting the donation button at the bottom and make your credit card contribution payment. Thank you and looking forward to a successful joyous and safe summer season for our youth.

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Supremes Reunion 2017- “IN THE NAME OF LOVE” A Book of Effort By: Sura Khan

 

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A Supremes Reunion Story, New York, NY (November 4, 2017) –Author and filmmaker Sura Khan re-releases his historic book “In the Name of Love”, (originally written in 2009) an inspirational book illustrating the story behind the making of a cinematic message in a bottle to the former Motown’s greatest female group of all time, The Supremes Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong. The Love Letter books to the Supremes

Details of the journey inscribed are magical, joyful, and sometimes painful not only for the author/filmmaker but also for all those who traveled with him to send this message. In the Name of Love is where Sura Khan shares the events in his childhood, connecting himself to the Supremes, the undertaking, and getting the film to the superstars through an ingenious process. It gives the readers a view from the inside of one of the most non-talked about events in the entertainment industry. The book is one of the best options as an uplifting, inspirational, and educational tool for filmmakers, actors,        writers and all of those seeking to jump out of the box and make a huge difference.

IN THE NAME OF LOVE  is a first-hand account of one man’s journey to inspire Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong formally Diana Ross & the Supremes, to heed the call of fans all over the world and give a reunion performance another chance.

Throughout his life, Sura Khan has always felt a connection to the Supremes and never really understood why and then the pieces started coming together. Sura Khan took on the challenge to do what most would have liked to had done when he committed to write and produce a cinematic letter to Ross, Wilson, and Birdsong of the legendary Motown group. His hopes were to inspire the ladies back to the forefront, one more time. In his book “In the Name of Love” Sura Khan details the story behind the noble effort to inspire peace unity and reconciliation.

Th present day

Almost 12 years have now passed and a reunion has never taken place. “I use to question myself sometimes,” says Sura Khan, “Did I do the right thing I would ask myself”. Twelve years later and Sura Khan has no regrets. The doors have opened for many involved in the project and have taken their careers to new heights. “I’m happy to be somewhat responsible for that,” says Sura Khan. “Sometimes things are not what they appear to be and there’s always a story behind the story that can either push us forward or hold us back. Ms. Ross, Ms. Wilson and Ms. Birdsong are not exempt from that.” “We all did our best and we did it In the name of Love.      

About the Author

Sura Khan, a versatile author, filmmaker, and director is also a motivational speaker in the field of entertainment and spirituality. This year (2017) he produced several television shows including a talk Variety show “Set Life Cali” with actor/singer Keith Robinson of Saints & Sinners and the film Dreamgirls. Actor Mac John Jefferies of Power Series and as a child actor playing Isaiah alongside Halley Berry in the film Losing Isaiah was also featured on the program. Sura Khan also scripted the historical and much-anticipated life story of Brooklyn’s notorious drug lord, Calvin Bacote aka Calvin Klein. The series now in development is titled The Brooklyn Don. The series tells stories about the real-life happenings between Klein and many of his associates that includes hip-hop powerhouse Jay Z among many other notables. Sura Khan has written, produces and directed several new television series and currently working on his memoirs in entertainment, slated to be released in 2018.

In the making of In the Name of Love, Sura Khan aims to re-write a history of worlds famous icons grappling with assorted personality conflicts and to hopefully facilitate “peace talks” between the duo/trio while bringing about a concert reunion of three of the earliest surviving members of the group. Now 12 years later (2017) and the ladies are in there 70’s (Age) and still wowing them. “I was delighted to see Diana Ross & Mary Wilson together in support of Berry Gordy’s (Motown Founder) Motown the Musical on Broadway,” says Sura Khan.

Dreams don’t die people just stop dreaming (Mary Wilson) – Sura Khan’s oft-spoken mantra, which is clearly made manifest in his cinematic piece, In the Name of Love.

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 “IN THE NAME OF LOVE” ” 
                                             Delivering the Goods”
I had this all planned out well, Diana Mary and Cindy were supposed to all receive the film around the same time but things don’t always go according to plan. The moment the lid came off the pot things start going wrong.

On January 23, 2008, three packages were sent out. One to Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Cindy Birdsong. Mary’s was delivered first. After that, about two weeks later Cindy’s was delivered. It was some problem with the delivery for Cindy and it was about to be returned. Then delivery was confirmed. Diana Ross package was returned to me weeks later marked undeliverable at that address. Mary and Cindy had a copy of the film and Diana Ross was about to hear it through the grapevine. This was not looking good at all. Word was spreading fast across America and the United Kingdom regarding the existence of this film titled “In The Name of Love” about a reunion of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Shortly after this I had received an e-mail from Ro’ with an attachment of a message that was posted on Cindy MySpace page allegedly written by Cindy, The part of this message that got me was these words Cindy allegedly posted: “I speak with Diana and Mary from time to time and there has been some talk of a possible forthcoming event involving the three of us”………..

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“Three talented ladies that I adore, who came along and did a superb job on helping bring this vision and labor of love to life”!! Sura Khan-Director/Writer

                                      RO’BLACK               KIM AUSTIN            DEBORAH GREEN

Kim Austin as Diana RossRo'Black as Cindy Birdsong  

 

 

 

 

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Writing & Directing Talk-Television

 

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Writing & Directing Talk-Television

Veteran writer, director and producer Sura Khan is appointed to write and direct new television talk show “Candid with Terri P” Executive Produced and host by Terri Patterson. Patterson brought Sura Khan the talented writer & director onto the show to help take it to another level. Multiple episodes of the new show were taped in Brooklyn New York at BRIC Media & Arts Center on September 18, 19, 20. 2017. The program featured special guest appearances by

ALLISON SEMMES  landed a role in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Broadway as Diana Ross u/s, which led her to her first lead role as Diana Ross on MOTOWN THE MUSIC Broadway (2016) and National Tour, which she is now touring. She has received an NAACP Theater Award nomination and won Chicago Broadway World Award for Best Female Lead Actress as Diana Ross for Motown. http://www.allisonsemmes.com/   

Clip from the Motown Musical rehearsal https://youtu.be/ofR4_1usAEw 

 

  Also, appearing is this talented young man. You may remember Justiin Davis for his role in the hit series Boardwalk Empire. Justiin also played the role of Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross in a film written and directed by Sura Khan some years earlier (Get The Book  https://surakhan.net/supremes-reunion-book-efforts-sura-khan) This appearance on Candid was the first time Khan and Davis have seen each other since 2008 at the premiere of the film In the Name of Love. Khan also wrote a book about the project under the same title, that Justiin Davis is holding in the photo with Khan above.  “Having a diverse guest lineup was important to the show’s structure,” says Sura Khan. “We went from Broadway star to TV rising star and then to sports and politics.”

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she’s a history maker who was the first female Defensive Coach for The New York Jets and has indeed left her imprint on the sports world. She was a perfect guest for the show.

 

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Moving into the world of politics gave the program a twist when Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams came on the program not only to discuss politics but also his health and struggles with diabetes.

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                   SURA KHAN & TERRI PATTERSON (Host & Executive Producer) 

2017 has been a busy year for the talented writer-director Sura Khan who has written and produced several projects including Set Life Cali, a talk Variety show filmed in Hollywood. Bull & Yaya, a movie review & comedy show in New York City. Khan also penned the screenplay for the long-awaited Calvin Klein Bacote story and several other TV scripts this year. 2018 is looking very bright for Mr. Khan, and we all look forward to the projects coming our way that he has put his hands to.

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Calvin Klein Bacote TV Mini-Series Brooklyn Don

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THE BROOKLYN DON – CALVIN KLEIN BACOTE STORY

Sura Khan & Calvin Klein Bacote join forces to bring this mini-television series to life. Enter the world of Brooklyn, through the boundless and in-depth mind of Calvin “Klein” Bacote. Klein is a mythological figure too most and an Iconic figure to others. From the child growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s to the larger than life character throughout the 80’s and 90’s. No stone is unturned! This series will walk you through places you just couldn’t go. Experience this journey through the eyes of a mother, gun of an enforcer and soul of a hustler. Calvin Klein is one of the last men standing.

Calvin Bacote was born in 1966 and raised in Brooklyn, New York by his parents along with his older sister and brother. In the mid 80s Bacote began dealing and distributing the nation’s most dominating drug, crack cocaine. He organized a masterful team thus becoming a powerful drug lord often referred to as Calvin Klein the Brooklyn Don. His name echoed up and down the entire east coast, where the distribution of cocaine was lead under his management. In 1988, Bacote was charged with second-degree murder and five counts of possession of a deadly weapon. Ten months later in 1989, he was acquitted of all charges. Two months after the acquittal Bacote, along with associate Mr. Shawn Carter aka Jay -Z, was charged in a Maryland State case for attempted murder, intent to maim, battery, assault, and possession of a deadly weapon. Both of them faced up to 40 years in prison.

Bacote negotiated with the Plaintiff to take full blame, therefore relieving Carter of all pending charges. After being released on bail, pending a trial date, Bacote was in the works towards financing a recording label for rappers Jaz-O and Biz Markie. One of the first acts to be released from the label was Carter also known as Jay-Z. Unfortunately, The label was never established. Unbeknownst to him, Bacote was under a federal investigation that eventually led to a 25-year sentence. His prior 1989 conviction was overturned and dismissed reducing the 25-year sentence to 15 years, of which he served
Bacote’s notorious past is acknowledged and glorified amongst many creditable artist such as Jay-Z, Akon, and French Montana, all of whom have mentioned him in their music. Upon his release in 2004 he was asked to manage Akon who became an international multi-platinum recording artist under his management.

Bacote helped build the Konvict music label and brand. Throughout his journey in the music industry he created an intricate network of high profile relationships. He has since turned over a new leaf in his life and is focused on giving back. The first step in his journey was in 2004 with The Fatherhood Family Engagement Program in which he rebuilt dilapidated homes in South Carolina. In 2012 shortly after getting married, Bacote was invited to speak at a YPO (Young President’s Organization) event in Las Vegas Nevada, hosted by Wendy Day. On February 25, 2014, He self-published a book based on his life, hoping the unmitigated nature would deter those wishing to follow in his past footsteps. The book titled, “Neighborhoods Under Siege” was #1 on Amazon, and #7 on Kindle during the week of its release. He started a media blitz, accomplishing hi-profile interviews with Vlad TV, MTV News, and Complex.com to name a few, highlighting his newfound passion for effecting change by public speaking.

On January 17, 2015, Bacote spoke at Harvard University’s School of Law in accordance to the effects of police brutality on today’s nation. Bacote represented New York and spoke in regards to the death of Eric Garner. The Mayor and Police Chief of Ferguson, Missouri were also in attendance in regards to the death of Michael Brown. Whether it is detention centers, churches, schools, jails or bookstores, Calvin seeks to spread his message to the world. The new series written by Sura Khan with Calvin Klein Bacote is in development.

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Sports World Celebrates Big Night

 

 Anthony Anderson & NFL Denver Broncos -Aqib Talib

PRE-ESPY AWARDS CELEBRATION   

Sura Khan-Senior Producer, is getting the Sports world and its players from the NBA, NFL and NHL ready for it’s big night at the “2017 ESPY AWARDS” in Los Angeles. Sports figures poured into the Playboy headquarters in Beverly Hills just 24 -hours before the big event at the Microsoft Theater. The 2017 ESPYS is slated to air live on the ABC Network. Viewers had the opportunity to hear from some of the best in sports and entertainment as they celebrated this year’s nominees and accomplishments. A major event presented by Talent Resources Sports Inc. http://www.talentresourcessports.com and Sponsored by Face Lite Communication (http://faceite.co)  and Martell Cognac http://www.martell.com among others was one of the highlights of the pre- espy events. Producer- Sura Khan oversaw interview operations for Face Lite Communications, one of the major sponsors for the event that featured notables such as Actor Anthony Anderson an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show host. He has starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season. Other notables include Brandon Marshall & Aqib Talib of the NFL Denver Broncos, Actor Katona Garces and July 2017 Playmate cover of the Playboy Magazine- Dana Taylor among many others in attendance.

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TV Show Underway- Produced by Sura Khan

 

“SURA KHAN INK’S TV DEAL IN HOLLYWOOD”

To Write and Senior-Produce New Entertainment Talk Variety  Show 

“SET LIFE CALI”

Face Lite Communications signs Sura Khan to navigate its new TV show “Set Life Cali”.  Its a one hour talk/variety television show hosted by actor/producer “Hannibull,” with Author Ayana “Yaya” Ellis, Actor/Stunt person Teniece Divya Johnson of Brooklyn, New York and Arianna Escalante of LA an on camera personality. The show originally broadcasted as a local based radio program in New York City and was very successful because of the dynamic collaboration of Hannibull and Ellis (who are currently hosting another show titled “Bull & Yaya” Quiet on the Set, reviewing past and present films and TV shows with special celebrity guest) Sura Khan serves as writer and senior-supervising producer. True to his improvisational roots, Sura Khan hasn’t spent a lot of time watching other daytime TV shows or studying techniques. He knows what he want and what has worked for him in his countless projects since and before the inception of the shows. His main guiding principle: Be generous and allow the guest to light up. “There is nothing better than sitting in this seat and celebrating,” he says. “I have put in many years and overcame many challenges to perfect my craft and now I let go and let God”.