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

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Readers and viewers alike may find that this great writer producer-director was able to use both purpose and spirituality in order to give a sense of the truth of humanity in the transformation of a fictitious story that blends reality. Dorian Taylor 

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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In the Name of Love is available online for purchase at www.Surakhan.net (Holiday Special low price and autographed copy see above) or  www.buybooksontheweb.com (ONLINE )

In the Name of Love* VSE Publishing Company Date: December 4th, 2009 Trade paperback: $14.95 USD. 175 pages: ISBN: 978-0741457011

Support: The Diana Ross Charitable Foundation
1880-Century Park E., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90067  

Mary Wilson (WebSIte)  https://www.marywilson.com/ 

The Supremes/Motown Links  https://www.motownmuseum.org 

(Motown Musical) Rehearsal 

http://www.motownthemusical.com  https://youtu.be/ofR4_1usAEw

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BOOK REVIEW: IN THE NAME OF LOVE 

http://novellabooksllc.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-name-of-love-by-surakhan.html 

About The author Sura Khan: https://surakhan.net/testimonials/producer  

“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

 

SURA KHAN

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.”

COLLETTE SMITH,

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

 

SURA KHAN SCRIPTS HISTORIC BROOKLYN MINI-TV SERIES 

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.

http://facelite.co  Live Stream Broadcasting information. 

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Live Stream Producer Sura Khan -The New Wave

Sura Khan, Producer -“Taking It Up a Notch”

Producer of the New Wave-Face Lite Communications Live-Stream Broadcasting launches it’s Live-Streaming services at the BET Awards Experience events.  

“Hip Hop Sistas Network Foundation”

Under the leadership of Hip Hop icon MC. LYTE. with guest participants REMY MA, and KENNY LATTIMORE among others was the center of attention this weekend as Face Lite communications broadcast their event around the country. One of the many events Live Streamed this weekend.   

Producer of the New Wave Face Lite Communications Live Stream Broadcast is Sura Khan who is at the helm of the project with Executive Producer- Hannibull and Director -Ducatti Ambittion of Fades2Black Media. 

Face Lite Communications provides full state of the art broadcasting services to their clients. A full professional team is in place to serve all your event/streaming needs. Face Lite “Live-Streaming Productions” offers turnkey on-site live video services to its customers. Go live around the country with your event. Promote and share your event Live in it’s entirety on social media platforms, Raise funds and broadcast from your website. Corporate, All Hands, and Internal Communication Small Chat, Panel Discussions, Webinars and Remote Interviews and more. 

Working various events at the BET Awards weekend in Hollywood California  Sura Khan and the Face Lite Team has jumped on to the new wave in live streaming broadcast. 

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Comedy Special 2017

 

Hannibull World  

Comedy Special 2017- LA Producer- Sura Khan

 The Film Review Comedy Show with Bull & Yaya 

“Film Review Comedy show” Los Angeles. Sura Khan will serve as producer of this unique new program which is slated to kick off its opening night in Hollywood on June 20, 2017, hosted by Bull & Yaya. Opening at the Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose avenue. Hollywood. Comedians -Melissa Strong, Juhahn Jones, Kamira White and Davell Taylor will join Bull & Yaya, taking to the stage in an all-new breakout concept of film review and stand up live entertainment. “Hannibull World” once again takes to the forefront in presenting something exciting and new for it’s fast growing cost-to-cost audiences. The show will take place in New York City as well on June 28, 2017 with a special guest line-up. “Face Lite Communication is truly making new waves in the sea of Hollywood and I’m honored to be a part of this phenomenal creative process,” says producer Sura Khan.    

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Media Developments & News

 

 

SURA KHAN SCRIPTS HISTORIC BROOKLYN MINI- SERIES SCREENPLAY

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.

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Directing a Film out of NYU

Director- Sura Khan  Producer- David Quinones & DP- Felipe Vara de Re

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 “ON SET MAKING IT HAPPEN”

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FULL CIRCLE – THE MINI-SERIES

In The Making -A New Mini-Series TV Screenplay by Sura Khan with Ayana Ellis 

Carin Douglas is a fearless young girl, thrust into the role of a stickup kid alongside Brooklyn’s most notorious thugs. She learns to fight, to survive, and ultimately to shine through a series of events that take her from a young girl on the verge to a designer-clad diva with a hot car, an even hotter man, and a million deadly skeletons in her closet.
When Carin meets Monty, aka “Money Monty,” he sweeps her off her feet with one romantic gesture after another. Monty is a sexy, powerful man with that legendary Brooklyn swagger and more money than most of his peers in the street. Their urban fairytale soon erupts into passionate sex, bold power moves, and eventually, devastating physical violence between them. When things get explosive, Carin is reminded of the love she knows Monty feels for her and the lavish lifestyle he’s showered her with. But will that be enough to save them?
Carin and Monty’s love comes Full Circle in this epic story of love, loss, pain, and forgiveness. In Ayana Ellis’ second novel, she raises the bar, exposes some ugly truths, and shines a spotlight on the painful reality of domestic abuse. All that glitters isn’t gold in this new novel that is sure to have readers talking for years to come. Sura Khan writes the screenplay that is sure to have viewers remembering the 90’s like never before.

 

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BULL & YAYA  “Quiet On The Set”

SURA KHAN – PRODUCER OF NEW FILM & TV REVIEW SHOW

This funny and adventurous new show that reviews past and present television shows and films is becoming the talk of the internet. The uncensored Bull & Yaya duo is something to marvel at. Its a fresh new prospective on how films and TV shows are reviewed. Surprise celebrity guest is one of the many highlights of the program that’s directed by Fades-2-Black’s director Ducatti Ambitious. Coming Soon to a Television Screen near you!

COMING SOON!!!

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  IN DEVELOPMENT- THE MEMORIES OF ACTOR VIRGINIA CAPERS

   “LIFE ON THE WALK OF FAME”

A Documentary by Sura Khan

 Video Highlights : https://surakhan.net/virginia-capers-story-development

Including a special in depth interview with Ms. Capers six weeks before she passed away. 

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“ACTOR MARC JOHN JEFFERIES ENDORSE SURA KHAN’S BOOK”

             

 “IN THE NAME OF LOVE” A STORY ABOUT THE MAKING OF A LOVE LETTER FILM FOR LEGENDARY

      MOTOWN TRIO DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES

          Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong

Click Below to see a clip from the Love letter film ” The concert” –https://surakhan.net/sura-khan-supreme-moves 

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SURA KHAN WORKING WITH HOLLYWOOD ACTOR

    KEITH ROBINSON

“Saints & Sinners” and “Dreamgirls”  

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CONVERSING IN BEVERLY HILLS WITH EMPIRE TV-ACTOR 

“Bryshere Yazz Gray”

An amazing talent Say’s Sura Khan! Who plans to work with Yazz in the near future. 

WHAT”S IN A NAME? 

EVERYTHING!!!

  A look at the Sizzle Reel Written & Directed by:  Sura Khan 

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ORIGINAL ART WORK BY CYNTHIA R. SMITH 

Licensing Available for Use

In Films, Television Shows, Ad’s Books and More.

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