Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner, Documentary Fundraiser

Documentary fundraiser Virginia Capers

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Documentary Fundraiser- Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner-Documentary Fund, Preserving Excellence and Contributions in Film Television and Theater.

November 29, 2018, author and television writer-producer Sura Khan announces the campaign launch of the Virginia Capers Documentary Fund. The campaign hopes to raise public and private financial contributions to support its Go fund me efforts to complete the documentary “On The Walk Fame” The Virginia Capers Story. Producer & Writer, Sura Khan, and Ms. Capers were working on the documentary together back in 2004 before she passed away on May 6, 2004. The documentary has been in the works more than a decade now.

The late Virginia Capers is an African American entertainment treasure. She was the first African American female actress to win the Tony Award on Broadway and not have to share it with another actress. Virginia Capers won best actress in a musical for her role as the matriarch Lena Younger of a struggling back family in the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry classic “A Raisin the Sun” simple titled “Raisin”.  Actor Alan Alder presented Virginia Capers with the honors live on the 1974 Tony Awards telecast.

Virginia Capers & Producer Sura Khan

“When you’re inspired to take action,” do so, says documentary producer-writer, Sura Khan. “It can mean the difference between life and death and not necessarily your own life or death” In the matter of actress Virginia Capers, it was a chance to let it all come out so that her message and history in the entertainment industry can live on. The sparkling flame of life was burning out and the door was closing on her earthly life. Six weeks after sitting down with Sura Khan in her home in woodland hills, California in a special interview for the documentary Virginia Capers passed away due to complications with pneumonia. She spent more than five decades on the front line in theater, television, and film. She served as New York City host for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon. Virginia Capers has worked with the best of the best in Hollywood. She shares many of her stories, including her relationship working with actor Will Smith and the cast on the NBC 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where she starred has Grandma Hattie Banks.

Mr. Khan is appealing for contribution to help raise the $247,000. needed to complete the 90 Minute documentary.  He hopes to complete the project by the fall of 2019. The support and endorsements from Ms. Capers family and friends read like the who’s who in Hollywood. Sura Khan has gained the support and clearance of Motown legend Diana Ross the late actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Isabel Sanford of the CBS sitcom “The Jefferson’s”  Actors Sherly Lee Ralph, Leslie Uggums, Cicely Tyson and Marla Gibbs also signed on.  The late comedian Jerry Lewis and The Muscular Dystrophy Association also support this documentary.

Visit the campaign site to watch the appeal video and make your donation. DOCUMENTARY DONATION PAGE & VIDEO

“Virginia Capers A vast and loving Gibraltar of a woman” “Tremendous in just about every sense you can use the word.  

New York Times Critic –Clive Barnes

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Musical Lorrain Hansberry

                   

 

 

 

 

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South Brooklyn-The Web Series, A Smash Hit! for Writer Sura Khan

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Web Series win for Sura Khan

 

South Brooklyn, The Web Series A Smash Hit! For Writer Sura Khan

Sura Khan Writer

December 2, 2018, the long-awaited web-series debuted episode one titled Back in the day on YouTube to rave reviews. Sura Khan the series writer stated, “The series is like no other and was before it’s time, making reference to the series being produced before the hit STARZ series Power and Fox television’s Empire among others”  South Brooklyn was indeed an inspiration for numerous web series that burst on the internet scene between 2014 to the present day. “South Brooklyn is not your typical street drug dealer story,” says Sura Khan. The writing is filled with twist and turns and puts the street life against a local government. 

While the streets have its own share of interesting stories Khan wanted to display a different and interesting visual for viewers. Khan believes that intertwining these scenarios would make for great television. “We always see the street level crime stories but we rarely see how those stories are interpreted and handled within the political system says, Khan. When you have a mover and shaker like the character Philp Porter played by a fresh-faced actor “Hannabull” who are making millions of dollars on the street its easy for them to  become a target.” In this case, says writer Sura Khan “viewers get to see how the city uses this community mishap to further its own agenda.”  Getting a high profile arrest, especially the arrest of Philip Porter (leading character) during an election year can be the difference between keeping your current job as Mayor or losing it to your police commissioner who has an agenda of his own. Plans to take his bosses seat in city hall! The best way to start confusion within the halls of government is simple” said Khan. “All you need is one thing and that’s a Scandal” The series was produced and filmed back in 2013 but never made it off the shelf for various reasons. The series can be seen on the free viewing platform YouTube. I agreed to grant permission and the release of what was filmed back then on a free viewing platform for a few reasons says, Mr. Khan. “One, it’s a great and entertaining story” “Two the actors who are all new faces did a phenomenal job in those roles.”  “It should be in the public eye” Some of the actors went on to do great things after productions came to a close back in 2014. Some moved on to play on CBS and BET programs among many others. Number three, it’s the right time! A season two and three is already scripted and ready for the next level. To watch the series follow and subscribe to the link below.  

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The Klein Syndicate & Singer Carl Thomas

 

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   

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM AN EVENING WITH THE KLIEN SYNDICATE

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Seminar 2018-2019” Youth

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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 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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The Launch of the Brooklyn Don Article:   https://surakhan.net/sura-khan-jay-z-calvin-klein

NAS INSTAGRAM PAGE: http://www.instagram.com/nas 

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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Interview with Calvin Klein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzbtnuqzUD0

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Sponsorship Supporting Summer Youth Program 2019

Summer Programs  (Sura Khan) 

Let’s Make Summer 2019 a Great Experience for The Youth in New York City

Summer 2019, 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, 2019-August 30, 2019

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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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”. 

   

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