Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner, Documentary Fundraiser

Documentary fundraiser Virginia Capers

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

COMING JANUARY 2019 - BOOK, E-BOOK, AUDIOBOOK. Stay tuned for More!.

Sura Khan’s Expressions -Virginia Capers

“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

                   

 

 

 

 

MDA TELETHON YEARS                              BROADWAY MUSICAL RAISIN 

Sura Khan Biography                                                                                                         

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!!!

MORE WITH BULL & YAYA: https://surakhan.net/bull-yaya-producer-sura-khan 

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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”  

See More:   https://surakhan.net/actor-keith-robinson-plays-judge-sura-khan-script   

              

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 

See Morehttps://surakhan.net/south-brooklyn-project 

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ORIGINAL ART WORK BY CYNTHIA R. SMITH 

Licensing Available for Use

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

             See more Art Work by : Cynthia –   https://surakhan.net/art-work-cynthia-r-smith

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