Deadline virtual screening series presents THE CLARK SISTERS: FIRST LADIES OF GOSPEL, a Lifetime feature movie at 5 pm PT
The panel follows with Aunjanue Ellis, Actor, “Mattie Moss Clark”; Christine Swanson, Director; Dr. Holly Carter, Executive Producer, Relevé Entertainment.
Hailing from executive producers Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and Missy Elliott, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the legendary pioneers of contemporary gospel music and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark (Aunjanue Ellis). Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters (Christina Bell as “Twinkie,” Kierra Sheard as “Karen,” Raven Goodwin as “Denise,” Sheléa Frazier as “Dorinda,” Angela Birchett as “Jacky”) overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry.
Grammy-winner, songwriter, and gospel record producer and artist Donald Lawrence produced all there recorded Clark Sister hits for the movie. Christine Swanson (Chicago P.D.) directed, based on a script written by Sylvia L. Jones and Camille Tucker. In addition to Latifah, Blige, and Elliott, executive producers also include Holly Carter who also executive produces for Relevé Entertainment and Shakim Compere executive produces for Flavor Unit. Loretha Jones also executive produced.