Daily Archives: May 12, 2011
Creator/Executive Mara Brock Akil and director/executive producer Salim Akil have signed a multi-year deal with BET.
Under the new agreement, they’ll continue to produce episodes of The Game, which is being renewed for a fifth season.
Additionally new shows will be developed for Akil Productions, one of which is confirmed to be a series.
Speaking on their new agreement, the Akils released a statement saying,
“Our goal is to expand on our existing brand, by way of Akil Productions, to create new opportunities for ourselves and others. BET has provided us with a tremendous platform to create smart, funny and dramatic, quality programming with multi-layered and multi-dimensional characters appealing to millions of viewers.”
His wife Mara created the series “Girlfriends” in 2000.