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OWN Screens New Drama Series Queen Sugar With Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Submitted by on July 5, 2016 – 11:06 pmNo Comment

Over the weekend, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network along with Warner Horizon TV and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay hosted an intimate screening of the much-anticipated original drama series Queen Sugar for a select crowd of VIPs during the 2016 Essence Festival. Cast members Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar Dorsey, Tina Lifford, Dondre Whitfield and Nicholas Ashe were on hand to greet friends and family and participate in post-screening Q&A.

Attendees included Common (recording artist), Janelle Monae (actress, recording artist), Omari Hardwick (Power), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Michelle Williams (recording artist), Lisa Price (founder, Carol’s Daughter), Ariel Foxman (editor-in-chief, In Style), Linda Spradley Dunn (Odyssey Media), Michaela Angela Davis (BET), Tai Beauchamp (style expert, tv personality), Demetria Lucas (author/editor), Amber Payne (NBC BLK) and more.

Queen Sugar will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 pm on OWN. The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 pm for the remainder of its 13-episode first season.

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