A couple of weeks ago Presidential Style had the honor of working in Wilmington NC with Edwyna Williams Brooks on set of her new pilot episode “Mafietta”. With her team, including Jahmar Hill. he is a writer, director, and producer of Last Love Lost, Tim Fontaine the owner of FontaineVision Film Group and Fareed Rashad Boom Operator/Hair Artist, they bring her book to the screen.
Mafietta began as an idea in the mind of Author E. W. Brooks. A fan of “gangster” style movies, Brooks always wondered what happened to the women left behind once their men were carted off to prison. This question led to her writing, Mafietta. After receiving rave reviews from her small fan base, Brooks self-published the second novella in the series, Mafietta 2: A House Divided.
However, E.W. Brooks’ vision for #ClarkeAndErrol, the story’s main characters, didn’t stop there. Her intent was to also see Mafietta succeed on the screen while addressing serious issues, such as domestic violence. “After having a few of my readers say they’d like to see Mafietta on TV, I knew I was on the right track with my own thinking. That was the confirmation I needed to take the next step.”
. . . and that is exactly what Brooks did as she reached out to Natalya Kelly, Jr. Story Producer for Real Housewives of Atlanta and Don’t Be Tardy for Bravo TV. “Natalya encouraged me to pursue my dream, but to keep my eyes open during the process. That is some of the best advice I’ve gotten so far. She really brought this together for me. After that I knew I needed to keep pushing, so I did, and MafiettaTV was born.”
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