CULVER CITY, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time Emmy® Award-winning producer Corin Nelson has been named executive producer of Queen Latifah's new syndicated talk show from Flavor Unit Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. The multi-topic daytime series, covering everything under the umbrella of entertainment, is expected to launch in the fall of 2013.
"Given Queen Latifah's profile, stature and accomplishments, it was vital for us to find someone who complemented such a tremendous talent to helm this show," said Holly Jacobs, executive vice president, U.S. reality and syndicated programming, Sony Pictures Television. "We knew the diversity of Corin's experience in daytime and late night, her collaborative spirit, tremendous creative chops and passion for the medium made her a perfect match.
"After Latifah and Shakim said yes to doing the show the single most important hire was that of a great, seasoned Executive Producer, which we found in Corin," said Overbrook's Miguel Melendez. "She is the perfect choice to lead our production team with her unique brand of style, creativity and drive for success."
"Queen Latifah is that rare combination of a multi-talented performer and one of the warmest, most genuine women I've ever met. This show is the perfect platform to showcase her tremendous range of talents and unique ability to connect with and entertain people," said Corin Nelson, executive producer. "I'm thrilled to be working with the powerhouses of Flavor Unit, Overbrook and Sony Pictures Television, whose combined creative vision will truly help fuel the show."
Five-time Emmy® Award winning producer, Corin Nelson recently served as executive producer on the second season of "The Nate Berkus Show." Prior to that, Nelson had an overall development deal as an executive producer with MTV Networks where she also served as a Development Executive in their Series Development Department. Before joining MTV, Nelson created, developed, launched, and served as executive producer and show runner for the first three seasons of E!'s wildly successful late night talk show, "Chelsea Lately." Nelson served as show runner of the hit daytime talk show, "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," and during her five seasons at the show, "Rosie" won five Daytime Emmy® Awards for "Best Talk Show." After "Rosie," Nelson moved to Los Angeles under an overall development and producing deal with Telepictures Productions, where she developed and produced a number series and pilots including "The Tyra Banks Show" pilot.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 754 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
About Flavor Unit Entertainment
Flavor Unit Entertainment is owned and operated by Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. Among their many accomplishments, they have served as producers on Paramount's box office hit THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, Disney's # 1 film BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, MGM's BEAUTY SHOP and Fox Searchlight's JUST WRIGHT. On the small screen they produced "Life Support" which Queen Latifah both won a Golden Globe and garnered an Emmy and they currently have a show on BET called "Lets Stay Together" and a show on VH-1 titled "Single Ladies."
About Overbrook Entertainment
Overbrook Entertainment, founded by partners James Lassiter and Will Smith, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment focused in film and television and has produced a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts and even more in home video sales. Some of Overbrook's most successful films include ALI, HITCH, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK, SECRET LIVES OF BEES, and most recently THE KARATE KID. Overbrook's next feature project is AFTER EARTH, which is set for a 2013 release.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television