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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Heads up! Soulmate to appear on Nightly News

In a continuation of my previous blog post, filmmaker/writer Andrea Wiley's Soulmate documentary will be featured on the Nightly News' Series on Af-Am women. If you haven't already checked out the Soulmate film, I urge you to check it out because it is highly inspirational for us single black women searching for our prince charmings out there.

Don't forget the news special comes on tonight so check it out if you can and please comment on your thoughts after viewing.

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2007
Clean Heart Productions


Clips from the Award-Winning Documentary To Air on NBC Nightly News' Five Part Series on African American Women

LOS ANGELES, CA (Clean Heart Productions) - The documentary film, SOULMATE, will be featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in their five part series, 'African American Women: Where They Stand.' Rehema Ellis will look at the relationships of African American women. Many agree the gender disparity in education and business among African-Americans is having an effect on relationships that African American women have. Some even say the implications could redefine 'Black America's family and social structure.' In the past fifty years, the percentage of African-American women between 25-54 who have never been married, has doubled from 20% to 40%, compared to just 16% of white women.

"I am encouraged that NBC Nightly News has chosen to provide a national platform for these critical issues facing African American women. In truth, these issues affect all Americans," states SOULMATE director, Andrea Wiley, a married mother of two sons.

SOULMATE recently received the award for Best Documentary at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville, making this its 7th film festival award. The film has also received both the Audience Choice and Best Feature Film Awards at the African-American Women in Cinema Film Festival in New York, the Audience Choice Award at the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival in Atlanta, GA and took home the Best Documentary Awards at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA, the San Francisco Christian Film Festival and the Urban Vestige Film Festival in New York City.

In addition to the film festival circuit, SOULMATE has been sweeping the globe with home screenings and church screenings in Nigeria, London, the Caribbean and renowned singles ministries such as Dr. Fred Prices' Crenshaw Christian Center, T.D. Jakes' Potter's House, Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale's Ray Of Hope Christian Church.

"I believe that SOULMATE has become such an impacting change agent in this culture because people can relate to the women and men in the film. Their candor and transparency invite you into their hearts and give you permission to be honest about the experiences, emotions and fears you tend not to share with others," states Wiley.

SOULMATE explores the fact that 42.3% of Black American women have never been married and examines the challenges resulting from prolonged singleness and how this phenomenon arose within Black American culture. The film also offers practical advice on such issues as loneliness, the biological clock, the desire for sexual intimacy and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This deeply personal journey offers glimpses into the trials and triumphs of the lives of accomplished, professional Black women who are finding purpose while single. Additionally, the film profiles Black women who married after age 40 and shares their journeys to the altar.

View the trailer and purchase SOULMATE at


Andrea Wiley has enjoyed successful careers in both corporate and entertainment industries. As an acclaimed television writer/producer and screenwriter, she has amassed a body of work that includes numerous high profile network comedy series', including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," starring Will Smith, "The Parent Hood," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "The Steve Harvey Show," "Malcolm and Eddie" and most recently, "The Parkers," starring Mo'nique, on which she served as the Executive Producer. Wiley, inspired by God, left sitcom writing to write, direct and produce the award-winning documentary, Soulmate, and has formed her own Los Angeles production company, Clean Heart Productions. Wiley has appeared on The Word Network, CBN's 700 Club, TLN's Aspiring Women and national radio shows such as The Michael Baisden Show. Soulmate has been featured in JET Magazine, Today's Black Woman, Gospel Today, Upscale, The Baltimore Sun Times, Rolling Out Magazine, and many more.

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