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This Marks The First Original Movie From Impact-Titled As An “Impact Original”

April 2, 2024 – Los Angeles – As the Impact Network rebrands from a faith and gospel-focused multiplatform channel to include family-friendly lifestyle entertainment designed for Black audiences the network reveals its first “Impact Original” movie, The Life of Me.  Brian White and Brandon T. Jackson and Danielle Nicolet star in the Impact Network’s first original movie/family romance, The Life Of Me, under their “Impact Originals “collection. This film is a catalyst for the many films to come as Impact looks to fill the gap of high-quality family entertainment designed for Black audiences within the content landscape. 


The film stars Brian White (ABC’s “Scandal”), Danielle Nicolet (CW’s “The Flash”) and Brandon T. Jackson (BET’s “Family Business: New Orleans,” Percy Jackson) and tells the story of a real estate mogul named Marcus Banks (White) who walks away from his fortune to find self-fulfillment, true friendship, and real love. A man with a conscience and heir to the family’s multi-billion-dollar commercial & residential development business, Marcus becomes disgruntled with the family’s greedy tactics after learning his family would put the lives of innocent people in harm’s way to make a profit. He flees his big-time lifestyle to a small town where he assumes a new under-the-radar identity as a handyman named ‘Dom.’ There he finds a new version of himself, friendships, and love. Danielle Nicolet plays ‘Kennedy’ a single mother, dance instructor and small business owner of the local small-town cafe and love interest to “Dom/Marcus.’  Kennedy and her brother try to keep their small business alive that was passed down by their late parents, despite the economic devastation experienced from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Marcus a.k.a. “Dom” faces a moral dilemma when his family’s company comes to his small-town hideout and tries to snatch land from his newfound friends. After learning of their plot from the Bank’s family ruthless “Fixer” ‘Simon,’ played by Brandon T. Jackson.

Rounding out the cast in strong supporting roles is Reece Odum (“Saints & Sinners) who plays ‘Jasmine,’ Marcus’ heartless and overly ambitious sister who wants to take the seat of the family company’s throne and will stop at nothing to achieve her goal and Mandela Van Peebles (“Reginald The Vampire”) who plays Kenedy’s brother ‘Daniel.”

The Life of Me, is written and to be directed by Ty Manns and produced by The Impact Network & Manns Mackie Studios. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Royal Jackson will also serve as the executive producers. The film shot on location in Nashville, TN. 

Zerogravity has partnered with Impact to distribute the film.

Brian White is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Buchwald, Strategic PR, and the law firm of Eric Feig Entertainment & Media Law


Danielle Nicolet is represented by Link Entertainment, Vault Entertainment, Strategic PR, and the law firm of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.


Brandon T. Jackson is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Buchwald and RMG.


About Impact Originals:
Impact Originals will be released on various platforms and original co-productions with platforms looking for authentic family friendly entertainment designed for black audiences. The Life Of Me marks the first original content to be created as part of The Impact Network’s family friendly films under the “Impact Originals” umbrella.  The Jackson’s are currently in conversations with distribution tv & streaming distribution partners-before licensing the film back to their owned & operated Impact Network.  


Keeping it in the family, this also marks the first production of the 100% black owned family network with all the key members of the family involved with dad and son producing and son starring. 


About Impact Network:

Impact Network is the premier destination for Black family entertainment dedicated to offering the highest quality lifestyle programming, including movies, scripted and non-scripted series, and specials. A 100% Black founded multi-platform media company, Impact is driven by family values and community. Established in 2010 by community leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson, the company is defined by its legacy and mission to inform, empower, educate, and serve to positively impact the Black community. Based in Detroit, MI, the Impact Network is distributed in over 70% of US homes broadcasting via cable and satellite systems across the United States on Comcast-Xfinity, Frontier, Cox, Time Warner, Spectrum, Charter, Spectrum, ATT-U-Verse, Verizon, Fios, Altice, DirecTV, DISH and expanding digitally.

For more information visit www.watchimpact.com and follow Impact at @watchimpactofficial

Last modified: April 10, 2024