NEW YORK, NY- APRIL 18, 2023 — AMC Networks’ WE tv today announced the commission of Bev is Boss, a new scripted drama based on the life of prolific career-making manager, Deb Antney. The series continues WE tv’s strong return to scripted content.
Well known entertainment manager and founder/CEO of Mizay Entertainment, Deb Antney, rose to fame for breaking the careers of several high-profile artists, such as Gucci Mane, French Montana and Nicki Minaj. She is the mother of acclaimed rapper Waka Flocka Flame and is infamous for her ‘no holds barred’ approach to the business.
Bev is Boss brings you into the world of ‘Bev Anthony’… a strong, self-made woman who literally fought her way through the streets of Queens to beat all the odds and become a Boss in the male dominated music industry, demanding equality for herself and her artists. Her story is triumphant: she’s been a drug dealer, a numbers runner, a mentor, a mother, an entrepreneur and music mogul. She has a personality that loves hard and fights harder, which is how she has gained the respect of her clients, the industry and her peers. A self-made woman, Bev is – by every definition – an overcomer and a success.
Antney serves as executive producer and, during series development, candidly shared her life experiences, an audacious yet bracingly rare occurrence in the business of entertainment. Her story will unfold over a dramatic 8-episode season this summer on WE tv.
Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner Executive Produce for Foxxhole Productions alongside Executive Producers Antney and Nikaya D. Brown Jones, who also serves as Showrunner. Trey Haley serves as Co-EP and Director and Carl Weber as Co-EP and Writer. Nikki Love and Ashley McFarlin Executive Produce for WE tv.
“Being vulnerable and letting others in isn’t exactly a comfortable place for me,” said Debra Antney. “However, it’s where I needed to go creatively to tell this uniquely personal story. Working with Jamie and his team to bring my story to life has been deeply rewarding on a professional level. Bev is Boss pulls back the curtain on my personal journey and invites the world to experience each step along the way.”
“WE tv audiences love Deb Antney from her appearances on our cherished unscripted series, Growing Up Hip Hop and Waka and Tammy. We’re excited to share an authentic and raw version of Deb’s captivating life and career – from her traumatic childhood to her unchartered rise to success in a heavily male-dominated hip hop industry. Deb is an incredible partner, as are the teams at Foxxhole and Tri Destined, and we couldn’t have cherry picked a stronger team to bring this story to life,” shared Nikki Love, SVP, Development & Production, ALLBLK & WE tv.
“Jamie and I are excited to partner with WE tv, Deb and Tri Destined on this fresh and exciting new series. Our mission statement at Foxxhole is to continue to champion fresh voices and to deliver on powerful storytelling,” said Datari Turner, Foxx’s producing partner and President of Production at Foxxhole.
“Tri Destined Studios is so honored to join forces with Foxxhole and WE tv to bring Bev Is Boss — inspired by the life of Deb Antney — to the world. Ms. Antney is such an inspiration for us all. She is the epitome of the mantra ‘It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish!’ ‘It’s go time!!!’,” said EP and Showrunner Nikaya D. Brown Jones, Tri Destined Studios.
Bev is Boss is produced by WE tv, Foxxhole Productions and Tri Destined Studios and will air exclusively on WE tv later this year.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
About Foxxhole Productions
Foxxhole Productions is a full-service film and television production company founded by Jamie Foxx. Most recent and upcoming projects include Day Shift (Netflix), Alert: Missing Persons Unit (FOX), The Burial (Amazon), Beat Shazam (FOX), Number One on the Call Sheet (Apple), They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix), Story Ave, Hip-Hop Family Christmas 1 and 2 (Paramount/ Viacom), Back in Action (Netflix), Million Dollar Wheels (TNT).
About Tri Destined Studios
Tri Destined Studios was founded in 1998 to provide world-class film, television and multimedia productions that empower, entertain, and inspire Urban America and a global audience. Tri Destined Studios is committed to providing employment and empowerment opportunities to people of color, minorities and women, who are often underrepresented in the entertainment industry.
For more than 20 years, Tri Destined Studios’ executives and producers have created content that reflect, impact, inspire and give voices to the Urban American Community and Culture. From the triumphant stories of liberation in the hood to the wealth and innovations created at HBCUs, we tell our dynamic stories cinematically with authenticity, high quality production and unparalleled excellence.
Tri Destined Studios’ recent projects include ‘Carl Weber’s The Family Business’, ’Always A Bridesmaid’, ‘Throwback Holiday’ & ‘The Black Hamptons’ which was recently nominated at the 54th NAACP Image Awards.