Ebony/Jet, Codeblack team for DVD release

Ebony/Jet Entertainment Group has teamed with Codeblack Entertainment for the DVD release of a docu on President-elect Barack Obama.

“Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey,” narrated by thesp Blair Underwood, will be released on Jan. 20 to coincide with Obama’s inauguration.

It’s the first DVD release from Los Angeles-based Codeblack, headed by producer Jeff Clanagan.

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Ebony/Jet parent Johnson Publishing, said the partnership was designed to tap into “ongoing growth opportunities within the African-American community and beyond.”

Following the Obama disc will be another docu, “Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy.” It will feature interviews with Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and Keenen Ivory Wayans, among others.

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