TV One hosted an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated original biopic THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta on Tuesday night. THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70's R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood. “The Bobby DeBarge Story” premieres Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8pm EST / 7C on TV One.
Cast members in attendance included the film’s lead star Roshon Fegan (Bobby DeBarge), Tyra Ferrell (Etterlene DeBarge), Adrian Marcel (James DeBarge), Big Boi (Berry Gordy) and Lloyd (Gregory Williams of Switch). The film’s director Russ Parr, Executive Producer Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films also participated in the film screening.
VIP's in attendance included Pat ‘Sleepy’ Brown, Lisa Wu, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, Vina Mills, B5, Juicy, Tray Chaney, Final Draft, Brely Evans and more. Following the screening, REACH Media nationally syndicated radio host Willie Moore, Jr. conducted a Q&A with the cast and creative team.
THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY is produced for TV One by Swirl Films. Leading the production are Executive Producers, Eric Tomosunas and Teri DeBarge. The film is written by Norman Vance, Jr., directed by Russ Parr with casting provided by Leah Daniels Butler (Leah Daniels Butler Casting) and George Pierre (Pierre Casting). For TV One, Karen Peterkin and Jason Ryan are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President Original Programming and Production. “The Bobby DeBarge Story” premieres Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8pm EST / 7C on TV One.