Hidden Empire Film Group

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Hidden Empire Film Group is an independently owned, African-American production studio, based in Northern California, that produces a wide range of content over various multimedia platforms and is distributed worldwide. The company was founded by Deon Taylor (writer, director and producer) and Roxanne Avent (producer).

Studio Production Summary


Hidden Empire Film Group has produced several films and television series including a 2016 American comedy film, Meet the Blacks, starring Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Lil Duval, Bresha Webb, George Lopez, Mike Tyson, Lavell Crawford, Paul Mooney and King Bach. In its opening weekend, Meet the Blacks grossed $4.1 million, finishing 8th at the box office; ultimately going on to make $9.1 million in theaters nationwide.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Hidden Empire Film Group is also the studio behind the making of Supremacy starring Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Danny Glover and Derek Luke.[7][8][9] Supremacy won the Best Diaspora Feature at the 2014 African Movie Academy Awards. Other major motion pictures produced by HEFG include Chain Letter,Dead Tone, The Hustle, Kicks and Free Agents


Nite Tales: The Series was created after Nite Tales: The Movie due to the success of its airing. Episodes were shot in one day on a 35 millimeter camera and budgeted around $20,000 – $50,000. The series was later aired on WGN in Chicago, Illinois on Friday nights at midnight in 2009. Nite Tales: The Movie was released on DVD in 2008 with a DVD release of the series pending in the future. Taylor partnered with Jamie Foxx to co-direct a future national television release titled Tommy's Little Girl.[10]




Year Title Cast
2016 Meet the Blacks
2015 Supremacy
2010 Chain Letter
2008 Nite Tales: The Movie
2008 The Hustle
2007 Dead Tone (originally 7eventy 5ive)


Year Title Cast
2009 Nite Tales: The Series

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2015 "In Love by Now" Jamie Foxx[12]


  1. "Weekend Box Office Results for April 1-3, 2016". Box Office Mojo. 2016-04-03. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2016&wknd=14&p=.htm. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  2. "Meet the Blacks: Film Reviews". TheHollywoodReporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/meet-blacks-film-review-879827. 
  3. McAleer, Joseph (April 1, 2016). "Meet the Blacks Reviews". CNS. http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/meet-the-blacks.cfm. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  4. Evry, Max (January 14, 2016). "Meet the Blacks Trailer: Mike Epps Parodies The Purge". Comingsoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/647531-meet-the-blacks-trailer-mike-epps-parodies-the-purge. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  5. "Meet the Blacks’ with Mike Epps, Geo. Lopez & Mike Tyson Get Theatrical Release Via Freestyle". eurweb. January 23, 2016. http://www.eurweb.com/2016/01/meet-blacks-mike-epps-geo-lopez-mike-tyson-get-theatrical-release-via-freestyle/. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  6. Obenson, Tambay (February 17, 2016). "Red Band Trailer for Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Charlie Murphy Comedy-Thriller ‘Meet the Blacks’". Indiewire. http://www.indiewire.com/2016/02/red-band-trailer-for-mike-epps-paul-mooney-charlie-murphy-comedy-thriller-meet-the-blacks-154988/. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  7. Yamato, Jen (June 25, 2014). "Well Go USA Acquires Danny Glover Hostage Thriller ‘Supremacy’". Deadline. http://deadline.com/2014/06/supremacy-danny-glover-joe-anderson-well-go-usa-796388/. Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  8. Lowe, Justin (June 20, 2014). "'Supremacy': LAFF Review". TheHollywoodRepoerter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/laff-review-supremacy-713685. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  9. Dunaway, Michael (June 13, 2014). "Catching Up With Deon Taylor, Director Of Supremacy". Paste. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/06/catching-up-with-deon-taylor-on-supremacy.html. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  10. "NBC Picks Up Jamie Foxx's 'Girl' That Could Star Selma Blair And Scot Armstrong's 'Life'". Deadline. October 25, 2010. https://deadline.com/2010/10/nbc-picks-up-jamie-foxxs-girl-that-could-star-selma-blair-and-scot-armstrongs-life-78167/. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "IMDB Awards Listings" by IMDB. September 26, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. "Jamie Foxx - "In Love by Now"". music video credits. jamie-foxx.us. http://www.jamie-foxx.us/music/music-videos/. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 

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