About time we start seeing positive African-American images on television…
BROS BEFORE HOS is a television pilot presentation about what it’s like to fall in love in this crazy world we live in now. The series is a semi-autobiographical comedy about three brothers, two straight, one gay, each dealing with modern-day issues in Los Angeles while trying to find love, but screwing shit up along the way.
WHY WAS THE TITLE “BROS BEFORE HOS” CHOSEN?
Because we liked it and thought it was funny. At its heart, this is a family show about three brothers who will never let anyone – guy or girl – come in between their bond. No, we’re not calling women “hos,” but we thought this would be a catchy title to grab people’s attention. Now, if a network wants to make our little show, and feels we should change the title, then we’d be down to having that conversation.
WHAT’S A PILOT PRESENTATION?
Well, a pilot presentation is a “sizzle reel” of sorts that’s intended to show the world and the powers that be what this show would look like if it were on an actual television network. It’s like a “mini TV episode.”
WHY NOT TURN THIS INTO A WEB SERIES?
Because we want to reach the widest audience possible in order to show the wit and complexities of people of color and people within the LGBT community. Remember when you could turn on your TV and see characters and situations that reminded you of your experiences? So do we. Which is why we want this to be on mainstream television. No shade to web series, though.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET THIS SHOW ON A NETWORK?
MAKE NOISE. Share the pilot presentation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and send the link to your favorite bloggers. Studios and networks start to pay attention when the audience demands better entertainment. With our pilot presentation, awesome script and your help, we believe we can get this show on the air!
The show was created by and written by Benjamin Cory Jones, and is executive produced and directed by TV/Film Director, Anthony Hemingway. Hemingway is one of the smartest and most talented directors on-the-come-up. He has directed episodes of The Wire, CSI: NY, The Closer, Treme, and he directed the film, Red Tails.
Find out more about the show, HERE!
Watch the pilot presentation of “Bros Before Hos”: