Marilyn Milian to Host New Legal Show, “Justice for the People with Judge Milian”

Marilyn Milian is judging for justice…

The 61-year-old Cuban American television personality, lecturer, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge will take the bench for Allen Media Group’s new legal show Justice for the People with Judge Milian.

Marilyn MilianThe new court series starring Milian of The People’s Court is a daily one-hour strip for fall 2023, available to broadcast television stations nationwide.

Milian just completed her 22nd season of The People’s Court, making her the longest-presiding judge of this iconic courtroom series. During Milian’s 22 seasons as host and judge, The People’s Court was nominated 15 times for a Daytime Emmy, and won 4 times.

In February, it was revealed that The People’s Court is ending its run after 26 seasons.

The original series ran from 1981-93 with Judge Joseph Wapner.

The current show was revived in 1997.

Milian, who earned her law degree from Georgetown Law School, replaced Jerry Sheindlin as judge of The People’s Court in 2001.

Allen Media Group now owns, produces, and distributes nine of the eleven U.S. television court series currently in production. Three brand-new court series will debut this fall — Equal Justice with Judge Eboni K. Williams, Mathis Court with Judge Mathis, and Judge Milian.

“I am extremely proud and excited to work with Byron Allen and Allen Media Group to bring Justice for the People with Judge Milian to television while helping to enhance legal news coverage for local stations this fall,” said Milian in a statement. “Byron’s tireless commitment and vision is unwavering and unmatched. I am absolutely certain that working together, we will make the courtroom genre stronger than it’s ever been before.”

Freestyle Digital Media Acquires Rights to Isadora Ortega-Starrer “Another Love Story”

It’s another love story for Isadora Ortega.

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to the Brandon Morson-directed thriller Another Love Story, starring the Dominican, Haitian and Cuban Venezuelan actress.

Isadora Ortega, Another Love Story

The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group will release the former film across VOD platforms on July 19.

Another Love Story tells the story of Miriam Ramos (Ortega), a budding author living in the U.S., who falls deeply in love with the man of her dreams. Until it quickly turns into the tragic nightmare that not even her closest friends could see coming.

Ortega and Morson wrote the film and produced it alongside Carole Copeland.

The film’s cast also includes Kenneth Wayne and Dorcas Tejada.

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire Another Love Story with Ortega of Black Diamond Productions.

George Lopez to Take Part in Comedy Fundraiser for Feeding America

George Lopez is helping to feed America

The 59-year-old Mexican American comedian and actor will take part in the Byron Allen-driven comedy fundraiser for Feeding America.

George Lopez

The fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET, with NBCbroadcasting the show. 

In addition to Lopez, the program will include participation from Sebastian Maniscalco, JB SmooveJim GaffiganJudd Apatow, Jack BlackCedric the EntertainerWhitney CummingsJim GaffiganBrad GarrettWhoopi GoldbergKevin James, Sarah Silverman and Kenan Thompson.

Others taking part include Kevin HartChris RockAdam SandlerEddie MurphyBilly Crystal, Marlon WayansHowie MandelTiffany HaddishBrad GarrettTaraji P. HensonLouie AndersonMargaret Cho, Kenan ThompsonMarc MaronJon LovitzCaroline RheaByron AllenBilly Gardell, Tim MeadowsJamie KennedyBill Engvalland Sheryl Underwood.

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die will be producing the live-streaming comedy event.

The fundraiser will support the hunger-relief organization Feeding America

Additionally, the event will livestream on the Allen Media Group TV networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, as well as on the free streaming service app Local Now.

Pre-recorded comedy segments will be featured during the three-hour event. Committed to appearing are Hart, Sandler, Murphy, Rock, etc.

Allen, founder/chair/CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group, said the benefit will help hungry people who are straining the resources of the nation’s food banks during the pandemic shutdown. 

“Laughter is often the best medicine, and we are extremely motivated to bring attention to issues of food insecurity, and to assist in providing meals to families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said Wednesday.

“The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has created is shining a light on the fragile nature of people’s household budgets,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. “Millions more of our neighbors are turning to food banks for help and we cannot thank Byron Allen and Allen Media Group enough for their support to raise funds and awareness of our work.”