The entertainment world is abuzz with the exciting debut of the original scripted series “Union,” announced by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME). This much-anticipated sitcom is set to premiere exclusively on the free global platform DCE (District of Columbia Entertainment), delivering a delightful fusion of comedy and local talent to audiences spanning the globe. Additionally, “Union” will be available for viewing on the Discovered platform, marking a significant milestone in the world of digital entertainment.
Nestled in the heart of Northeast Washington, “Union” unfolds within the charming setting of the iconic Union District Oyster Bar. Breaking the mold of traditional sitcom locations, this series innovatively embraces an actual operating bar as its backdrop. Award-winning actor and comedian Tommy Davidson, celebrated for his iconic roles in “Proud Family” and “In Living Color,” leads the ensemble cast, bringing his unique comedic brilliance and infectious energy to “Union.” Joining Davidson is a seasoned cast that includes Ernest Thomas, affectionately known for his portrayal of Roger “Raj” in the classic sitcom “What’s Happening!!” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” Additionally, the talented Shar Jackson, recognized for her role as “Niecy” in the popular sitcom “Moesha,” lends her charm and charisma to the show. Adding a sports twist to the mix, two-time pro bowler and Super Bowl champion Vernon Davis, a former standout with the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Commanders, rounds out the star-studded ensemble cast.
LaToya Foster, OCTFME Director, proudly states, “Union stands as a testament to Washington, DC solidifying its position as a prime destination for original content production.” This series isn’t just entertainment; it represents the city’s creative prowess, attracting top-tier talents from various domains.
Set against this vibrant tapestry, “Union” boasts the creative genius of Russell Webster, owner of the Union District Oyster Bar and CEO of Union District Films. Webster’s collaboration with Bruce Walker, OCTFME Associate Director of Television and Entertainment, fuels the show’s authenticity and relatability. Walker emphasizes the show’s essence, sharing, “‘Union’ is not just another sitcom, it is a celebration of human connections, shared experiences and the power of laughter.”
Behind the scenes, Bill Boulware, a distinguished producer and co-creator of acclaimed series like “227,” “The Parkers,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” takes on the role of head writer. His seasoned storytelling prowess is set to infuse depth and humor into “Union.” Accompanying him is Chuck Vinson, an award-winning director renowned for his work on iconic shows such as “The Cosby Show,” “Sister to Sister,” and “Living Single.”
The collaboration extends to the Discovered platform, where Jessica Washington, Vice President of Artist and Content Development, expresses enthusiasm: “We are very pleased to be working with the team at DCE Network, OCTFME, and the legendary actors in the cast of Union.” The partnership ensures that “Union” will be a welcome addition to Discovered’s content repertoire, catering to diverse viewers.
“Union” isn’t just a sitcom; it’s a captivating journey offering a fresh and uproarious perspective on life in Washington, DC. With its engaging characters, relatable storylines, and top-notch performances, the pilot aims to captivate audiences worldwide, shedding light on the diverse cultural tapestry of the region.
As the world eagerly tunes in to witness the birth of “Union,” it’s evident that this sitcom is poised to make waves in the entertainment realm. With a stellar cast, innovative setting, and a creative team dedicated to delivering laughter and charm, “Union” is set to carve its place in the hearts of audiences everywhere.
About Union Films
Union District Films (UDF) is a Fully Integrated Global Media and Communications Company based in Washington DC. The Company was founded in 2020 by Russell Webster and Shyam Rao. UDF develop, create and produce feature films, TV Series, commercials etc.
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