Maverick Entertainment acquires distribution rights for Dominican comedian Kiki Melendez’ Broads Abroad
Filmed on location in Punta Cana.
Los Angeles, California (September 21, 2022) Maverick Entertainment announced the acquisition of worldwide distribution rights to comedian Kiki Melendez’s new show, Broads Abroad. The show premieres on NBC’s Peacock, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Hoopla, Tubi, Sling, Plex, and Roku on September 20, 2022.
In Partnership with Maverick Entertainment, Latin Hollywo bcod Films introduces a new brand of stand-up and travel specials. Broads Abroad was filmed entirely on location in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, at the Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort.
Broads Abroad is a comedy and travel hybrid as the girls get into hilarious fish-out-of-water situations, tour the country’s exotic locations, and learn the history of the first colonized city in the Americas.
“We at Maverick believe in supporting female talent in a big way. The diverse backgrounds of these three comediennes reach all corners of the country and appeals to a mass audience. We are proud to work with Vicki, Crystal, and Kiki and look forward to audiences seeing this hilarious and unique stand-up special.” said Doug Schwab, founder, and president of Maverick Entertainment.
Latin Hollywood Films, established in 2000, is best known for their hit show Hot Tamales Live! on Showtime Networks. Comedian Kiki Melendez pioneered the concept of female-driven comedy on a major network.
“People called me crazy when I brought forward the idea of an all-female comedic lineup on Hot Tamales Live! Now with Broads Abroad, we come back with the same message: Women are just as funny as men! We were set to film in LA, and Vicki and I decided we needed a vacation. We added our bestie Crystal and created one-of-a-kind travel and stand-up comedy special,” said Melendez.
The show features America’s Got Talent stars Vicki Barbolak; currently the guest host of AGT Live in Las Vegas at the Luxor, Crystal Powell, who is currently hosting the Magic Mike Live Tour, and showrunner Kiki Melendez who has just completed a feature film, The Wedding Factory with actor Kuno Becker.
Kiki Melendez and Vicki Barbolak created Broads Abroad. It was directed by Melendez and Ramon Monchi Herrera. Hosted by Rene Rosado (The Conners), executive producer Sarkis Semerjyan, and producers Julia Carias-Linares, Erica Barrabi, and Armando Guereno.
Kiki Melendez is represented by Culture Creative Entertainment Vicky Barbolak is repped by Maverick Management and The Gersh Agency. PB Talent reps Crystal Powell.
About Maverick Entertainment:
Founded in 1997, Maverick Entertainment continues to be the premier distributor of niche and Urban content. Having released more than 1,000 films over the past 25 years, Maverick currently controls the world’s largest library of feature-length Black Cinema. In addition to funding and producing originals, Maverick releases 100+ movies a year and distributes physically and digitally worldwide to a growing list of platform partners. Connect with Maverick on YouTube and social media, @MaverickMovies.
About Latin Hollywood Films:
Latin Hollywood Films is a full-service bi-lingual production company established in 2000 with over 32 titles.
so 3 black Americans come to the DR, drink, play on OUR beach and then what…….I know black and white is THING in the US….and Punta Cana is not the DR…past Presidents sold this wonderful land to russia and American inventors ….but what do I know