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Introducing Director Joshua Coates

Changing the Playing Field in Gospel Entertainment

Special Guest of 56th Annual GRAMMY Award Weekend

 TBR — Los Angeles, CA -(Wednesday, January 29, 2014) — While many high profile industry executives flocked to the West Coast to celebrate the accomplishments of their colleagues and friends during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, standing in the cut along with a few high profile friends of his own, was newcomer Joshua Coates.

Coates, a Philadelphia native and the Director of films such as “INIQUITY” and his newest film in development “FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM“, was actually the one that was being highly sought after.   He was not only invited to numerous “Invite Only/Black Tie” parties, but he was also given premiere seats to the Grammy Award Show.

However, while Coates was receiving the Red Carpet treatment, his itinerary was about taking care of God’s business with a FAST TRACK focused on a new Gospel Competition show that has been in development since mid 2013.

From the time he landed in Los Angeles, “God kept opening unbelievable doors of opportunity” said Coates.” High stakes roller like television pioneer Robert Blagman who has 30 years of experience in broadcast and network air-time sales, international program syndication, distribution and revenue generating business development, made Coates a priority for the weekend. 

Robert Blagman has relationships with 140 television networks and 70 advertising agencies in more than 35 countries. His most recent success has been NBC’s Poker after dark.

Director Joshua Coates also met with Entertainment and Television series stagiest Michael Kennedy who is The President of Magnitude Capital Ventures.

Kennedy’s experience is extensive; spanning a broad continuum of sectors, Fortune 100 companies, brands, major-studios, mid-size and start-up enterprises including Microsoft, Toyota/ Lexus, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Red Bull, Mattel, 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate Entertainment, The Anime Network, HereTV!, Glu Games, Universal Studios, NBC, CBS, MGM, Warner Brothers, MCI-WorldCom, Amgen, Hy-Vee, Amoi Electronics, Recalled Products, and he is also the distant cousin of the late President, John F Kennedy.

High profile meetings with developing potential partnerships were also held with SESAC’s own VP of Writer/Publisher Relations, Linda Lorence Critelli.


Lt to rt; R Michael Kennedy, Coates, The Belle, Coates and Minister Very Howard

A portion of these meetings were for Director Joshua Coates along with Co-Creator Mario Steele, Producers Janice Hollis, Mark Lipsky, and Pastor Veryl Howard to present a new untitled series that will give a platform to all genres of Gospel and Christian Music with a MAJOR SPIN.

Director Joshua Coates also met up with other high profile key Hollywood industry players who have also decided to partner and invest in Coates and his team.

Included on that team and also set to be featured on the television show is The Belle Report’s Own Sheilah Belle, The Belle.   

Look for an Official Press Release and the announcement of a Network soon.