Chris Stokes
Chris Stokes


Chris Stokes (director)
Chris Stokes is an American record producer, manager, and film director. He is the son of actress Irene Stokes and older brother of singer Juanita Stokes

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Find sources: "Chris Stokes" director – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Chris StokesChris Stokes in 2014Born1968 (age 50–51)
Los Angeles, California, United StatesOther namesChristopher B. StokesOccupationFilm director, Record producer, Screenwriter, Film producerYears active1995–presentRelativesJuanita Stokes (sister)Musical careerAssociated actsDestiny's Child, Immature/IMx, B2K, Marques Houston, Young Rome, Omarion, Smooth, Mila J, O'RyanWebsitewww.chrisstokesent.com

Chris Stokes is an American record producer, manager, and film director. He is the son of actress Irene Stokes and older brother of singer Juanita Stokes, and is notable for discovering many popular singers, actors, and performers.[citation needed]

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Stokes first became connected with Film and Television through the talent he managed. In 1992, Marques Houston made his acting debut in the animated comedy film Bébé's Kids, and received his big break as a regular on Sister, Sister in 1995. All three members of Immature appeared in the film House Party 3 (1994).

His first film credit came in 2001 as the writer and director of House Party 4, which starred Immature, which by then had transitioned to their new name IMx. He is perhaps most well known as the writer and director of the 2004 dance movie You Got Served,[2] starring members of his TUG record label. The cast included Lil' Kim[2] and Marques Houston.[2] The film opened at #1 at the box office during Super Bowl weekend with $16 million grossed in its first week.

He also wrote and directed Somebody Help Me and Somebody Help Me 2, two horror films. The first, Somebody Help Me, was released to DVD on November 13, 2007 and made a television premiere on BET on Halloween 2007.[3] Both were distributed by Vivendi. The company's second feature, No Vacancy (film), another horror, was completed in 2011 and the first of Stokes' films not star talent from his music career. It was distributed by Grindstone / Lionsgate Home Entertainment.[4]

Also in 2011, Stokes returned to the dance battle genre with the dance-drama Battlefield America, starring Marques Houston, Gary Anthony Sturgis, and Lynn Whitfield. The film follows a young businessman whose community service obligations require him to turn a group of misfit kids into a dance team.

Filmography Year Film Role Notes 2001 House Party 4 Writer, Director Cameo appearance as "Ray Ray" 2004 You Got Served Writer, Director 2007 Somebody Help Me Writer, Director, Producer 2010 Somebody Help Me 2 Writer, Director, Producer 2012 Battlefield America Writer, Director, Producer The Helpers Writer, Director, Producer Boogie Town Writer, Director, Producer 2016 Only for One Night Director Boy Bye Director 2017 'Til Death Do Us Part Writer, Director Filming 2018 Always & 4Ever Writer, Director Filming 2018 We Belong Together Writer, Director BET Television Movie 2018 Running Out Of Time Writer, Director TBA Christopher Brian Collection

In 2007, Stokes launched a clothing and fashion line,[5] the Christopher Brian Collection, which debuted at Magic (trade show) in Las Vegas February 2007.[6] The line featured Kim Kardashian as the principle spokes model and was available at Dash, her Calabassas boutique.[6] Promotional images for the brand featured topless pictures of Kim Kardashian wearing just the Christopher Brian pants.[7]

References
  1. ^ Official Chris Stokes. Officialchrisstokes.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Kehr, Dave (January 30, 2004). "You Got Served (2004) FILM REVIEW; A Hip-Hop Dance Team Duels Some Menacing White Boys". The New York Times..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  3. ^ Who Is Chris Stokes. ChrisStokesLife.com. Chrisstokeslife.com Retrieved July 3rd, 2014.
  4. ^ No Vacancy, 2012 on IMDb. Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Christopher Stokes Reveals Plans Behind Clothing Line Debut. Fashion Victim, Dennicas's Place. Dennicasplace.com[permanent dead link] Retrieved July 3rd, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Take Cover: Kim Kardashian. J'Adore Magazine, November 2007. Jadoremag.com Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 3rd, 2014.
  7. ^ TMZ: Chris Stokes. TMZ. Retrieved July 3rd, 2014.
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