Bobby V did something that a lot of entertainers simply just don’t do. When Hollywood says “no,” instead of sitting around waiting, he put on his executive producer hat, rounded up Ben Brown’s production crew, tapped Lyfe Jennings and Carl Payne on the shoulder, got Tangie B Moore and Ric Atari on the line to write the script and bang “Hollywood Hearts” was filmed and delivered to BET. Of course, there were a few more details, but the moral of the story is, get it done yourself and keep moving forward.
Since the movie was based on the Hollywood rock star lifestyle music artist, we weren’t surprised there were five featured songs from eclectic artist Willie Hyn and songs from Bobby V’s music collection, as well. The movie almost felt like a live music video with an extended movie storyline. The story took place in Atlanta. Newcomer Nemesis Willie Hyn and veteran artist Bobby V seemed to be in competition outside the studio and inside the bedroom, even competing for the heart of the same two chicks.
There was a tremendous turnout for the BET screening of “Hollywood Hearts.” It almost makes me think this same marketing team should have been on the payroll for The Birth of a Nation. All the Atlanta celebrities came out to support and congratulate Bobby V’s first leading role in a made for television film. Own Network’s “For Better or Wors,” actor Brad James, We tv’s reality star Stevie “Shakesphere” Baggs, actor Jamal Woolard, Organized Noise’s Sleepy Brown and Rico Wade, the cast of the film and a host of guests were all on deck at the Regal Atlantic Station screening.
We were able to catch up with a very humble, mild-mannered rock star, Bobby V and Willie Hyn on the red carpet. Check out the video and photo gallery, after the break.