Thursday, April 5, 2012

Akil Productions

In 2000, writing and producing powerhouses Salim and Mara Akil founded Akil Productions (formerly Happy Camper) a production company focusing on developing new and exciting projects for both cable and broadcast networks. They are forces behind such hits as one of the longest running sitcomes, the CW's Girlfriends, which enjoyed 8 successful seasons. Their spin-off, The Game for the CW was an equal audience pleaser for 3 seasons (06-09) and will be soon airing the highly anticipated 4th season on BET. Fusing their creative talents in writing, producing and directing, Salim and Akil are currently developing shows for NBC and other major networks. Mara recently worked as a key producing consultant on NBC's runaway hit Cougar Town. The Akil's are gearing up for the release of Salim's directed film starring Julie Bowen,  Paula Patton & Laz Alonso entitled Jumping the Broom (Sony Pics) for spring of '11.

Salim and Mara have received several accolades not only for their exceptional work in film and television, but also for their community outreach and involvement in social issues close to their hearts. This married duo has redefined what it is for a couple to work together in a collaborative fashion - merging their respective skill sets and developing winning productions.

Products: Sparkle (Sony), Jumping the Broom (Sony), The Game (BET), Girlfriends (CW), Soul Food (Showtime)



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