BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER ORIGINAL REALITY DIGITAL SERIES “WIG OUT” STARRING CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST CLIFF VMIR
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 ACROSS ALL BET DIGITAL PLATFORMS
TAMMY RIVERA, MARLO HAMPTON, LIL' MO, SHEKINAH AND MORE TO MAKE CAMEO APPEARANCES DURING THE EIGHT EPISODE SERIES
New York – January 3, 2019 – BET Networks announces premiere of its original digital series “WIG OUT” starring celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir. The eight-episode series follows Cliff and his crew in Atlanta, the “Hair Capital,” as he’s hungrier than ever to continue to take his “Hair Empire” to the next level. From re-launching his famous “hair tours,” to opening a brick and mortar home base for Cliff in Atlanta to expanding his brand, Cliff has gained a new perspective and is feeling the pressure to make some needed changes in his life. All the while, Cliff is secretly planning his entrance into the rap game and all is at stake. As Cliff struggles with personal issues along the way, he also realizes he’s made some amazing connections that will help him rise to the top of hair and rap royalty, but how easy will it be for him to break in? Tune in to the premiere episode of “WIG OUT” Sunday, January 13 across all BET Digital platforms.
Tammy Rivera, Marlo Hampton, Lil Mo, Shekinah and more to make cameo appearance during the series. Watch and post the “WIG OUT” first-look trailer here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsLqjZigcdX/?&
“WIG OUT” is Executive Produced by Kristin Shae Pisarcik for Minted Media, and Matthew C. Mills and Chris Vivion for Spacestation. Marni Rothman Ellis Directed, also for Spacestation. Producers include Cliff "Vmir" Watson, Eboyné Jackson, and Monique Jackson.
Cliff Vmir stars in BET’s New Digital Series “Wig Out”
Photo Credit: Nathan Pearcy @npearcypics
About Cliff Vmir
From practicing on Barbie dolls to owning a highly lucrative business, 21-year-old prodigy celebrity hairstylist, Cliff Vmir, is already well on his way to the hair hall of fame. After launching his hair empire at the age of 16, this young hair mogul went on to achieve great success in the world of beauty, and now, the youngest in charge, is coming for the number one spot in hip hop.
Vmir, of Atlanta, whose clients include: Cardi B., Joseline Hernandez, Trina, Spice Official, Lil’ Mo, Marlo Hampton, and more, remembers having a love of hair styling from the age of two. When he was 14, after coming home from school, he practiced his hair techniques on his little sister and others in his family. The budding entrepreneur entered cosmetology school and learned the basics of relaxers and colors with his mother’s blessing.
And the rest is history. At age 19, he made his first million, and once, he made $23,000 from a two-day hair sale. And now? Vmir owns a best-selling product line that smooths edges, and a luxury virgin hair line, Hym Hair. And his brand has grown to include eight products, including various textures of Brazilian hair, frontals and closures. Music is next on his list, and reality TV.
For more information on “WIG OUT” go to BET.com and follow the series on BET’s social platforms @BET using the hashtag #WigOut.
For images of the series go to www.BETPressroom.com
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, France and South Korea. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER (formerly CENTRIC), a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.
Spacestation is an Emmy and Webby Award-winning production company based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Director/Producer Matthew C. Mills in 2007, Spacestation produces for all platforms and genres, with dozens of network, agency and brand partners. Project highlights include "MTV Unplugged" featuring Adele, Katy Perry, and Vampire Weekend; "1440: New York Liberty," a documentary series for The Players' Tribune about the WNBA team; "Our Body Electric," an independent live-streamed daily fitness offering; and "Wedding Season," an IFC Comedy Crib series. Upcoming projects include "Well Groomed," a documentary feature about competitive dog grooming, and "Wig Out," a follow doc series about Cliff Vmir for BET. For more information visit www.ilovespacestation.com.
About Minted Media
Minted Media is a full-service media company specializing in development, casting and the production of unscripted television content, digital series, documentaries, and branded content. Minted Media was founded in 2013 by development executive, Kristin Shae Pisarcik, a twice-Emmy nominated and award-winning producer with over 15 years of network television and news experience. Minted Media is known for passionate storytelling, and gaining access to unique people and exclusive worlds. Minted Media also both consults for and partners with networks and major production companies on various unscripted projects. Current Project highlights include, “Wig Out," a digital follow docu-series following hair influencer Cliff Vmir for BET. For more information visit www.mintedmedia.tv
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