ATLANTA, Ga. – Laughing to the Bank (abbreviated as L2B) is the story of an almost famous actor striving to get to the next level of stardom. After being rejected by Hollywood, he sets out to raise the funds to create his own project.
Laughing to the Bank is written and directed by Brian Hooks, who also starred in High School High (1996), Beloved (1998), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), 3 Strikes (2000), Fool’s Gold (2008), and the sitcom Eve (2003) . He delivers a witty and satirical look at an otherwise realistic issue that African American actors and actresses face due to lack of opportunities and roles that represent African Americans in a positive light. This film provides an uplifting and refreshing viewpoint of blacks in Hollywood making opportunities for themselves instead of waiting for them.
Laughing to the Bank will make headlines as the only major black-owned film to hit theatres this year. This film showcases the African American thespian’s struggle to be recognized as a major key player in Hollywood that go beyond the stereotypical roles. It is sending a message to audiences of every background, that African Americans can provide for themselves and stand on their own despite adversity from the media.
Laughing to the Bank also debunks the “crabs in a barrel” mentality and brings the subject of empowerment and unity within the black community. In this film, African Americans are in leading roles that bring forth a message that blacks can and will take rejection and turn it into something positive and productive.
The film’s title is based on an expression that means to be very happy about money that has been earned despite criticism from others. It also means being able to laugh in the face of hardship while profiting from it.
Laughing to the Bank is full of memorable punch lines, hilarious characters, and twisted plots- the comedy is full force. As the saying goes, laughter can improve any aspect of a person’s life. This film is sure to deliver the best possible laughs.
Bronner Brothers International Hair Show in Atlanta, GA will host the official red carpet premiere Laughing To The Bank on August 18, 2013. Bernard Bronner’s Make It Rain Films has announced the theatrical release of Laughing to the Bank on August 23, 2013.