NEW YORK (Sept. 15, 2016) – Award-winning actress and author Mary-Louise Parker will be featured on an episode of “The Best Place To Be,” a new series produced by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere at Flavor Unit for Travel Channel. Parker recently wrapped production in Nairobi, Kenya. The series invites viewers to discover the world through the eyes of Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they take fans on an all-access trip to their favorite cities around the world.
“I have a very special connection to Africa,” said Parker. “For me, there's nowhere like it. The people, the land, and, of course, the wildlife. I've been here many times but Kenya's the place I can't get enough of. We're going to hit all my favorite stops – a little time in the city, special side trips no one else knows about, and of course we'll get out on safari.”
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ABOUT FLAVOR UNIT ENTERTAINMENT
Flavor Unit Entertainment is a production company owned and operated by Queen Latifah and her partner, Shakim Compere and is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important production companies in the film industry. They began by executive producing Disney’s box office # 1 hit Bringing Down the House and then continued with Beauty Shop for MGM and The Perfect Holiday for Paramount. They have also produced The Cookout with Lionsgate, as well as the film Just Wright with Fox Searchlight. On the small screen, they executive produced HBO’s critically acclaimed film Life Support which garnered a number of awards including an Emmy nomination and Golden Globe win for Queen Latifah. Flavor Unit also co¬-produced HBO’s original movie Bessie, which premiered in May 2016. Most recently, they produced The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, The Best Place to Be; Curvy Style with Timothy Snell, and The Perfect Match. Flavor Unit also recently produced VH1’s one-hour special event “Dear Mama” which premiered on Mother’s Day, shining the spotlight on mothers. VH1 recently renewed “Dear Mama” as an annual special.