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T.D. Jakes Hosts Dallas Screening of “Faith under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story”

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T.D. Jakes Hosts Dallas Screening of “Faith under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story” Starring Toni Braxton as the Real-life Heroine

Global faith leader and Hollywood film producer, T.D. Jakes will host a Dallas-based screening of Faith under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story starring seven-time Grammy Award® winning songstress Toni Braxton as real-life heroine Antoinette Tuff. The Lifetime made-for-TV-movie also features Chicago Med’s YaYa DaCosta, Empire’s Malik Yoba and Jurassic Park III‘s Trevor Morgan in the gripping life-and-death tale.

Jakes, Braxton, Tuff and select cast, producers to walk red carpet preceding film and Q&A following screening.

  • WHO: “Faith under Fire” executive producer and New York Times bestselling author, T.D. Jakes, seven-time Grammy Award® winning songstress, Toni Braxton and heroine Antoinette Tuff will discuss soon-to-be-released made for TV movie based on true events that captured the nation’s attention during a school standoff with a gunman.  Film premieres on Saturday, January 27 on Lifetime.
  • WHAT: Red carpet arrivals for “Faith under Fire” screening, proceeding comments and a brief Q&A from panelists followed by film screening.
  •  WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018

o   Press Check In: 5:45 p.m.

o   Talent Arrivals:  6:15 p.m.

o   Red Carpet Ends: 7 p.m.

  • WHERE: 6777 West Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas  75236

PRESS RSVP: Please RSVP for red carpet access by close of business on Tuesday, January 16 to jhora@tdjakes.org  *Upon RSVP additional instructions will be given for all press needs. This event is “by invitation only”.

BACKGROUND: “Faith under Fire” starring Toni Braxton is produced by Sony Pictures Television and based on the 2014 book “Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis” by Tuff and Alex Tresniowski.  The story details the journey of a struggling single mother who convinced a deranged gunman to surrender peaceably — saving hundreds of lives at the risk of her own after he stormed an elementary school in August 2013.

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