Actor and film director Robert Townsend is launching V Studio, a multimedia virtual studio for media with the purpose of informing people about health, safety, and human welfare. Townsend’s studio, headquartered in Los Angeles, will air on the Public Internet Channel, a Current TV type video site from the One Economy Corporation. For those not aware, this isn’t Townsend’s first multimedia project. From 1999-2007, he was the director of programming at the now-defunct Black Family Channel (which held the distinction of being the only Black-owned and operated cable television network).
According to Townsend, “[The V Studio] will be creating content like none other, content that truly helps people.” The first show from the V Studio is “Diary of a Single Mom”, which stars Monica Calhoun, Valery Ortiz, and Janice Lynde as a trio of single mothers with problems of self-identity and family. Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams are also involved in the project. Townsend’s “Diary of a Single Mom” premieres on January 27. You can also find out more information about the show on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. We’ll stay tuned to see if Townsend’s new venture is a success.Category: Celeb 2.0, Digital Media, Startups, web 2.0 | Tags: pictv, robert townsend, single mom, v studio