Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter had an interesting article pointing out the upcoming new generation of the Wayans family that's breaking out in Hollywood and below is the article that talks about the fellas: Damien Dante Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., and Craig Wayans pictured above.

The prolific Wayans clan has begun to turn out a second generation of multihyphenate comic performers. UTA has just signed Damien Dante Wayans -- nephew of filmmaker Keenen Ivory ("White Chicks") -- for representation in all areas, and Craig and Damon Jr. are set to co-star in Damien's directing debut, "Dance Flick," a Paramount comedy to be released May 22.

Damien is a co-writer (along with Craig, Keenen, Shawn and Marlon) and executive producer of the movie as well. Older-generation siblings Shawn, Marlon, Kim and Keenen all appear in the film.

Damien and Craig, along with producing partner George O. Gore II, also have formed a film and TV production company called, naturally, Second Generation Entertainment. The trio plans to create, develop and produce multiplatform content for the young-adult market.

Damien's acting career has included roles on TV's "House," "Malibu's Most Wanted" and "Little Man." He also been a supervising producer, director and writer on uncle Damon's sitcom "My Wife and Kids."

Craig's writing and producing credits include "Scary Movie 2" and "My Wife and Kids."
Very interesting stuff. Interested to see what funny stuff this new generation comes out with. I've had the pleasure of meeting Damien on several occasions and he's a real cool and down to earth guy. Wishing these guys nothing but success.