BET Premiere Cinema Original Film “The Start Up” Premieres Saturday, September 19 at 8 PM ET/PT

Sep 09, 2015
By ViacomCBS Staff

Starring Diggy Simmons, Teyana Taylor, Bria Murphy, Allen Maldonado and Chris Brew

The wait is almost over for the highly anticipated BET Premiere Cinema original film “The Start Up” starring Diggy Simmons, Teyana Taylor, Bria Murphy and Allen Maldonado premieres Saturday, September 19 at 8 PM ET/PT. “The Start Up” is a fresh, edgy look at the life of millennials centered on a 20 year-old blogger named Blake Monroe (Simmons). The film follows Blake and his crew as they attempt to build their fledgling blog against all odds while navigating through life, love and the cutthroat business world. Follow the journey of Blake, his best friend Manny (Maldonado), Manny’s sister/Blake’s ex-girlfriend Tae (Taylor), Manny’s girlfriend Nia (Murphy) and tech wiz student Dot (Chris Brew) as they work their way to the top.

“The Start Up” is Executive Produced by Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil and Kenya Barris.

For information on “The Start Up” log on to BET.com/TheStartUp. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #TheStartUpBET.

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