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The Pulse of Entertainment: TUBI Acquires Director Mark Hunter's 3rd Degree

by Dr. Eunice Moseley


(September 19, 2023) - "3rd Degree is fictional," said film/stage play director Mark Hunter about his film which was recently acquired by TUBI. "Actually, it was a play for 15 years."

A veteran playwright and director, Hunter is bringing his stage plays to the big screen(s). He said 3rd Degree was originally meant to be a movie, but he didn't have the money or investors, so he went the stage play route.

"I went to film school back then," he added.

Hunter continued to write and direct stage plays. Currently, his stage plays and movies are extensive, and the list includes Woman Misled starring Tony Terry (stage play), I am Who God Says I am (stage play), Evicted Love (stage play), Manifesting a Real King (film), Eyes of Deception starring Christian Keys (stage play), I Can't Make You Love Me (stage play), and Man Up (stage play) directed by Shelly Garrett.

"Shelly Garrett was my mentor," Mark said as we talked about his career milestones. "The make me believe its possible to move into films."

Hunter went on explaining to me about his transition into films, "I amassed a fan base (as a playwright) and a lot of support. (For the films) I take a different approach. (For 3rd Degree) I changed the storyline. It's something everybody can relate to. Everybody has a crazy auntie, everybody wants revenge."

The 3rd Degree film is part drama, part thriller and part comedy. It stars Willie Taylor (Day 26/A Fool & His Money, Note to Self) who plays Deon Mays Jr. who witnesses the betrayal against his father by his father's business partner. The film follows Deon as he seeks to even-the-score. TUBI is a streaming platform of Fox Corporation and has 64 million monthly users.

"I write where I am instead of where I want to go....I pray over everything," Mark concluded.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 24th year. Next events are coming to Baltimore via Zoom Saturday April 15, 2023, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, and Los Angeles via Zoom Saturday, November 11 2023. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Professional Industry Panel Q&A Session, a Professional Talent Showcase and National Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $17,500 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto, a 501 c3, for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email

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