The Seat Filler (2004)

In The Seat Filler, Derrick (Martin) is a struggling law student who takes a job as an award show seat filler to make ends meet. One day, he is seated next to the beautiful pop superstar Jhnelle (Rowland), who mistakes him for a well-known industry executive. With an instant chemistry, the unlikely pair begin to date. But Derrick must scale creative heights to keep up the charade. When the couple begins to fall for each other, Derrick must chose between his conscience and the love of his life.

General Info

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Complete: 2004

Release Date: July 20, 2005

Duration: 90 Minutes

Director: Nick Castle

Writer: Mark Brown, Duane Martin, and Tisha Campbell-Martin

Cast:  Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland and DeRay Davis

Executive Producers: Christine Crokos, Michael LaFetra, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith

Producers: Nia Hill, Sharida Johka, Duane Martin, D’Angela Steed

Line Producer: Frank R. Gardner

Production Companies:Seat Filler Productions, Shake Martin Films, Strange Fruit Films

Distribution Companies: The Momentum Experience, DEJ Productions, Magnolia Home Entertainment

Other Companies: Chapman/ Leonard Studio Equipment, Hollywood Caters, IndieClear, Prime Casting, IO Films





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