Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is combining a passion for gourmet cooking and event hosting with her new website www.InTheCompanyOfFriends.TV to serve as the home for her new digital series of the same name. The website is up-and-running now and the webisodes will start airing on www.CocoaFab.com November 25.
"In The Company of Friends" is an intimate gathering of celebrities, tastemakers and trendsetters hosted at Calloway's home. With the assistance of producing partner Camille Irons-Coakley (Holla II), Calloway filmed the event and packaged it as a web series. The guest list for this exclusive soiree included Lorretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy), Vivica A. Fox (Mr.Box Office), Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game), Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("The Newsroom"), Vanessa Williams (Raising Izzie), Dondre Whitfield (Mistresses), Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Nichole Galacia (Django Unchained), Edwina Findley (Treme), casting director Robi Reed, play-write Donald B. Welch, attorney to the stars Shawn Chapman Holley and Dr. Antony Calloway.
Based on the simple theme of "good friends, good food, and great times," the website is a virtual meeting place that showcases In The Company of Friends the digital series. The site features outtakes and behind the scenes videos. The website also offers links to Calloway's BlogTalk radio show, That's So Very Vanessa, and to her social media pages making it a one-stop destination for fans and followers of the Shameless star.