Blair Underwood, ATI team for series

Documenting the history of black entertainers

Associated Television International is teaming with Blair Underwood for a documentary chronicling the history of black artists in the entertainment industry.

The film, which is set to begin production shortly, is eyed for a spring TV premiere. ATI president David McKenzie conceived the project, will direct and will exec produce alongside Underwood and Tommy Morgan Jr. through their Intrepid banner.

"Our goal is to chronicle the triumphs and hardships endured by a multitude of artists, relating stories through their own voices," McKenzie said.