Christmas Dilemma

Essence Atkins, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Christopher B. Duncan tell all about working in the entertainment industry — from the actress who influenced Essence's career to the moment Christopher discovered his life’s calling and Carl’s advice to people who want to enter the business.

BJ Britt only has one thing to say: y’all nasty. Watch as the cast of Christmas Dilemma play a game of Secret Santa where they have to guess which character bought them their Christmas gift.

We got Essence Atkins, Christopher B. Duncan, BJ Britt, Brittany Hall, and Carl Anthony Payne II to all play UNWRAPPED! The rules? Pick a present to unwrap and answer the mystery question inside, no peeking!

Ladies: we finally learned what the unspoken rule is amongst men and it’s all starting to make sense!

Christopher B. Duncan says Essence Atkins is an "actors director" as she makes her directorial debut in Christmas Dilemma. TV One talked to the cast about how she made the movie-making process easier.

The film marks the first project directed by Essence Atkins and follows a newlywed couple as they struggle to decide which set of in-laws to spend their first Christmas with.