Reginald Hudlin - Sun, Mar 21 -
Writer, Producer, Director, Executive
Oscar and Emmy nominated producer and director Reginald Hudlin is one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation.
Hudlin’s latest directorial effort is SAFETY, a sports drama that just debuted on Disney Plus and is a critically acclaimed hit.
Hudlin recently directed THE BLACK GODFATHER, an award-winning documentary streaming on Netflix.
He also recently directed the legal thriller MARSHALL, starring Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, with Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown.
Hudlin is the first African American to executive produce the Emmys. Hudlin also produced The Oscars, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Additionally, he has been the executive producer of the NAACP Image Awards for the past seven years.
In 2012, he was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award as one of the producers of Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film DJANGO UNCHAINED, which is one of the top-grossing Westerns of all time.
Hudlin wrote and directed his first film HOUSE PARTY which was one of the most profitable films of its decade and spawned a franchise.
His second film BOOMERANG was a hit for Eddie Murphy and helped launch the careers of Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and Halle Berry.
Hudlin wrote and produced the first African American feature film BEBE’S KIDS. In television he was an executive producer of THE BOONDOCKS and wrote and produced THE BLACK PANTHER animated series based on the Marvel comic book series he wrote for 4 years. He is a co-owner of Milestone Media, who in partnership with Warner Media is developing multi-ethnic superhero properties for print, movies and television. Reginald received the Icon Award at the San Diego Comic con for his contributions to the medium.
Hudlin is one of the few filmmakers to also run a major media company. He was the first president of entertainment for Black Entertainment Television, the biggest black media company in the world. He created B.E.T.’s first full slate of original shows and an award winning news division.
Hudlin has produced award winning special BEAR WITNESS, TAKE ACTION for YouTube. Using roundtables of experts, short films by young filmmakers, music and more, the show explores the causes of recent civil unrests and proposes solutions to heal our nation. The show was so successful Hudlin recently completed a sequel.
Hudlin is a longtime board member of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is also a member of Wasatch, a community of leaders in entertainment, technology and politics who focus on solving global problems. He has been a governor of the Motion Picture Academy, a member of the Television Academy, has been a Vice President of the Producers Guild, and a member of the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild.
Hudlin has been honored by the NAACP, The American Civil Liberties Union, The United Negro College Fund, The Sundance Film Festival, The American Film Institute, The San Diego Comic Con, The African American Film Critics Association, and many more venerable organizations.
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