On April 6, 2011, I attended Broadway Night Out, A Raqiyah Mays Production, which presented The Filmmaker’s View:
An Evening of Tips & Bits From Those Who’ve Found Hollywood Success, Writer/Director/Producer, Nelson George
Nelson George has written numerous fiction & award-winning non-fiction books including Hip Hop America & his memoir City Kid. In the 80′s, he produced Spike Lee’s first film, “She’s Gotta Have It.” In the 90’s, he wrote the features Strictly Business & CB4. And in 2007, George wrote & directed Life Support. Produced by Jamie Foxx, the movie received Golden Globe, SAG, & Emmy nominations. The film’s star, Queen Latifah, received a Golden Globe & SAG award for acting. George later joined forces with Chris Rock to produce the Sundance award-winning documentary Good Hair. As executive producer of American Gangster for BET & Hip Hop Honors for VH1, he’s currently working on two films: The documentary Brooklyn Boheme, and the feature Migrations, about a group of black art thieves.
The Filmmaker’s View is a speaker series featuring successful filmmakers sharing the ups, down, ins & outs of making it in the film biz. Followed by a meet n’ greet, allowing attendees to mix & mingle, this series is for anyone who wants to write, make, or be in a movie that finds Hollywood success.
For more Info : BroadwayNightOut@gmail.com
Here are the video highlights from the evening with Nelson George on this episode of “What’s Up With Downes?”
The Cast of For Colored Girls Only
Sending positive vibes to Elev8 – Robin Downes