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UF – Directors

Movie Director Files: Ted Demme

by admin on October 5, 2010

Life (1999) - Click Here to Watch a LIFE of Laughs

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Movie Director Files: Doug McHenry

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Jason’s Lyric (1994)Click Here to listen to Lyrics from Jason

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Director Files: Bill Duke snapped in 2009

by admin on October 5, 2010

Hoodlum (1997) - Click Here for gang wars, the Italian and Jewish Mafia

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Menace 2 Society (1993) – Click Here to be Menaced

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Love & Basketball (2000) – Click Here to Experience

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Panther (1995) – Click Here to Watch the Black Panthers

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The Inkwell (1994) - Click Here to Watch The Trailer

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Movie Director Files: Forest Whitaker

by admin on July 30, 2010

Waiting to Exhale (1995) – Click Here to Exhale

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Article Date: October 20, 2009
Article Headline: Making Precious
Article Source: ebonyjet.com

Since it made its premiere this past January at the Sundance Film Festival, few films have been as acclaimed or talked about than Precious. Based on the bestselling book, Push, by Sapphire, the film relates the tale of Precious, an overweight, unloved, pregnant, abused teen living a horrific existence and her painful and uplifting journey to self acceptance and love.

Precious is the second film to be directed by Lee Daniels, a former talent manager turned filmmaker.

After a talent search for months to find the perfect person to play Precious, Daniels discovered Gabourey Sidibe, a 24-year old college student and receptionist from Harlem with very little previous acting experience. Just last week we had a chance to talk to Daniels and Sidibe about her experience working on the film, why Daniels decided to direct such a difficult story and why he loves to make controversial films.

EBONY (to Daniels): You had a very successful career first as a talent manager then as a producer making films like Monster’s Ball and The Woodsman. Why did you decide to move into directing? There aren’t many film producers who have done that. Perhaps some creative urge that wasn’t being fulfilled?

DANIELS: I started out as a director in theater, which led me to casting, which led me to managing actors, which led me then to producing, which then led to directing. I’ve just come full circle. So people know me for my producing work, but I started out in theater. I had a life before Monster’s Ball.

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Deliver Us from Eva (2003) – Click Here to be Delieved
The Brothers (2001) – Click Here to Hang with The Boys

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Movie Director Files: Theodore Witcher

by admin on July 24, 2010

Love Jones (1997) - Click Here if you have a Love Jones for someone

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Movie Director Files: F. Gary Gray

by admin on July 24, 2010

Friday (1995) - Click Here for The Tales of Friday
Set It Off (1996) - Click Here to Set It Off

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