Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

from Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Tavis Smiley continues to make a push into scripted content (film and TV), teaming up with J.J. Abrams (a second time) to produce an event series on the final months of Michael Jackson’s life. It will be an adaptation of...
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Director: Raoul Peck Writer(s): Raoul Peck, James Baldwin Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Robert F. Kennedy, Harry Belafonte, Paul Weiss, Dick Cavett, H. Rap Brown, Bob Dylan, Leander Perez, Sidney...
Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (2015)

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (2015)

Director: Kathleen Dowdey Writer(s): Kathleen Dowdey Starring: John Lewis, Amory Houghton, Rachelle Horowitz, Emanuel Cleaver, Barack Obama, John Larson, Bernard Lafayette, Juanita Abernathy, Michael Collins, Lola Felton, Ethel Tyner, Sam Lewis, Andrew...
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

Director: Pratibha Parmar Writer(s): Pratibha Parmar Starring: Robert L. Allen, Tony Brown, Angela Davis, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Jewelle Gomez, Peter Guber, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Martin...
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Director: Alex Gibney Writer(s): Alex Gibney Starring: James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Bootsy Collins, Phelps ‘Catfish’ Collins, Chuck D, Mike Douglas, Pee Wee Ellis, Martha High, Hubert H. Humphrey, Mick Jagger, Martin Luther King Jr., Alan Leeds,...
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Director: Rob Kuhns Writer(s): N/A Starring: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, Mark Harris, Rob Kuhns, Bill Hinzman, Elvis Mitchell, Christopher Cruz, H. Rap Brown, Gale Anne Hurd, Michael Kimber, Clara Tirado, Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr, Sidney...
The Butler (2013)

The Butler (2013)

Director: Lee Daniels Writer(s): Danny Strong, Wil Haygood Starring: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Aml Ameen, Clarence Williams III, John P. Fertitta, Jim Gleason, Oprah...
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

Director: Bill Siegel Writer(s): N/A Starring: Muhammad Ali, Eamonn Andrews, David Susskind, George W. Bush, Louis Farrakhan, Rahman Ali, Gordon B. Davidson, Bill Faversham, W.L. Lyons Brown, Alberta Jones, Abdul Rahman, Salim Muwakkil, Malcolm X,...
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Director: Göran Olsson Writer(s): Göran Olsson Starring: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole, Talib Kweli, Mable Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr, Questlove, Harry Belafonte, Coretta Scott King, Malcolm X, Maggie...
Precious (2009)

Precious (2009)

Director: Lee Daniels Writer(s): Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel) Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore,...
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

 Director: Craig Laurence Rice Writer(s): Lou Potter Starring: Avery Brooks, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George, Coretta Scott King, Roger E. Mosley, Ron O’Neal, Gordon Parks Jr., Gordon Parks, Toni Parks-Parsons, Russell Simmons, Alfre...
4 Little Girls (1997)

4 Little Girls (1997)

 Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): N/A Starring: Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues, Queen Nunn, Arthur Hanes Jr., Howell Raines, Harold McNair, Carole C. Smitherman, Wamo Reed Robertson, Dianne Braddock, Carolyn Lee Brown, Alpha Robertson, Wyatt Tee...
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Director: Rob Reiner Writer(s): Lewis Colick Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Whoopi Goldberg, Susanna Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Lucas Black, Joseph Tello, Alexa PenaVega, William H. Macy, Ben Bennett, Darrell Evers, Yolanda King,...
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Director: Orlando Bagwell Writer(s): Orlando Bagwell, Steve Bagwell, Steve Fayer Starring: Malcolm X, Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal, Maya Angelou, John Henrik Clarke, Ossie Davis, Alex Haley, Yuri Kochiyama, Wallace D....
Integration Report 1 (1960)

Integration Report 1 (1960)

 Director: Madeline Anderson Writer(s): N/A Starring: Robert Williams, Thomas R. Jones, A.J. Whittenberg, Charles Diggs, Tom Mboya, Martin Luther King Jr, Bayard Rustin, James Farmer, Jackie Robinson, Loften Mitchell (narration), Robert Graham Brown...

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