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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Spike Lee weighs in on the Super Bowl, 'Deflategate' allegations against NFL's Patriots

    Spike Lee says that when it comes to the National Football League's "Deflategate," ''where there's smoke, there's fire." The filmmaker — a passionate New York sports fan — spoke out about allegations the New England Patriots deflated...
  • Sundance Watch: Celebs talk festival, iPhone film premieres

    The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ CELEBRITY QUOTES ON SUNDANCE From Kevin Bacon to Ethan Hawke, stars say they can't get enough of the...
  • Sundance Quick Quote: Spike Lee discovers crowd funding with the help of his students at NYU

    "I'm a professor of film in the graduate film school NYU and my students were the ones who introduced me to crowdfunding, crowd sourcing. I had never heard of Indiegogo. I'd never heard of Kickstarter until they told me this is how they were financing...
  • Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album

    Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album
    Sixteen years after TLC printed thousands of fan names in the liner notes of its Grammy-winning album “FanMail,” the group has again turned to its supporters to steer a project -- but for a price. The groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop group plans...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 11 - 17, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Bachelor An eliminated bachelorette...
  • The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading. Quiet down woodwinds: I've got more to say! Character I'd Most Like to...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • 'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps

     'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps
     When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place. To add to the surrealness,...
  • Comienza el Festival Internacional de Cine de Fort Lauderdale en noviembre

    Durante los últimos años, el Festival de Cine Internacional de Fort Lauderdale que arranca el 7 de noviembre, ha dado pantalla a artistas y películas que poco después han ganado la atención de La Academia. Entre las cintas del festival favorecidas con...
  • Scott Waugh Circles Sci-Fi 'Inversion' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Scott Waugh ("Need for Speed") is in final negotiations to direct the $120 million sci-fi action movie "Inversion." "Inversion," unveiled at Cannes by Mark Damon's Foresight Unlimited, follows a young Chinese scientist and a street-smart American expat...
  • Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

    Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago
    No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding.   There's his Spike Lee-directed special from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store, a role in "Neighbors" and an upcoming sitcom under the NBC umbrella. He was even personally...