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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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  • 51 Finalists Chosen for Student Academy Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were...
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
  • Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail

    Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail
    The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail. By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages

     Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages
    Ruby Dee packed a lot of power in a tiny package. Barely topping 5 feet, 2 inches, she nevertheless loomed large. Still, there was a softness alongside the steel, a smile gracing her face more often than a frown. There was a kindness in her eyes, a...
  • Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'

    Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'
    Journeys of one kind or another — emotional, physical, spiritual — are at the heart of Colman Domingo's 2012 play "Wild with Happy," receiving its Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. There isn't just a road trip in this work, but a car chase....
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...
  • CANNES: 6 Sales Boards 'Manos Sucias' For Foreign Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - Tribeca winner "Manos Sucias," a pioneering U.S.-Colombia production exec-produced by Spike Lee, has been acquired for worldwide sales by 6 Sales in the run-up to Cannes. WME Global is handling the picture's U.S. sale. The feature debut of U.S....
  • Teddy Bridgewater gives his mom pink Cadillac as promised

    Teddy Bridgewater gives his mom pink Cadillac as promised
      Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got an early jump on Mother’s Day by surprising his mom with keys to a new pink Cadillac this week, fulfilling a promise he made to her while growing up. The moment was caught on film for the...
  • CANNES: Pretty Pictures Takes France, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland on 'Manos Sucias' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - In a multi-territory deal which reps a large vote of confidence - and passion - for a first feature, James Velaise's Paris-based Pretty Pictures has closed not only France - its usual home territory - but also Germany, Benelux and Switzerland on...