Watch the trailer for Stronger, written by John Pollono and starring Jake Gyllenhall. Stronger comes out this September. Congrats John!
At the American Black Film Festival, Snowfall creator John Singleton and showrunner Dave Andron spoke at a panel about the relevance of the ’80s LA crack epidemic that the show takes place during. Singleton said: “As bad as the crack cocaine epidemic was…If forced us to be creative, and our survival instinct kicked in. We ended up changing the world through this.”
What a day with the Verbum Dei Entertainment Club, visiting Disney. Thank you to Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler for speaking with these young men… and much love to Tendo Nagenda at Disney, Juan Alfonso at ABC, Erin Betz at ABC and Laurie Zaks at Mandeville TV for taking the time to teach them as well. Nick Osborne and I can’t thank you enough. Unforgettable day for everyone involved!
John Singleton was featured in this week’s Sunday edition of the LA Times. In the profile, Singleton professes to being glad that he isn’t part of the Youtube generation, asking: “How do you break through the clutter, man?” Singleton discusses his upcoming TV show, titled Snowfall. The drama, which premieres July 5th on FX, explores the crack epidemic that hit Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Congratulations to John–Snowfall is sure to be a huge success!