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A Salute to Black Hollywood

  • Samuel D. Pollard, Director
  • Stephanie Allain Bray, Producer
  • Preston Holmes, Producer
  • Walter M. Reynolds, Producer
  • Jr., Producer

About the Project

A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will assemble African American Academy Award nominees and winners for a generational group portrait. Actors and sound mixers, costumers and composers, writers, directors and producers will come together for a photo shoot where an intimate crew, led by Samuel D. Pollard, will shoot arrivals and conversations as well as substantial interviews regarding their careers, the award and working in film. The goal is to capture the breadth and diversity of talent in Hollywood from the artists' themselves, and to preserve black culture across the disciplines of filmmaking. A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will be both entertaining and educational. The documentary will focus on both stars and crafts people like Willie D. Burton, multiple nominee for Best Sound; Ruth Carter and Sharen Davis, nominated for Best Costume Design; and Best Director nominees, John Singleton and Lee Daniels among others.