Apple Acquires ‘Number One on the Call Sheet’ Docs About Pioneering Black Actors
12:14 PM PDT 4/21/2021 by Etan Vlessing
The companion films are produced by Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry and others.
Apple Original Films has picked up Number One on the Call Sheet, two documentary features about pioneering Black actors and actresses, with backing from Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Angela Bassett and Halle Berry.
Apple will debut the companion films globally on Apple TV+. Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood, directed by Shola Lynch, celebrates Black achievement in the film industry and what it takes for Black women actors to find success in the film business.
The film is executive produced by Bassett and Berry. The second doc, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood, will be directed by Reginald Hudlin and similarly chronicles the experiences of Black male actors who paved the way for today’s Black American stars in Hollywood.
Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan will produce the second film. Reginald Hudlin and Bryan Smiley will executive produce both documentaries.
Apple’s recent and upcoming releases include the Billie Eilish doc from R.J. Cutler and the Russo brothers’ Cherry.