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NY Daily News – June 7 2019 – ‘House Party’ director Reginald Hudlin chronicles music industry kingmaker Clarence Avant in Netflix film ‘The Black Godfather’

By KARU F. DANIELS | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |JUN 07, 2019 | 8:00 AM Reginald Hudlin has come full circle with his latest film, the Netflix documentary “The Black Godfather,” out Friday, that traces the life and times of music business titan Clarence Avant. It wasn’t hard for the filmmaker, whose credits as a…

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BILLBOARD – June 7, 2019 – ‘Director Reginald Hudlin on ‘The Black Godfather’ Clarence Avant: ‘The Mt. Olympus to Everyone in the Music Business’

6/7/2019 by Gail Mitchell Documentary on the famed music exec premieres today on Netflix. Director, writer and producer Reginald Hudlin first heard the name Clarence Avant when he was hired for his first post-college job: directing two music videos for Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell. “I kept hearing about this man who was a legend — the…

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DECIDER – June 7, 2019 – “Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Black Godfather’ On Netflix, A Biography Of Clarence Avant, A Behind-The-Scenes Powerhouse In Black Culture”

By Joel Keller  @joelkeller          Jun 7, 2019 at 5:00pm                239 Shares Clarence Avant may be the most influential person you’ve never heard of. Without him, Janet Jackson would still be thought of as Michael’s little sister, Bill Clinton may have…

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Pharrell Reunites w/ Chad For New Track “Letter to My Godfather”

Posted by Dimas Sanfiorenzo Pharrell drops a new a smooth new track. On Friday, June 7th, Netflix released The Black Godfather, a new documentary about the life and times of influential music executive Clarence Avant. WATCH: Pharrell Discuss The Stigma Around Rap Music In Trailer For Black Thought & Questlove’s New Documentary Series…

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BILLBOARD – June 4, 2019 – “Clarence Avant Documentary ‘The Black Godfather’ Draws Star-Studded Audience to LA Premiere” by Gail Mitchell.

6/4/2019 by Gail Mitchell Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Kimmel & more attend screening of Netflix documentary, which debuts Friday. Industry audiences can often be a tough crowd. But if the overwhelmingly thumbs-up reaction to Netflix’s world premiere of The Black Godfather on Monday night is any indication, the documentary will have…

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KCRW – June 3, 2019 – Reginald Hudlin on ‘The Black Godfather’ & black filmmakers breaking through

You may have never heard of Clarence Avant, but this enigmatic manager, producer and record executive has touched the lives of a wide array of people you have heard of: Bill Withers, Hank Aaron, Barack Obama. In his new Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ director Reginald Hudlin lines up all…

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LA Times – June 6, 2019 – Review: ‘The Black Godfather’ Clarence Avant and the art of wielding power with honor review: ‘The Black Godfather’ Clarence Avant and the art of wielding power with honor

By ROBERT ABELE JUN 06, 2019 | 8:40 AM If your currency as a documentary subject lay in the number of heavyweights taking time to sing your praises on camera with twinkles in each one’s eyes, then music industry executive Clarence Avant may be, like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the…

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Variety – June 4, 2019 – Film Review: ‘The Black Godfather’

Reginald Hudlin’s doc is an affectionate introduction to music power-broker Clarence Avant. By Andrew Barker With: Clarence Avant, Quincy Jones, Barack Obama, Sean Combs, Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Bill Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Lalo Schifrin, Kamala Harris, Jacqueline Avant, Nicole Avant, Alex Avant, Jerry…

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Jamie Foxx, Laura Dern & Chadwick Boseman Support ‘The Black Godfather’ Premiere!

Just Jared Jamie Foxx keeps it cool as he hits the carpet at the premiere of Netflix’s new documentary The Black Godfather held at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on Monday (June 3) in Hollywood. The 51-year-old actor was joined at the event by Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney, Cedric the…

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THE PARAMOUNT THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD

This group of friends is just a sample of power players in attendance from Wall Street to Hollywood, everyone in this photo matters, whether you know their faces or not.

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REGGIE HUDLIN AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM

THE BLACK GODFATHER FEATURING A POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR REGINALD HUDLIN AND PRODUCER NICOLE AVANT Grammy Museum LA800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015Jun 25, 2019Doors: 6:30 pm; Show: 7 pm$20 For decades, entertainers, athletes, and political figures have turned to a single man for advice during the most…

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