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‘HOUSE PARTY’ AT 30: WRITER-DIRECTOR REGINALD HUDLIN ON ALMOST CAST WILL SMITH, HOLLYWOOD’S RESISTANCE TO BLACK TEEN MOVIES, AND MORE

“Thirty is the age of a grown ass person,” Reginald Hudlin declared on Monday, the day his directorial debut and cult classic House Party celebrated the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release. That means House Party, which starred popular rap duo Kid-N-Play as high school friends who plot a raucous blowout when one’s parents leave town,…

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EXCLUSIVE: DIRECTOR REGINALD HUDLIN ON CELEBRATING HOUSE PARTY 30 YEARS LATER

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the coming-of-age, romantic comedy classic House Party. Released by New Line Cinema on March 9th in 1990, the film was written and directed by Reginald Hudlin and starred the rap duo Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of Kid ‘N Play  Also featured in the comedy were Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson,…

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REGGIE HUDLIN AND THE LA CLIPPERS CELEBRATE KAWHI LEONARD, THE BLACK PANTHER AND THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND!

The Los Angeles Clippers celebrated Kawhi Leonard with a Black Panther-style bobblehead.  As one of the writers of the Black Panther, I was invited to have a one on one conversation with City National Bank president Kelly Coffey to talk about my career in the arts, and how I manage money.  City…

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REGGIE HUDLIN APPEARS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS!

The Harlem Renaissance Through Zora Neale Hurston’s Eyes HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICKStories From the Harlem RenaissanceBy Zora Neale Hurston Early in Reginald Hudlin’s 2017 biopic about Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston makes a memorable cameo appearance. The soon-to-be legendary attorney and his wife are sharing a booth at a…

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TOP TEN REGGIE HUDLIN MOMENTS OF 2019

1. THE POPULARITY OF BLACK GODFATHER 2. THE CRITICAL AND COMMERCIAL SUCCESS OF BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK AT THE BOWL 3. SAFETY 4. THE 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS 5. I DIRECTED A COUPLE OF HOURS OF TV AS WELL 6. THE SUCCESSFUL TEST SCREENING OF EMPEROR 7. TAKING CARE OF FAMILY…

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MY NEW MOVIE: THE BLACK GODFATHER

I’ve always wanted to make a “secret” movie, one I did on the down low that no one knew about until it was about to come out.  Well, I’ve finally done it.  For the past three years, I’ve been shooting my first documentary feature film, and it will be released…

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983

This is exhibit is so good I’ve gone twice! Once at the opening then again with my kids and other families. I’d highly recommend that you all go support this celebration of black artists as well. It’s on display at The Broad museum in downtown LA at 221 S Grand…

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Watching Reginald Hudlin’s Black Panther series with students

One of the coolest days this semester was on October 30, when the comic book class I’m co-teaching was held in the university library. We had the students watch an episode of Black Panther, the television series, written by Reginald Hudlin. The majority of the class (65 people) had somehow…

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2018 GOVERNOR’S AWARDS

Shortly after making my first film, I became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More recently, I was elected a governor-at-large, in part for my work producing the Oscar broadcast several years ago. The Governor’s Awards is when the Academy gives out Oscars to super…

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Halloween 2018

Black Cowboy and Black Panther! With my man Bill Bellamy ready for Halloween!

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Social Media Posts from Cinema + Conversation: Boomerang 25th Anniversary

On July 1st, 2017 the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture held a 25th anniversary screening for my film Boomerang. Below are some posts from the event! Pam Lewis Rudden “When you’re in LA and wishing you were in D.C. with the rest of your fam, to…

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