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The Hollywood Reporter – July 12, 2019

‘Django Unchained’ Producer Reginald Hudlin to Direct Sports Drama for Disney+ (Exclusive) Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Hudlin is also the co-creator of fan-favorite ‘Black Panther’ character Shuri. Reginald Hudlin, the Oscar-nominated Django Unchained producer who directed the Thurgood Marshall film Marshall, has signed on to helm an untitled Clemson sports drama for Disney+. The…

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KCRW – “The Business” – July 12, 2019

Reginald Hudlin on writing ‘Black Panther’ comics and running BET…at the same time Hosted by Kim Masters Jul. 12, 2019 Director Reginald Hudlin’s most recent project is the Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ which tells the story of Clarence Avant–a behind-the-scenes force in music, movies and politics for more than 50 years. …

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CBS ONLINE – July 10, 2019

“‘He Didn’t Want You To Know Who He Was’: Director Reginald Hudlin On Netflix Documentary ‘The Black Godfather’ & Clarence Avant” by DJ Sixsmith. https://cbslocal.com/video/4121445-the-sit-down-reginald-hudlin/

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PRESENT COMPANY WITH KRISTA SMITH – June 28, 2019

Nicole Avant joins the show to discuss “The Black Godfather,” the documentary she produced about her father, the legendary music industry executive Clarence Avant. Avant talks about what it was like to grow up in a world where guests at her family home included Presidents of the United States and…

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WNYC – July 9, 2019

“All Of It: The Black Godfather” by Alison Stewart. https://www.wnyc.org/story/black-godfather/ Director, producer, and former president of entertainment for BET, Reginald Hudlin, discusses his new Netflix documentary “The Black Godfather.” The documentary profiles behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV, and politics, Clarence Avant.  

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REGGIE HUDLIN ON THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW

THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW – June 12, 2019 – “Here’s How Netflix’s ‘The Black Godfather’ Is A Tribute To Black Excellence” The DL Hughley Show – Here’s How Netflix’s ‘The Black Godfather’ Is A Tribute To Black Excellence

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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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