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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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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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BOOMERANG – ONE OF THE BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES EVER MADE!

Entertainment Weekly recently dedicated an entire issue to romantic comedy films. Boomerang was one of the films featured in its list. Here’s the complete interview I had with the reporter from EW: THE UNTOLD STORY OF “BOOMERANG,” EDDIE MURPHY’S UNDERRATED ROM-COM CLASSIC Boomerang (1992 movie) Movie Details: TYPE: Movie GENRE:…

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Money Making Conversations with Reginald Hudlin

Money Making Conversations is a weekly podcast hosted by Emmy Award winning TV producer and the Architect who developed the Steve Harvey Global Media Brand, Rushion McDonald. The show features one-on-one career advice to callers, contributions from corporate leaders, successful entrepreneurs, celebrity interviews regarding their business ventures, social media branding,…

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