Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cloak & Dagger - Gina Prince-Bythewood Interview


Photo Credit: Lester Cohen - © WireImage.com

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include the HBO film Disappearing Acts (2000).

Prince-Bythewood earned her first feature film producer credit on Biker Boyz (2003), a Dreamworks film which was co-written and directed by her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood.

She studied at UCLA Film School, where she received the Gene Reynold's Scholarship for Directing and the Ray Stark Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate. Upon her graduation in 1991, she was immediately hired as a writer on the television series A Different World (1987). She continued to write for network television on series such as Felicity (1998), South Central (1994), Courthouse (1995), and Sweet Justice (1994) before making the transition to directing.

Her television directorial debut was the CBS Schoolbreak Special, _What About Your Friends (1995) (TV)_, which won her an NAACP Image Award for Best Children's Special and two Emmy nominations for writing and directing.

Prince-Bythewood currently lives in Southern California with her husband Reggie and their sons Cassius and Toussaint.



STORYLINE
Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.


Creator: Joe Pokaski
Series Casts: Olivia Holt, J.D. Evermore, Aubrey Joseph, Miles Mussenden, Gloria Reuben, Andrea Roth, James Saito, Noëlle Renée Bercy.



Photo Credit: James Vallesteros

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD
Journalist: JOSEPH FLORES
Videographer: ERIK WERLIN
Location: WONDERCON, ANAHEIM, CA

Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)
TRIVIA:
  • Ran competitive track at UCLA, where she also attended film school.
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