Director and producer Reginald Hudlin has been on the vanguard of the modern black film movement, helming some of the most influential films and TV series of his generation. His most recent efforts include directing the legal thriller Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, with Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown. He also produced the revival of the series Showtime at the Apollo for Fox and is producing the Civil War-era historical drama Emperor.
In February 2016, Hudlin was one of the producers of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ 88th Annual Academy Awards, for which he subsequently received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program. Additionally, he has been the executive producer of the NAACP Image Awards for the past six years (2013-2018).
In 2012, he was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award as one of the producers of Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film Django Unchained, one of the top-grossing Westerns of all time.
In his more than 30-year career, Hudlin has written, directed and/or produced numerous popular feature films including House Party, Boomerang, and Bebe’s Kids. Hudlin was also an executive producer and writer of the animated TV series Black Panther and executive producer of The Boondocks. Along with the original founding members, Hudlin revived the beloved comic book company Milestone Media.
As Black Entertainment Television’s first president of entertainment (2005-2009), Hudlin shepherded some of the networks biggest hits and revamped the network’s news division, which went on to win more than a dozen awards during that period.
Hudlin has been honored by the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the United Negro College Fund, the Sundance Film Festival, the American Film Institute, the San Diego Comic Con, the African American Film Critics Association, and many more organizations.
Hudlin is on the board of the UCLA School of Film, Television and Theater; The Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.