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Antoine Fuqua          

Film Director and Producer; Best Known for "Olympus Has Fallen" & "The Equalizer"

Antoine Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen, Brooklyn’s Finest, and King Arthur. He directed and executive produced the documentary American Dream/American Knightmare on the legendary Marion “Suge” Knight and directed the blues documentary Lightning in a Bottle, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Through his production company, Fuqua Films, Fuqua generates content for both film and television including serving as executive producer on the FOX medical drama The Resident.

Most recently, he directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, for HBO, which was a winner at the 2020 PGA Awards in the Outstanding Sports Program category and the 2020 Sports Emmys® in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category.

Fuqua Films also produced the Roku Original Series "#FreeRayshawn," starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James, which won two Emmy® awards. The series also won a 2021 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama.” Fuqua’s most recent film is Paramount’s Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg. His upcoming projects include Emancipation, Bullet Train, The Terminal List, The Guilty, and the recently announced Mike Tyson limited series, among many others.

In December 2021, Fuqua entered a new creative partnership with Netflix, focusing on feature and documentary films. The multi-project agreement comes on the heels of the streaming premiere of “The Guilty,” for which star Jake Gyllenhaal is currently making awards rounds. As both a director and producer, Fuqua will execute the agreement under his newly renamed production banner Hill District Media.

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Leading the Way for African American Directors


Antoine Fuqua Signs Netflix First-Look Film Deal - Variety
Director Antoine Fuqua has entered into a new first-look film deal with Netflix, under his relaunched banner Hill District Media.
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Director Antoine Fuqua is in negotiations to direct 'Infinite,' a time-spanning thriller for Paramount.
Antoine Fuqua
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