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Rick Famuyiwa          

Director, Producer & Screenwriter; Known for "The Wood" and "Brown Sugar"

Rick Famuyiwa is a director, producer and screenwriter. He created films such as The Wood, Brown Sugar, and Our Family Wedding.

Famuyiwa, who was raised in Los Angeles by Nigerian immigrants, believes that there are still many stereotypes and barriers to break down in the industry in order for African Americans to be accredited the respect they deserve. Famuyiwa commonly uses majority black casts in his own movies, and explores themes of racial diversity and acceptance.


Rick Famuyiwa in Talks for Martial Arts Movie 'Son of Shaolin' at ...
Sony Pictures is in negotiations with "Dope" director Rick Famuyiwa to come on board teen martial arts movie "Son of Shaolin."

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