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Spike Lee      

Academy Award-Winning Writer, Producer, Actor & Director; Best Known for "BlacKkKlansman" & "Malcolm X"

Academy Award Winner SPIKE LEE’s iconic body of storytelling has made an indelible mark on filmmaking and television. Most recently, he Directed and Co-wrote “Da 5 Bloods” for Netflix, his latest joint. His Directed version of David Byrne’s “American Utopia” was released by HBO. Prior to “Da 5 Bloods”, the visionary filmmaker Co-Wrote, and Directed the Academy Award®-nominated and critically acclaimed hit film “BlacKkKlansman”, winning the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay.

His career spans over 30 years and includes: “She’s Gotta Have It”, “School Daze”, “Do the Right Thing”, “Mo' Better Blues”, “Jungle Fever”, “Malcolm X,” “Crooklyn, Clockers, Girl 6, Get on the Bus, He Got Game”, “Summer of Sam”, “Bamboozled”, “25th Hour, She Hate Me, Inside Man, Miracle at St. Anna, Red Hook Summer, Old Boy, and Chi-Raq. “Lee’s outstanding feature documentary work includes the double Emmy® Award-winning* If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise”, a follow up to his HBO documentary film “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts ”and the Peabody Award-winning” A Huey P Newton Story. “In the Television arena, he launched his Netflix original series “She’s Gotta Have It”, which ran 2 seasons on the platform. The series is a contemporary update of his classic film.

Lee is also known for his legendary “Air Jordan” TV commercials and marketing campaigns with Michael Jordan for Nike. In 1997 he launched the advertising agency Spike DDB, a fully integrated agency with a focus on trendsetter, cross-cultural and millennial audiences. In addition to his films, TV series and commercials, Lee has Directed several music videos and shorts for artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Public Enemy, Branford Marsalis, Bruce Hornsby, Miles Davis and Anita Baker.

Spike Lee is a five-time Oscar nominee (“Do The Right Thing” for Original Screenplay, “4 Little Girls” for Documentary Feature, “BlacKkKlansman” for Picture, Director and Best Adapted Screenplay-Winner) and was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2015 for his lifetime achievement and contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a tenured Professor of Film and Artistic Director. Lee’s Production Company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks is based in Da Republic of Brooklyn, NY.

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Spike Lee Opens Up On Directing Amazon's First Film 'Chiraq' And The Need For Drastic Change In Gun Laws In America

Stuart Ford’s IM Global is flying Spike Lee in to Toronto for a few hours today to give international buyers a sneak peak at some footage of his eagerly anticipated Chi-Raq. The first feature to be fully financed by Amazon Studios, Chi-Raq once more finds Lee — one of the greatest chroniclers of America for over 30 years — front and center in the heart of the debate on gun laws and race relations in America.

Spike Lee endorses 'Bernie from Brooklyn' in new campaign ad

Film director Spike Lee threw his support to Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential campaign in a radio ad released Tuesday morning.

Spike Lee Throws Impromptu Street Party to Remember Prince ...

Hundreds of fans gathered outside Spike Lee's Brooklyn home after he threw a last-minute party to celebrate the life of Prince.

Spike Lee will direct a She's Gotta Have It series for Netflix - The Verge

It's been just over 30 years since Spike Lee released his first feature film, She's Gotta Have It, in 1986, and it's on its way to a revival. Netflix has just ordered a ...

Spike Lee to Receive American Cinematheque Award

Spike Lee will receive the American Cinematheque Award and will be honored during a virtual tribute on Jan. 14, 2021.

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