I’m highlighting Lee Daniels for the sole purpose of making readers aware of his presence. I figure readers should be aware of his presence because he is black and he’s making movies. Whether or not he’s making good movies, has a unique vision, etc., etc. is not at issue on this particular post.
Who is Lee Daniels?
He is a film producer. And he runs Lee Daniels Entertainment. He started in the business over twenty years ago as a casting director, then as a talent manager.
Though he is a producer, he also has acting credits and he has jumped into directing.
What has he produced?
Monster’s Ball (2001)
Lee Daniels Entertainment’s first production
The Woodsman (2004)
This film marks his directorial debut
He appears in this film, as an actor
Presently in post production
Presently filming; represents his second directorial effort
He’s someone we should be aware of. For more on Lee Daniels, visit leedanielsentertainment.com.