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Dickerson, Ernest (1951–)

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DICKERSON, ERNEST (1951–). Writer, director, cinematographer. Dickerson first came to prominence as the cinematographer for Spike Lee ‘s award winning New York University student film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads , 1980. He was tapped by director John Sayles to shoot his urban-based The Brother from Another Planet , 1984. He also lensed the rap music vehicle Krush Groove , 1985, for director Michael Shultz, and the stand-up comedy concert film Eddie Murphy Raw , 1987, for director Robert Townsend. Dickerson continued to work with Spike Lee, shooting Lee’s first six films before transitioning into his own directing career with the harsh, urban gang drama Juice , 1992. Dickerson has worked in television as a director of photography on the first season of the horror anthology series Tales from the Darkside , and on the series Law & Order . His television directing credits include ER, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami , and The Wire . He also directed the action film Surviving the Game , 1994, starring rapper Ice T, and the horror film from the hood, Bones , 2001, starring rapper Snoop Dogg.

Filmography: Juice , 1992; Surviving the Game , 1994; Demon Knight , 1995; Bulletproof , 1996; Blind Faith , 1998; Ambushed , 1998; Futuresport , 1998; Strange Justice , 1999; Bones , 2001; Monday Night Mayhem , 2002; Big Shot , 2002; Good Fences , 2003; Never Die Alone , 2004; For One Night , 2006.

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