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Hudlin, Reginald (1961–)

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HUDLIN, REGINALD (1961–). Director, producer, screenwriter. This East St. Louis, Illinois, native was at the forefront of the black independent cinema movement of the 1980s and 1990s. A graduate of Harvard University, his award-winning thesis film House Party , 1983, was successfully expanded into a feature film in 1990, produced by brother Warrington Hudlin. Now on Hollywood’s A List, The Hudlin Brothers followed up with the romantic comedy Boomerang , 1992, featuring Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry, and then transferred the late comedian Robin Harris’ comic skit about Bebe’s Kids , 1992, into the first African American feature-length cartoon. On television, the brothers produced and each directed a segment of the HBO sci-fi anthology Cosmic Slop , 1994. Reggie also provided the voice of Rodney Roach in the offbeat comedy Joe’s Apartment , 1996. In 2005, he was named President of Entertainment for the Black Entertainment Television Network.

Filmography: House Party , 1990; Boomerang , 1992; Cosmic Slop , 1994; The Great White Hype , 1996; The Ladies Man , 2000; Serving Sara , 2002.

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