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Director: Preston A. Whitmore, ...
Director: Preston A. Whitmore, IIWriter: Preston A. Whitmore, IIProducer: Preston A. Whitmore, IIStudio: Columbia Pictures
Attracting such stars and industry ...
Attracting such stars and industry insiders as Academy Award® winners Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, John Singleton, Spike Lee, George Tillman, Tina Andrews, Reuben Cannon, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan, Antwone Fisher, Ice-T, Rev. Run, Bill Duke, Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Lamaan Rucker, directors Tim Story, Preston Whitmore, Rob Hardy and Jeff Byrd, and producer Will Packer, the festival has become a hotbed for the Black Hollywood community.
Director/writer Preston Whitmore ("This Christmas") being photographed by celebrity fashion photographer Dimitry L
Some of the actors, filmmakers and industry executives who posed for their official festival portraits included Carl Payne, Cedric the Entertainer, Christopher Erskin, Clifton Powell, D Woods, Dorian Gregory, Eddie George, Frankie Needles, Gary Payton, Gina Ravera, Ice T & Nicole "Coco" Austin, Jimmy Jean Louis, Keesha Sharp, Loretta Divine, Malik Whitfield, Michael Jai White, Omar Cruz, Paul Coy Allen, Pooch Hall, Preston Whitmore, Rockmond Dunbar, Siedah Garrett, Sticky Fingaz, Tanya Kersey and TK Kirkland.
is written and directed by urban genre vet Preston A. Whitmore II, the writer of Fledand Civil Brand
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Penny For Your Thoughts With ... PRESTON WHITMORE
PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… WITH PRESTON WHITMORE Writer/director Preston Whitmore talks Hollywood game.
Presented by Electronic Urban Report
Writer/director/producer Preston Whitmore has a pretty impressive film resume, but the young Hollywood-ite is staying grounded, modestly explaining that he's not doing anything extraordinary.
But fans of his
films might beg to differ.
In particular, Whitmore
is the man behind last year's holiday hit 'This Christmas,' a family film that many hope has a follow-up.
"That's up to the studio," Whitmore told EUR's Lee Bailey.
explained that he
originally wrote the script for 'This Christmas' years ago.
It was initially a family reunion picture.
However, the studio bowed out on the script and Whitmore
went on to his
next project, 'Crossover.' "Then they came back to me and said they wanted to make it," he
"But then Lions Gate made 'Madea's Family Reunion' so I changed the setting to be around Christmas.
Bottom line, however, the 'This Christmas' story is rather aged for Whitmore
As an artist, that's something I did five years ago," he
said, but admitted that he
was not completely finished with the concept.
Who We are
Preston A. Whitmore II.