They keep his legacy alive!
Oprah Winfrey is the executive producer of a new documentary about Sidney Poitier at Apple, Variety reports.
Recently, the legendary actor Sidney Poitier has died aged 94. A trailblazer and the first black man to win an Oscar for his work, Poitier was a beloved Hollywood star and blazed a trail for generations to come.
Now it has been announced that a new documentary about the trailblazing actor is coming to Apple and will be produced by Winfrey. For over a year, Winfrey has been in production on the documentary in partnership with Apple Original Films, with the Poitier family also working on the project.
The new documentary is a product of Harpo Productions and Network Entertainment. NAACP Image Awards executive producer Reggie Hudlin is directing the film. Hudlin is an industry veteran, working on classic ’90s films like ‘House Party’ and ‘Boomerang,’ and directing even more recent documentaries like 2019 film ‘The Black Godfather,’ which tells the producer’s story. of music Clarence Avant.
In addition to the Poitier documentary, Hudson is also directing a number of other projects for Apple TV Plus, including a documentary on the history of leading black men in Hollywood and one on the leading black women that Shola Lynch is about to make. to achieve.
Poitier’s family have released a statement on the upcoming posthumous documentary and the importance of preserving their impeccable legacy.
“To us, Sidney Poitier was not only a brilliant actor, an activist and a man of incredible grace and moral strength, he was also a devoted and loving husband, a supportive and adoring father and a man who always put family first. Although he is no longer here with us in this kingdom, his beautiful soul will continue to guide and inspire us. He will live on in us, his grandchildren and great- grandchildren – in every belly laugh, every curious request, every act of compassion and kindness. His legacy will live on in the world, continuing to inspire not only with his incredible work, but even more so with his humanity.” they said in a statement.
We are looking forward to this!
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