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EMMY AWARD WINNING FILM DIRECTOR RANDY WILKINS TALKS "DEAR SPIKE " WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT (501 hits)

Randy Wilkins directs his long time mentor legendary director Spike in the documentary series "Dear." In an depth conversation with multi award winning entertainment journalist and red carpet correspondent Tanisha LaVerne Grant, Wilkins talks about is journey as a filmmaker and the special bond between he and Spike Lee.


Randy Wilkins is a three time Emmy Award winning writer, director and editor from the Bronx, NY. Directorially, Randy helmed the ESPN 30 for 30/Lil’ Spike Joint “86-32” chronicling the controversial decision between Roy Jones Jr. and Park Si-Hun in the Light Middle Heavyweight gold medal match at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In addition, he has enjoyed success with his award winning digital series “Docket 32357.” Randy’s latest effort is directing the series premiere episode of “Dear ...” featuring Spike Lee for Apple+. Outside of directing, Randy has served as Lead Editor on numerous Spike Lee joints including “She’s Gotta Have It” and “Rodney King” for Netflix. He is currently in development for both his feature script “Pray For A Little More Spring'' and the feature documentary “MOVE,” while also in co-development for the miniseries “Forward Ever.”

About "Dear…”

“Dear…”, is a new 10-episode documentary series executive produced by Emmy Award and Peabody Award winner R.J. Cutler, that made its global debut on Apple TV+ on June 5.

 

Inspired by Apple’s groundbreaking “Dear Apple” spots, “Dear…” takes an inventive and cinematic approach to biographies of the most iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work. The series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more. “Dear…” is executive produced by Cutler alongside Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha and Lyle Gamm. Matador Content produces the series for Apple.

 

More information can be found here: https://apple-tv-plus-press.apple.com/en-US/news/2020/01/dear-complete-first-season-premieres-june-5-on-apple-tv/

 



 



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