Powerful Interview With Writer and Movie Director John Singleton
Powerful Interview With Writer and Movie Director “John Singleton”
Movie Director. Born John Singleton on January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Singleton grew up in South Central Los Angeles and his work as a film director, producer and screenwriter often depicts these turbulent, often violent roots. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, winning three writing awards from the university, which lead to a contract with Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year.
In 1991, Columbia Pictures bought his script for Boyz n the Hood and budgeted it at $7 million. The film portrayed life in crime-ridden South Central L.A. and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director in 1991, making Singleton the first African-American and the youngest person ever nominated for the award. The film also garnered a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Singleton followed the win with Poetic Justice in 1993 and Higher Learning in 1995.