April 21, 2015

Monday Afternoon Thread: Classic TV Theme Songs Week

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Monday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers

This week’s open thread will focused on the men and women who raised money to get some well-known successful black movies made.


Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. He has been nominated twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

George attended St. John’s University. He was an intern at the New York Amsterdam News before being hired as black music editor for Record World. He later served as a music editor for Billboard magazine from 1982 to 1989. While there, George published two books; Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound in 1986, and The Death of Rhythm & Blues in 1988. He also wrote a column, entitled “Native Son,” for the Village Voice from 1988 to 1992. He first got involved in film when, in 1986, he helped to finance director Spike Lee’s debut feature She’s Gotta Have It.

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