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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Regina King Starts Movie Production Company

By Holly Wood

Regina King, left, and her sister Reina have started a movie production company, Royal Ties Productions. King bemoans the lack of African American produced movies coming out of Hollywood and intends to help fix that problem. King has been around for over two decades, starting with "227" so she should have the moxy and contacts to do it. Good luck sweetie. Getting a movie made in Hollywood is a major undertaking. Are there any Black women producing movies? Not that we can think of. It is hard enough for Black actresses to make it in Tinseltown.

King is starring in "This Christmas" right now and wants to produce a movie about the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm was the first Black person to run for president. She also had a distinctive look and speaking style. King branched out after "227" to work in John Singleton's first three films, beginning with "Boyz n the Hood" and played Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife in "Jerry Maguire," Angela Bassett's sister in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," a girlfriend of Ray Charles in "Ray," and co-starred as an FBI agent with Sandra Bullock in "Miss Congeniality 2," among other roles. She also played the president's sister in "24." Hey Regina, give a shout out to AAEA in your movie. Good luck.
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