'Undisputed' thesp also active as a producer
Wesley Snipes and his production company, Amen Ra Films, have signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.
Snipes, star of such recent pics as “Undisputed” and “Blade 2: The Bloodhunt,” has also long been an active producer, having established his Amen Ra banner in 1991.
Through that shingle he has produced pics like the 1998 directing outing of poet laureate Maya Angelou, “Down in the Delta”; Kirk Wong’s “The Big Hit”; and “Blade,” which he also toplined. That pic grossed more than $130 million worldwide, while its sequel, released this year, has taken in more than $100 million worldwide.
Snipe’s also starred in “U.S. Marshals,” “New Jack City” and “White Men Can’t Jump.”
Amen Ra Films, run by Snipes and head of development Julian Chang Zolkin, is currently gearing up production on the supernatural thriller “Campus Ghost Story,” to be directed by Quentin Lee; pic is currently casting, with lensing planned to begin in October.
Other Amen Ra productions include two documentaries, both of them on black scholars. “Doctor John Henrik Clark: A Great and Mighty Walk,” which screened in competition in the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, is centered on the black nationalist movement, while last year’s “Dr. Ben” recounted the life of Egyptologist Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan.
Snipes had been repped by the William Morris Agency.