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Producers’ Guild will honor Jones, Reid

African-American producers to receive Micheaux Award

Quincy Jones and Tim Reid will receive the Producers Guild of America’s Oscar Micheaux Award on Nov. 10 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The award, in its third year, is named for the most prolific African-American filmmaker ever–Micheaux wrote, produced and directed 44 features between 1919 and 1948.

Jones’ television career started in 1990, when he served as exec producer on NBC’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He went on to exec produce UPN’s “In the House,” the syndicated latenight show “Vibe Television” and Fox’s comedy series “Mad TV.”

In 1985, Jones broke into features as co-producer of “The Color Purple.” He and partner David Salzman have several films in production and development at Warner Bros. A seven-time Oscar nominee, Jones has won 26 Grammy Awards and an Emmy.

Reid received two Emmy nominations in 1988 for “Frank’s Place,” as best producer and best actor in a comedy series.

His most recent TV production is the Showtime series “Linc’s,” which he co-created, co-produced and directed. On the feature side, Reid produced and directed “Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored.” Most recently, he directed and produced “Asunder.”

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