Lee Daniels
United States
2019

Lee Daniels Entertainment

Lee
Daniels

Film Director

The strength of Daniels’ brand is exemplified by his fourth big-screen directorial effort, 2013’s “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which has his name both above the title and in it. The brand took a few hits in 2019, as one of the Fox TV series he co-created, “Empire,” endured the headline-grabbing controversies of star Jussie Smollett before getting renewed for a sixth and final season, while the other, the musical drama “Star,” was canceled in May after three seasons (though the creator has promised fans a “Star” TV movie to wrap up its storylines). But Daniels plans a bounce-back with “Good People,” an Amazon and Fox 21 pilot he co-wrote and executive produced with Whitney Cummings, who stars opposite Lisa Kudrow, Greg Kinnear and Martin Short.

Career

  • PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE
  • MONSTER'S BALL
  • EMPIRE

Education

  • Lindenwood University (MO, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Producers to Watch
  • TV Producers Impact
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Lee Daniels Entertainment Announces Diverse Creative Workshop

Lee Daniels Entertainment Announces Diverse Creative Workshop

Lee Daniels Entertainment and the online entertainment network Represent by OMV have launched a diversity-focused creative workshop to promote a diverse group of new writers.The workshop will be held from Sept. 25-28 in Los Angeles, with travel provided by American Airlines. Industry professionals will mentor aspiring creatives from underrepresented communities with workshops, meetings with LDE and Represent executives and studio visits."It has been my goal to create opportunities for diverse creatives and to tell inclusive stories. I have always been...

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