Warrington Hudlin

Producer, Director, Actor
A leader in the black independent cinema movement, Warrington Hudlin co-founded and has served as president of the Black Filmmakers Foundation which has fostered audience development and provided financial assistance to ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1952 in East St Louis, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (6)

Iron Ring 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ride 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Days of Russell 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Boomerang 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

House Party 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (4)

Black in the '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dialogue With Black Filmmakers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomerang 1992 (Movie)

Street Hustler (Actor)

House Party 1990 (Movie)

2nd Crook (Actor)
Director (2)

Black at Yale: A Film Diary 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Cosmic Slop (TV Show)

Director

Biography

A leader in the black independent cinema movement, Warrington Hudlin co-founded and has served as president of the Black Filmmakers Foundation which has fostered audience development and provided financial assistance to black filmmakers. Born and raised in East St Louis, IL, Hudlin graduated from Yale in 1974 and began his career as a documentary filmmaker. His work includes the personal "Black at Yale: A Diary" (made in 1974, released in 1978); the feature-length cinema verite, "Street Corner Stories," about black men in New Haven, who hang out and spin tales; and a behind-the scenes documentary on the making of Spike Lee's "School Daze" (1988). With his brother Reginald, he formed Hudlin Bros., Inc., a production company which has made music videos for MCA and Polygram Records.

Relationships

Warrington W Hudlin Sr

Father

Helen Hudlin

Mother

Reginald Hudlin

Brother
born on December 15, 1961

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 1974

Milestones

1996

With brother Reginald, formed Hudlin Bros. Records; signed distribution deal with Epic Records division of Sony

1992

Co-executive produced (with Reginald Hudlin) "Bebe's Kids", an animated musical comedy based on the comic monologues of the late Robin Harris

1992

Produced first major Hollywood picture, "Boomerang" starring Eddie Murphy

1990

Produced feature film, "House Party"

1978

Co-founded the Black Filmmakers Foundation (BFF) with management consultant Alric Nembhard and historian-educator George Cunningham

Produced and directed the documentary on the making of "School Daze"

Began career making documentary films including "Street Corner Stories" and "Black at Yale"

Formed Hudlin Bros., Inc. with brother Reginald for which he has produced music videos for MCA and Polygram Records for artists such as Heavy D and the Boyz, Robert Brookins, Guy, Channel Two, Blue Magic and the Jamaica Boys

Bonus Trivia

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Hudlin was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

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