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Barry Jenkins

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) marks the first English-language feature based on the work of revered novelist James Baldwin. Doing justice to Baldwin was the prime challenge posed to Barry Jenkins, who not only directed and served as a producer on the film but also...

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk ."

The quote is from a 1974 James Baldwin novel, which Jenkins has adapted himself...

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

On one fateful European trip in 2013, director/writer Barry Jenkins wrote two scripts: "Moonlight," from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play, and "If Beale Street Could Talk," from James Baldwin's novel. "Moonlight" came together over just 10 days in Brussels. "If Beale Street Could Talk" was written...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

Amazon is developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel. Set to write and direct is Barry Jenkins (writer-director of Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight), with the series...

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Long before Barry Jenkins made his way to the podium through the bewildered throng that packed the Dolby Theatre stage at the Academy Awards, he sat in a Toronto hotel room explaining his movie's quiet power.

"There's something in the way black men grow up in this country," said Jenkins...

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

At the forefront of this year's Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind "La La Land," and Barry Jenkins, the 37-year-old writer-director of "Moonlight." The combined nominations of their films...

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Barry Jenkins, a nominee for the Best Director Oscar as well as the DGA Award for Moonlight, has joined the roster of Smuggler for global commercial representation.

Moonlight is a coming of age story that centers on Chiron whom we follow through three distinct chapters...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

The five nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016 are: Damien Chazelle for La La Land; Garth Davis for Lion; Barry Jenkins for Moonlight; Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea; and Denis...

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest.

A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.”

That trust extended to their professional...

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