Hollywood Producer, best known for his blockbuster films "House Party," "Boomerang" and "Bebe Kids"
Warrington Hudlin is a media community organizer, celebrated filmmaker, film curator, and Internet producer. His creative work challenges the false dichotomy between social concerns and popular entertainment. Warrington Hudlin is best known as the producer of popular feature films, HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG, and BEBE KIDS. He is currently involved in both transmedia and disruptive media…
Warrington Hudlin is a media community organizer, celebrated filmmaker, film curator, and Internet producer. His creative work challenges the false dichotomy between social concerns and popular entertainment.
Warrington Hudlin is best known as the producer of popular feature films, HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG, and BEBE KIDS. He is currently involved in both transmedia and disruptive media projects.
Hudlin’s television producing credits include IRON RING, a martial arts reality series and UNSTOPPABLE, a conversation with the legendary pioneers of African America cinema: Melvin Van Pebbles, and the late Gordon Parks and Ossie Davis, and the award winning HBO drama trilogy, COSMIC SLOP (he also wrote and directed one of the episodes).
Hudlin is the President of BFF (aka the Black Filmmaker Foundation), Founder & Chief of the dvRepublic.org and Cast and Crew of Color.org online communities, and the CEO of the Warrington Hudlin Organization.
Equally at home with digital media as traditional film and television, Warrington Hudlin is the Executive Producer of several online destinations including Cast and Crew of Color.org, dvRepublic.org, Changing the Frame.com, Weapons of Misdirection.com, and Where My Ladies At.com. Hudlin recently produced MARTIAL ARTS CHALLENGERS, reality series on YouTube shot completely on cell phones.
Hudlin serves as the Executive Producer of the BFF Lab (a non profit incubator of multi-cultural, socially concerned, entertainment driven, new media). With funding from the Ford Foundation, the BFF Lab commissioned digital films by a new generation of filmmakers of color including THE ANTI-VIGILANTE; THE BREACH; HATERS; and ONCE UPON A RIDE.
The first online interactive narrative produced in the BFF Lab, WEAPONS OF MISDIRECTION, was funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and won a 2005 Webby Award as best political website. The BFF Lab’s most recent online narrative, WHERE MY LADIES AT, was funded by the Ford Foundation.
Warrington Hudlin’s success in identifying and developing new talent led to a contract with MTV networks to set up a Lab to assist with their diversity outreach during the launch of the Spike TV channel. In the Lab and for the channel, Hudlin executive produced three TV pilots: BIG HEAD PEOPLE; HERE COMES MUSTAFA; and WATCHMEN: DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY. Subsequently, The N Channel (MTV Networks) adopted this Lab model and contracted with Hudlin to scout and develop new talent for the network. In this Lab, Hudlin executive produced the TV pilot, KATRINA.
Warrington Hudlin is a member of the board of trustees and guest film curator at the Museum of Moving Image in NYC. He is is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and the the board of directors of Public Knowlege (an advocacy group working to defend our rights in the emerging digital culture).
Hudlin serves on the advisory board of the Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access Program, Asian Cinevision, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), Yale in Hollywood Film Festival, the NYC Working Group on Diversity in Television and Film Production, and the national advisory board of the Intel Computer Clubhouse. Hudlin is a founding member of the Executive Council of Internet Week/New York.
Hudlin has programmed film festivals and series in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and was the co-founder and curator of the Acapulco Black Film Festival, which was held in Mexico from 1997 to 2001.
For his service to the film and television industry, Hudlin received the inaugural Diversity Award from the Mayor of the City of New York, the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award from the American Black Film Festival, the Pioneer Award from African American Women in Cinema, the Trailblazer Award from the Hip Hop Association, and the Revolution Award from Imagenation.
Warrington Hudlin is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois, and a graduate of Yale University.
Warrington Hudlin credits his ancestors for the foundation on which his accomplishments are built. His father, Warrington Hudlin Sr., built a successful insurance brokerage and became one of the first African Americans to represent a major insurance company. His grandfather, Edward Hudlin, was a jockey who, following his return from military service in France during World War I, became a stone mason and contractor known for building “rubblestone” houses. His great-grandfather, Richard Hudlin, was a journalist and the third African American in history to establish a motion picture company. His great-great-grandfather, Peter Hudlin, escaped from a slave plantation in Virginia, married an indigenous woman from the Cherokee Nation, and became an agent in the US anti-slavery movement know as the Underground Railroad.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Warrington Hudlin
Arise On Screen - Episode 3 feat.Special Guest Interview w/ Filmmaker Warrington Hudlin
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