Quincy Jones To Produce Documentary On The Untold Story of Blacks In Hollywood

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Music mogul, Quincy Jones has teamed up with former Academy chief Cheryl Boone Isaacs to produce a documentary about the African American experience in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Jones announced the upcoming project at the Ischia Film and Music Festival off the coast of Naples, where he received a lifetime achievement award.

The documentary, now called, American Film: The Black Experience, will aim to tell the stories of celebrities such as sound designer Willie D. Burton, who is tied with Jones as the second most Oscar-nominated African American, with seven nominations. Boone Isaacs describes Burton’s story as the perfect kind of story they would like to tell.

“There are so many of us that people don’t know about, which is what we are going to bring forth and tell the world,” she said.

During her time as Academy Chief, Boone Isaacs championed initiatives to make the largely White and male institution more diverse. Now, she hopes with this documentary to shine a light on the many black celebrities whose stories have long been buried from the public eye.

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