'Number One On The Call Sheet' Docs To Highlight Hollywood's Groundbreaking Black Leads
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'Number One On The Call Sheet' Docs To Highlight Hollywood's Groundbreaking Black Leads

Apple Original Films has announced Number One on the Call Sheet,  two documentary features from a team including Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan. The docs will “celebrate Black achievement in the film industry, and explore what it takes for Black actors to find success in Hollywood.” One doc will focus on Black leading women in Hollywood and the other will focus on Black leading men in Hollywood.

Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood “celebrates Black achievement in the film industry and what it takes for Black women actors to find success in Hollywood.” Directed by Shola Lynch, the film is executive produced by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett and Academy Award winner Halle Berry. It “explores and highlights the groundbreaking work of Black women actors of the past who paved the way for Bassett, Berry and so many more.”

The second film, “Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood “will celebrate Black achievement in the film industry and what it takes for Black male actors to find success in Hollywood, featuring the stories and experiences of Black male actors of the past who paved the way for Foxx, Hart and more.” It is directed by Reginald Hudlin.

Number One on the Call Sheet is executive produced Foxx, Hart, Turner and Cogan. Hart produces through his HartBeat Productions and Dan Cogan produces through Story Syndicate. Hudlin and Bryan Smiley will serve as executive produce both films.

These docs join Apple’s ever-expanding documentary slate, which also includes Boys State and Beastie Boys Story. Their upcoming film slate also includes Emancipation starring Will Smith, Killers of the Flower Moon, from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio and Swan Song starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.

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