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“ Between the World and Me ” director Kamilah Forbes signs with UTA – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Award-winning theater and television director-producer and Queen Kamilah Forbes have signed

In 2018, Forbes performed the sold-out world premiere and tour of the stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling novel. Between the world and me at the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center. She then served as an executive producer and director of the HBO TV adaptation.

The adaptation of Between the world and me earned Forbes a NAACP Image Award nomination as well as a Critics Choice Award nomination.

She will then team up with Plan B and Harpo Films to further disseminate Coates’ work on the big screen by adapting her bestselling novel. The water dancer. Coates will adapt the script and Forbes, Plan B and Harpo will serve as producers.

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Forbes has produced several other works for television, including the seventh season of the Peabody Award-winning series. Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry on HBO. She was also co-executive producer on the Brave New Voices documentary series on HBO, which has received multiple NAACP Image Awards, in addition to executive production of the most recent PBS special The list of women.

She is currently an executive producer at the World-Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, which UTA also recently signed across the board.

Other Forbes Achievement Credits include By the way, meet Vera Stark, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Blood duvet written by Katori Hall, and Baby sunset by MacArthur Genius Dominique Morrisseau. She was also Associate Director of the NBC Emmy Award-winning series. The Wiz live, the revival of Broadway winner of a Tony Award A grape in the sunand Broadway hits The top of the mountain and the stick fly.

His coat is filled with numerous awards and accolades including a Zelda Fichandler Award for Excellence in Directing from SDC, a Venues Now Award, 50 under 50, the 2019 NBTF Producer Larry Leon Hamlin Award, a Root Award winner. 100 2019, a Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award, and an Audelco.

Forbes will continue to be replaced by Viewpoint.

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