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SPOTLIGHT

BLACK DYNAMITE

Directed by Scott Sanders
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE BLACK DYNAMITE
A masterful homage to '70s blaxploitation films, Black Dynamite is a hilarious thrill ride that will send you back in time. Former CIA agent Black Dynamite is a complex man, understood by few but desired by every woman. When bad guy "The Man" murders his brother, traffics heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the only hero bad enough to fight back.

Played with ferocious authority and perfect comic timing by Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite commands center stage in an ass-kicking comedy that never fails to deliver. Director Scott Sanders creates a loving celebration of the anarchic fun of the films of that era. His screenplay, written with White and Byron Minns, keeps us laughing with an onslaught of original one-liners. The exquisite detail of the art direction and costumes are a pitch-perfect reminder of a flashy bygone era. A Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) presentation.
Comedy
About the Director(s)
Scott Sanders began his career as a television writer on such hit TV shows as A Different World, Roc, and The Wayans Brothers. He made his directorial debut on the 1999 HBO feature film Thick as Thieves, starring Alec Baldwin. Scott is also one of the most popular DJs in Los Angeles, spinning under the name Suckapunch. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he studied radio, TV, and film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, John Salley, Salli Richardson
  • Director:
    Scott Sanders
  • Screenwriter:
    Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders
  • Producer:
    Jenny Wiener Steingart, Jon Steingart

Contacts
  • Director's Agent
    Susan Solomon
    Endeavor
    9601 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Fl Beverly Hills, 90210
    Phone: 310 248 3060
    ssolomon@endeavorla.com
  • Print Source
    James Grace
    Sony Pictures
    10202 West Washington Boulevard; Stage 6-6100 Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310 244 8371
    james_grace@spe.sony.com
  • Press Contact
    Staci Griesbach
    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group
    10202 West Washington Boulevard, SPP 7604 Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310 244 6903
    staci_griesbach@spe.sony.com
  • Submitter
    Jon Steingart
    Ars Nova PGM, LLC
    511 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212 586 4200
    jsteingart@arsnovanyc.com
  • Sales Contact
    David Jourdan
    T and C Pictures
    2525 Michigan Ave Ste.J4 Santa Monica, CA 90303
    Phone: 310 828 1340
    david@tandcpictures.com
  • Director
    Scott Sanders
    c/o Ms. Susan Solomon, Endeavor
    9601 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Phone: 310 248 3060
    ssanders@arsnovaent.com
  • Main Contact
    Jillian Apfelbaum
    Ars Nova PGM, LLC
    511 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-586-4200
    japfelbaum@arsnovaent.com
  • Director's Agent
    Susan Solomon
    Endeavor
    9601 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Fl Beverly Hills, 90210
    Phone: 310 248 3060
    ssolomon@endeavorla.com
  • Print Source
    James Grace
    Sony Pictures
    10202 West Washington Boulevard; Stage 6-6100 Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310 244 8371
    james_grace@spe.sony.com
  • Press Contact
    Staci Griesbach
    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group
    10202 West Washington Boulevard, SPP 7604 Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: 310 244 6903
    staci_griesbach@spe.sony.com
  • Submitter
    Jon Steingart
    Ars Nova PGM, LLC
    511 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212 586 4200
    jsteingart@arsnovanyc.com
  • Sales Contact
    David Jourdan
    T and C Pictures
    2525 Michigan Ave Ste.J4 Santa Monica, CA 90303
    Phone: 310 828 1340
    david@tandcpictures.com
  • Director
    Scott Sanders
    c/o Ms. Susan Solomon, Endeavor
    9601 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Phone: 310 248 3060
    ssanders@arsnovaent.com
  • Main Contact
    Jillian Apfelbaum
    Ars Nova PGM, LLC
    511 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-586-4200
    japfelbaum@arsnovaent.com

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