**Editor’s Word: This episode of Scene 2 Seen was taped earlier than the July 14th begin of the actor’s strike.

Howdy and welcome to the Scene 2 Seen podcast! I’m Valerie Complicated, and immediately we’re speaking to director Chris Robinson about his newest directorial movie, Taking pictures Stars.

An award-winning director and producer, Chris Robinson is thought for his critically acclaimed physique of labor that defies style and is consistently increasing.  He and his manufacturing firm, Robotic Movie Firm, are identified for his or her acclaimed storytelling centered round black voices and altering views.

Robinson’s newest function, Taking pictures Stars, the upcoming Peacock Unique based mostly on the ebook by LeBron James and the Pulitzer Prize successful creator Buzz Bissinger, premiered on Friday, June 2.  “Shooting Stars” is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero, revealing how LeBron James and his childhood mates grow to be the #1 highschool crew within the nation, launching James’s breathtaking profession as a four-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and the NBA’s all-time main scorer. Taking pictures Stars is a movie about humanity and connection, and the way the deepest human relationships may be established and elevated by sport.

Robinson’s different function directing credit embody his function debut, Warner Bros.’ ATL, which garnered nominations from the Black Film Awards, Black Reel Awards and the NAACP Awards.  His observe up function, Netflix’s Beats, starred Khalil Everage, Evan J. Simpson, Ashley Jackson, Ahmad Nicholas Ferguson and Uzo Aduba.

Different directing highlights embody BET’s highest-rated program, The New Version Story, which chronicled the epic rise of the legendary music group New Version.  The collection earned an NAACP Picture Award, and starred Bryshere Y. Grey, Elijah Kelley and Luke James, and launched the profession of Caleb McLaughlin (who additionally stars in Taking pictures Stars).  As well as, Robinson’s directing credit embody President Barack Obamas’ White Home live performance “Love & Happiness,” the Amazon Prime pilot The Climb, and likewise served as a Co-Government Producer of the Fox/Lee Daniels one hour drama, STAR.

Robinson has additionally produced and directed a number of episodes of tv together with Black-ish, Grown-ish, Combined-ish, American Soul, and Kevin Hart’s scripted comedy, Actual Husbands of Hollywood.  Within the multi-cam house, Robinson has directed comedy specials comparable to Tiffany Haddish’s From the Hood to Hollywood, Yvonne Orji’s Momma I Made It, and “Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,” which Robinson was nominated for an Emmy.

Outdoors of movie and tv, Robinson has a prolific profession in music videography. Robinson’s distinctive visible model earned him collaborations with prolific artists comparable to Jay Z, Woman Gaga, Yasin Bey, Drake, Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, ASAP Rocky, Diddy, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Outkast and lots of extra.  He earned approval for his path of Erykah Badu’s “Honey” music video, which earned him an award for Finest Route from MTV’s Video Music Awards.  Robinson was additionally nominated for a Grammy award for the enduring music video “ONE MIC” that includes NAS.

Robinson’s manufacturing firm, Robotic Movie Firm, was launched in 1999 and has since garnered BET, MTV VMA, VIBE Journal and A lot Music Awards, in addition to a number of Grammy nominations for acclaimed work with such artists as Rhianna, Usher, Diddy, Kanye West, Woman Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Eminem, TI, Justin Timberlake and lots of others.  In 2001, Apple selected Robotic as the primary firm to showcase their iPod by product placement, and since then Robotic has remained a frontrunner in executing focused advertising and marketing and promoting campaigns for purchasers comparable to AT&T, Adidas, Hypnotic and Nuvo.

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