Gina Prince-Bythewood, Audible Founder to Obtain Gotham Awards Tributes

The Gotham Awards has introduced two extra tribute recipients forward of this 12 months’s ceremony.

The Lady King director Gina Prince-Bythewood will obtain the filmmaker tribute and Audible founder and government chairman Don Katz will obtain the innovator tribute.

Prince-Bythewood’s credit as a author, director and producer additionally embody Love & Basketball, The Secret Lifetime of Bees, Past the Lights, The Outdated Guard and restricted collection Girls of the Motion.

“Gina Prince-Bythewood is a visionary filmmaker and a champion of Black narratives, significantly tales that focus on Black girls,” Gotham government director Jeffrey Sharp mentioned in an announcement. “She has brilliantly tackled painful moments in our nation’s historical past, thorny philosophical debates, and love tales. From the beloved and burnished basic Love & Basketball to the top success of this 12 months’s The Lady King, Gina is a real inspiration and it’s a distinct honor to call her the recipient of this 12 months’s filmmaker tribute.

Previous to his work with audio storytelling supplier Audible, Katz spent 20 years as an award-winning journalist and writer.

“As an writer, a visionary entrepreneur, and a storytelling innovator, Don has created a brand new paradigm for IP growth, manufacturing and distribution, whereas concurrently disrupting the publishing, audio, movie and TV industries,” Sharp mentioned in an announcement. “His dedication to city renewal, variety, fairness and inclusion anticipated the modern social justice motion in company America by a number of many years and stands as a mannequin for future founders and CEOs. Beneath Don’s management, Audible has grow to be an necessary collaborator to The Gotham in supporting rising voices in audio. We’re extremely grateful to Don for his management and highly effective help.”

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Just lately introduced Audible manufacturing and growth offers embody tasks with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Greater Floor, George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse, Kerry Washington’s Simpson Road; Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani’s Hillman Grad Productions and Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions.

The 2022 Gotham Awards are set for Monday, Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Road in New York Metropolis.



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