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Quincy Jones and former Academy chief Cheryl Boone Isaacs are working on a documentary about the history of African Americans in Hollywood. The legendary producer made the announcement at the Ischia Film and Music Festival off the coast of Naples, where he received a lifetime achievement award.
According to Billboard Quincy says, “We’re in the process of starting to do a documentary now called American Film: The Black Experience [Boone Isaacs] invited me to be co-producer with her.” Quincy also said, “I’m very excited about that.” While at the festival Boone Isaacs said she hoped American Film will be a comprehensive documentary about the untold story of African Americans in Hollywood.
She said, “I think what is important is the backstory of us in the entertainment business, whether it’s film, music, or television.” The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival runs through Jul 22.
Written B: Fantasia Harvey