Bite-sized blog post: Darnell Martin

Darnell Martin

DARNELL MARTIN was rejected three times from NYU film school before finally attending to get her MFA. While not getting into NYU she was working on sets and finally was accepted after a personal recommendation from Spike Lee who she worked with as an AC on Do The Right Thing.

Martin is touted as the first African American female to direct a studio film with her first feature I Like It Like That (1994). She has gone on to direct the feature film Cadillac Records (2008) and an adaptation of Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) as well as numerous television series.

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Where to watch her films:

AMAZON (Streaming)


Read more about her:


New York Times
Entertainment Weekly
Darnell Martin Has Looked At Racial Issues From Both Sides
The Madlab Post

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

Grimm (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Wesen Nacht (2015)
The Bottle Imp (2012)
The Thing with Feathers (2012)
BeeWare (2011)

 2014Unforgettable (TV Series) (1 episode)
Fire and Ice (2014)

 2013Wish You Well
 2013The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (1 episode)
She’s Come Undone (2013)
 2013Chicago Fire (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2012Firelight (TV Movie)
 2011The Mentalist (TV Series) (1 episode)
The Red Mile (2011)
 2011Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
Stone Cold (2011)
 2011The Lost Valentine (TV Movie)
 2010Happy Town (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Slight of Hand (2010)
 2002-2010Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) (10 episodes)
Palimpsest (2010)
Bombshell (2007)
The War at Home (2006)
Wrongful Life (2006)
Shibboleth (2005)
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 2003-2010Law & Order (TV Series) (5 episodes)
Crashers (2010)
By Perjury (2009)
Angelgrove (2008)
Absentia (2003)
 2010Gossip Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
Dr. Estrangeloved (2010)
 2010Trauma (TV Series) (1 episode)
Tunnel Vision (2010)
 2010Mercy (TV Series) (1 episode)
We’re All Adults (2010)
 2008-2009Life on Mars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2008Cadillac Records
 2007Masters of Science Fiction (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
Little Brother (2007)
 2007Kidnapped (TV Series) (1 episode)
Front Page (2007)
 2006Saved (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Fog (2006)
A Day in the Life (2006)
 2006South Beach (TV Series) (1 episode)
I’m Not Your Baby (2006)
 2005Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2005Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
 2003Soul Food (TV Series) (1 episode)
Shades of Grey (2003)
 2003Dragnet (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Redemption (2003)
 2002Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (1 episode)
Dolls (2002)
 1997ER (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Freak Show (1997)
Ground Zero (1997)
 1997Oz (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Plan B (1997)
Capital P (1997)
The Routine (1997)
 1996Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
Sniper: Part 2 (1996)
 1992Suspect (Short)
 1991Samantha Fox: Just One Night (Video short)

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