Bite-sized blog post: Gina Prince-Bythewood

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, on set, 2008, TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved./


After attending UCLA film school GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD began working in the industry as a writer on A Different World. She used her free time and experiences as a basketball player to write her first feature Love & Basketball (2000) where she worked with actress Sanaa Lathan to turn her into a realistic basketball player (her first instinct was to hire a player not an actor).

Bythewood is in talks with Fox for a new television series, Shots Fired, about the aftermath of police shootings in a small town in Tennessee, where she would reunite with Lathan

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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2007 Reflections (TV Short)
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (1 episode)
Everybody Hates the Laundromat (2005)
 2005 Girlfriends (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Odds & Ends (2005)
Fits & Starts (2005)
 2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
Magic Jordan (2003)
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
 1997 Bowl of Pork (Short) (as Gina Prince)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (as Gina Prince)
 1997 Progress (Short) (as Gina Prince)
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode)
What About Your Friends (1995) … (as Gina Prince)
 1991 Stitches (Short) (as Gina Prince)