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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Sanaa Lathan and Gina Prince-Bythewood Are Reuniting For a TV Series About Police Shootings
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (1 episode)
2005 Girlfriends (TV Series) (2 episodes)
2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode)