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Gina Prince-Bythewood

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The Supporting Cast

Gina Prince-Bythewood is a director and writer whose films include Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, Beyond The Lights, and most recently, 2020’s The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne. In this episode, Gina speaks about her beginnings in Pacific Grove, CA, finding motivation through athletics and inspiration through the encouragement of great teachers, leading her to UCLA film school, writing for television, and then a chance to write and direct her first film, Love & Basketball, at just 28. Gina speaks about her love of filmmaking, the intimacy of directing actors and the joy of building character, but also the systemic challenges that Black women like her face in building careers in Hollywood, particularly behind the camera. Having recently accepted a leadership role with the DGA, Gina now finds herself quite encouraged by the conversations occurring around her and what she sees as real progress being made across the industry. New and meaningful directing opportunities are also making their way to Gina, including two upcoming projects—Women of the Movement, a limited series about Mamie and Emmett Till that Gina recently shot in Mississippi; and the Woman King, a historical epic about an all-female military unit starring Viola Davis. Gina references Ellen Coulter of Pacific Grove High School and Ivan Cury of UCLA Film School as profound educational influences.


13 Apr 2021

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"The Meaning Of" Gina Prince-Bythewood - Ep161

"The Meaning Of" Podcast

Welcome to the 161st episode of "The Meaning Of" podcast. This week, Andres, Sabrina, and RB3 discuss the work of "Love & Basketball" and "The Old Guard" director Gina Prince-Bythewood! #TheMeaningOf Follow our Instagram/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstCutTMO https://www.instagram.com/firstcuttmo/ Drop us a voice message on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-meaning-of SUPPORT "The Meaning Of" Podcast by commenting on our APPLE PODCAST/SOUNDCLOUD feed. Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2XIBxC7 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZqP6GS Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-meaning-of-podcast Follow Andres on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SquadLeaderAce Follow RB3 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DirectorRB3 Follow Sabrina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinaxmonica --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-meaning-of/message


21 Feb 2021

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A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story a conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood. Prince-Bythewood is an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has been working in film and television for over 20 years. As a writer/director Prince-Bythewood has released three feature films; Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights. Clips of Love & Basketball courtesy of New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks Clips of Beyond the Lights courtesy of BET Films and Relativity Media Clips of The Old Guard courtesy of Netflix


6 Jan 2021

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Love & Basketball & Barrier Busting w/ Gina Prince-Bythewood!

You Down?

This week, trailblazer Gina Prince-Bythewood (@gpbmadeit) joins OOD to talk about all things writing and directing. Fresh off the success of Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” Gina opens up about the pressures that come with being the first Black woman to make a comic-book film, how being an athlete has served her career, her process in creating a story worth telling, and more. Plus, hear some of Gina’s favorite behind the scenes moments while making the cult classic “Love & Basketball”!Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 4mins

10 Nov 2020

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Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene: Gina Prince-Bythewood with Sasheer Zamata


Crowning the Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene: Gina Prince-Bythewood featuring Sasheer Zamata Show notes - https://bit.ly/2FIgSdC This week, Meg guides us through some of her favorite sex scenes from the last 20 years and shouts-out the filmmakers behind them. Even though the characters and stories are diverse in these flicks, we end up realizing they have much more in common than we initially noticed. The common denominator among the filmmakers: taking the time to research and rewrite when putting together a movie that features real intimacy and onscreen character development. The Movies Love and Basketball (2000) At the top of the list is writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood, whom we crown “Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene.” We dig into the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing bedroom scenes in her films Love and Basketball and Beyond the Lights. Love and Basketball follows Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps), childhood besties whose undying love for basketball causes their own love to bloom.  Beyond the Lights (2014) In Beyond the Lights, Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, a Rihanna-adjacent pop star who is saved by Kaz (pre-#MeToo Nate Parker), an earnest cop who couldn’t be farther from her world and, of course, they fall in love. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Then Meg and Beandrea take a closer look at the sex scenes in If Beale Street Could Talk from Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, who directed and wrote the pic. Here’s another set of childhood friends whose love matures as they get older. Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (Kiki Layne) are goals! Lingua Franca (2020) Then we take up the auteur film Lingua Franca from indie writer-director-star Isabel Sandoval. Sandoval plays an undocumented trans woman who works as a live-in caretaker for an elderly woman (Lynn Cohen - RIP legend!) and gets involved with her grandson. We love that this movie is about a character who is a trans woman (and is played by a trans woman who also made the movie) and, most importantly, that the story isn’t about gender transition. Trans folks contain multitudes, people!  Atonement (2008) And last, but definitely not least: the BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning film Atonement, directed by Joe Wright with a screenplay from Christopher Hampton. Meg swoons over the subtleties of the acting performances, the direction, and of course, that stunning green gown. (Also: Beandrea realizes that Saoirse Ronan has been acting since she was a wee little one. Check out CherryPicks’ tribute to Saoirse here!) The Interview Sasheer Zamata in WOKE. Courtesy of Hulu. For our interview this week, we chat with the delightful Sasheer Zamata who appears in the Hulu series Woke. We dig into what it was like playing a leading lady for the first time in the Stella Meghie indie film The Weekend (2018), what it was like doing bedroom scenes, and just how amazing “WAP” (and Cardi B’s insta) are. She also reminds us that the 1995 film Waiting To Exhale is one to keep coming back to again and again. Credits CherryPop is presented by CherryPicks. Our hosts are Beandrea July (Twitter @beandreadotcom) and Meg McCarthy (IG megjomccarthy). The show is recorded, produced and mixed by Beandrea July. Our executive producers are Miranda Bailey and Rebecca Odes. Our music is by Jordan Balagot. (Soundcloud jordanbla) Special thanks to the whole team at CherryPicks. Show notes https://bit.ly/2FIgSdC CherryPicks presents CherryPop: a podcast about women and sex onscreen. Tune in each week for our deep dives into some of the most compelling portrayals of female pleasure in film and television. Hosts Beandrea July and Meg McCarthy take listeners on a journey to celebrate feminine pleasure across a diverse and wide-ranging collection of films. Together we’ll look at how a great sex scene can not only create intimacy and reveal a character to us in a whole new way, but it can also help us make deeper connections in our own lives. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! 


18 Oct 2020

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Gina Prince-Bythewood

The Popcorn Auteur

Gina Prince-Bythewood's name is trending this year. The classic Love & Basketball is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Additionally, Prince-Bythewood directed the recently released The Old Guard for Netflix. The attention even got her featured on the Blank Check podcast. Now it's time to listen to Chris and Jon take on GPB's filmography. Show notes/sources: https://film.avclub.com/love-basketball-was-a-romantic-slam-dunk-1841823537 https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/love-and-basketball-2000 https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/chris-rock-the-rolling-stone-interview-55649/ https://thedissolve.com/features/interview/821-how-two-women-and-a-video-made-beyond-the-lights-h/ http://thedissolve.com/reviews/1215-beyond-the-lights/ http://thedissolve.com/features/the-conversation/825-hollywoods-lovehate-relationship-with-big-screen-r/ https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-secret-life-of-bees-2008 https://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/how-love-basketball-changed-the-way-we-see-black-romance-on https://www.theringer.com/movies/2020/4/21/21228610/love-and-basketball-20-year-anniversary

1hr 11mins

15 Oct 2020

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The Old Guard + Interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Medium Popcorn

Be sure to sign up for our Patreon page to get 100+ hours of bonus content! Support black artists! After a quick interview with director Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit), Medium Popcorn hosts Brandon (@americancollins) and Justin (@jbrowndidit) review the Netflix action film "The Old Guard"! They discuss Charlize's impressive career, outline their expectations for a sequel and what they would do if they were invincible! You can also get some new "Medium Popcorn" swag at Teepublic or leave a five star review!


12 Aug 2020

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[Episode 72] "Gina Prince-Bythewood."

Black Girl Podcast

Esteemed film director and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood joins the ladies of BGP! Her latest film, ‘The Old Guard,’ crowns Gina as the first African-American woman to direct a comic book film. We discuss diverse representation in Hollywood, black filmmaker mentorship, her greatest influence in writing black love stories, investing in intentions, strengthening her identity with grace and the similarities of directing love and fight scenes. Gina also shares a very personal life-lesson she learned from her idol Prince. ‘The Old Guard’ is streaming NOW on Netflix. Enjoy!


4 Aug 2020

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The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood

The Movies That Made Me

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode The Old Guard (2020)The Irishman (2019)The Other Side of the Wind (2018)Love And Basketball (2000)The Secret Life of Bees (2008)First Cow (2019)Benji (1974)Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)Bambi (1942)E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)The Color Purple (1985)Ghost (1990)Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)Ordinary People (1980)Central Station (1998)Life Is Beautiful (1997)To Be Or Not To Be (1942)Pinocchio (2002)Like Crazy (2011)Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)Beyond The Lights (2014)12 Years A Slave (2013)Goodfellas (1990)Dirty Pretty Things (2002)Amy (2015)Moonlight (2016)The Florida Project (2017)Man On Fire (2004)Bridesmaids (2011)Sex And The City: The Movie (2008)Wonder Woman (2017)Black Panther (2018)Spy (2015)Se7en (1995)Fight Club (1999)The Game (1997)Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)Other Notable Items Netflix Martin Scorsese Orson Welles Joe CampChevy Chase The Tuppence Middleton podcast episodeSteven Spielberg The Color Purple novel by Alice Walker (1982)The Indiana Jones franchiseMenno Meyjes Oprah Winfrey Whoopi Goldberg The Academy Awards Robert RedfordMary Tyler MooreThe Mary Tyler Moore Show TV series (1970-1977)Judd Hirsch Taxi TV series (1978-1983)James Garner The Rockford Files TV series (1974-1980)The Day The Clown Cried, an unfinished filmRoberto Benigni Drake Doremus Anton Yelchin Felicity Jones Dustin O’Halloran Volker Bertelmann Lupita Nyong’o Roots miniseries (1977)Chiwetel EjioforThe James Bond franchiseGreg RuckaAmy WinehouseThe Best Picture drama at the 2017 OscarsMahershala Ali Dakota Fanning Terilyn A. Shropshire Melissa McCarthy Kristen Wiig Robin Williams David Fincher Morgan Freeman This list is also available on Letterboxd.

1hr 7mins

4 Aug 2020

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REVIEW: Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Old Guard

Untitled Movie Reviews

On this episode, Matt & Eric review Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli and Chiwetel Ejiofor.


10 Jul 2020