Hollywood Black Book: The Biggest Screenwriters

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  • Mara Brock Akil And Salim Akil
  • Tyler Perry
  • John Singleton
  • David Mills
  • Antwone Fisher
  • Aaron McGruder
  • Ali Leroi
  • Nelson George
  • Shawn And Marlon Wayans
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Spike Lee

John Singleton

John Singleton is not only well regarded for his directing skills but often writes the movies he makes. He wrote his first film, Boyz 'n the Hood, as well as Higher Learning, Poetic Justice and Baby Boy.

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