John Singleton at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

John Singleton

John Singleton is an acclaimed filmmaker who has built a successful career by writing, producing and directing films that focus on themes of race and the African-American experience.  In 1991, he broke through with Boyz n the Hood, a groundbreaking street drama that earned him a Best Director Academy Award nomination.  He was the youngest director and first African-American to be nominated in the category.  He followed up his debut with a range of films including Poetic Justice, Higher Learning and Rosewood.  He went on to direct the blockbuster 2 Fast 2 Furious.