Sony Pictures Renames Theater in Honor of John Singleton

Variety | 6/7/2019 | Anna Tingley
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has renamed one of its theaters the John Singleton Theater in honor of the Academy and Emmy Award-nominated director, screenwriter, and producer who died in April.

“We are so pleased that Sony Pictures will be honoring our father in this way,” said Justice and Maasai Singleton. “It is such a fitting tribute given the special place that Columbia Pictures was for him at the beginning of his career. The studio system was incredibly supportive of him in his work, which is something he deeply appreciated. This is especially touching for us. As children we were often brought to the lot while our father worked. Those days were fun and educational, and laid the groundwork for our own careers today.”

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Its renaming serves as a celebration of Singleton’s historical career which began at Sony. At age 24, the director became the youngest person and first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for best director for his 1991 debut “Boyz N the Hood” which was made...
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