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Oprah Winfrey, Lionsgate to adjust NYT’s ‘1619 Project’ for TV, film

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The media maven will benefaction a height for Black artistic voices to account a chronological bequest and economics of labour in America


Oprah Winfrey attends a Los Angeles premiere of ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ during Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Aug 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for FIJI)

The New York Times’ landmark 1619 Project is being incited into calm for a tellurian audience.

Oprah Winfrey will executive furnish mixed underline films, TV series, documentaries, and other cross-platform calm formed on a plan created by Nikole Hannah-Jones

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, a artistic group behind a instrumentation will enroll producers for particular projects and will also embody unscripted calm that will concede “Black artistic voices to account a chronological bequest and economics of labour in America and a fast contributions of African Americans with stories of Black insurgency and resilience.”

Winfrey and Hannah-Jones, who won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize, will offer as executive producers. 

“We took really severely a avocation to find TV and film partners that would honour and respect a work and goal of The 1619 Project, that accepted a prophesy and low dignified requirement to doing probity to these stories,” Hannah-Jones pronounced in a statement. 

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“Through each step of a process, Lionsgate and a care have shown themselves to be that partner and it is a dream to be means to furnish this work with Ms. Oprah Winfrey, a trailblazer, and guide to so many Black journalists.” 

The 1619 Project was launched by a New York Times in Aug 2019. The special repository emanate connected a bequest of subjugation in America to a fast systemic injustice that stays benefaction in this country. 

READ MORE: 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones wants Black people to know a purpose they play in America’s democracy

“From a initial impulse we review The 1619 Project and enthralled myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s transformative work, we was moved, deepened, and strengthened by her lenient chronological analysis. we am respected to be a partial of Nikole’s prophesy to move this plan to a tellurian audience,” Winfrey pronounced in a statement.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group authority Joe Drake and Lionsgate Television Group authority Kevin Beggs said in a corner matter that The 1619 Project is a “crowning accomplishment” that shines “a spotlight on a formerly infinite contributions of Black Americans.” 

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