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Warrington W. Hudlin, Jr.[1] (born July 16, 1952) is an American film director, producer, and actor.

Warrington Hudlin
Warrington W. Hudlin, Jr.

(1952-07-16) July 16, 1952 (age 66)
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
RelativesReginald Hudlin (brother)


Early lifeEdit

Hudlin was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Helen (née Cason), a teacher, and Warrington W. Hudlin, Sr., an insurance executive and teacher.[2][1] His younger brother, Reginald Hudlin, is also a director and producer, and together the Hudlin brothers have produced films including House Party (1990), Bebe's Kids (1992), and Ride (1998). His other brother, Christopher Hudlin, took over their father's insurance business in East St. Louis, IL.


In 1978, Hudlin, professor George Cunningham, and businessman Alric Nembhard, founded the Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF), a non-profit media arts organization that supports Black filmmaking.[3]

Black Filmmakers FoundationEdit

In 1978, Hudlin founded the Black Filmmakers Foundation (BFF), a non-profit organization that was created to nurture black filmmakers. Hudlin was the president of the BFF.[4]:234


  1. ^ a b Warrington Hudlin Biography (1953-)
  2. ^ Greenberg, James (4 March 1990). "In Hollywood, Black Is In". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF)". DV Republic.
  4. ^ Donalson, Melvin Burke (2003). "Chapter 9: Not Without Laughter: Directors of Comedy and Romance, Chapter 10: Off the Hook: Comedy and Romance with a Hip-Hop Flavor". Black Directors in Hollywood. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-79875-5. OCLC 55731956.

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