CNN Films Boards ‘Dreamland: The Rise And Fall Of Black Wall Street’ From LeBron James’ SpringHill

CNN Films Boards ‘Dreamland: The Rise And Fall Of Black Wall Street’ From LeBron James’ SpringHill
CNN Films has come aboard Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, the documentary about the 1921 Tulsa race riot from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment. The project, announced earlier this summer, is now in production, the companies said Monday, with Salima Koroma directing and producing. The film is expected to be completed early next year, which will mark the horrific event’s 100th anniversary.

James, Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron are executive producing for SpringHill alongside Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films. With the deal, CNN will be the linear TV distributor for the feature doc in North America; HBO Max has acquired streaming rights.

The project, first revealed in June amid the nationwide protests for racial justice over the death of George Floyd, explores the history of Black Wall Street and the violent events of May and June 1921 in Tulsa, when mobs of white residents,
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