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Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include the HBO film Disappearing Acts (2000). ... See full bio »


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Love & Basketball
Beyond the Lights
Disappearing Acts


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  Shots Fired (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2017) (written by - 1 episode, 2017) (post-production)
- Come to Jesus (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (creator)
 2014 Beyond the Lights (written by)
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees (screenplay)
 2007 Reflections (TV Short)
 2000 Love & Basketball (written by)
 1999 Felicity (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Friends (1999) ... (writer)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (written by)
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series) (two episodes - as Gina Prince)
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- What About Your Friends (1995) ... (written by - as Gina Prince)
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series) (as Gina Prince)
 1994 South Central (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dog (1994)
 1992-1993 A Different World (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- College Kid (1993) ... (as Gina Prince)
- Lean on Me (1993) ... (as Gina Prince)
- To Whit, with Love (1993) ... (as Gina Prince)
- Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed (1992) ... (as Gina Prince)
 1991 Stitches (Short) (as Gina Prince)
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: Directed music video for Shanice "Take Care of U." See more »

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Gina Prince

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"On my set, people have to respect the actor's process. I totally respect what actors do. I give them whatever time they need and I never scream out directions from the camera. I take the time to walk up to them and talk to them personally." (from "Gina Prince-Bythewood's Disappearing Acts" by Monice Mitchell, DGA Magazine, January 2001, 25:5, 51-53.)


Ran competitive track at UCLA, where she also attended film school.

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