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HBO's been on a welcome trend of picking up projects from creators of color -- Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin's Atlanta-set comedy, Salim Akil's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"-style project set about Black Hollywood, "Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae's project with Larry Wilmore and "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen's drama, described as "'Six Degrees of Separation' meets 'Shame.'" And the premium network's latest potential series comes from a filmmaker well known for taking on themes of race, urban violence and the African American experience in movies like "Boyz n the Hood," "Poetic Justice" and "Higher Learning" -- John Singleton. Singleton's been kicking around the studios for a while, directed big, undistinguished films like "Abduction" and "Four Brothers." His HBO project, according to Deadline, is entitled "Club Life: Miami," and he is writing and attached to direct and executive produce alongside Russell Simmons. »

- Alison Willmore

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