Interview: T.D. Jakes On What He Looks For In Film Projects + His Broadway Aspirations

T.D. Jakes is a minister, author, talk show host, and most importantly for this publication—a filmmaker. While filmmakers like Spike Lee, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels dominate the debates, headlines and even awards for black film, T. D. Jakes plugs along quietly producing films that inspire, educate and entertain. As a film producer, he is prolific. He’s produced on average one film per year since 2004’s “Woman Thou Art Loosed.” This makes him one of Hollywood’s top producers, which is all the more remarkable because filmmaking is his side gig. T.D. Jakes will release his second film of the year—“Black Nativity”— on November 27. His next production is “Heaven Is...
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