Blacks Behind the Camera

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THE AUTEUR: Rick FamuyiwaRick Famuyiwa, 36,  director of Our Family Wedding, which starred Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera, understands that the recipe for success in Hollywood is learning how to balance art and commerce. He is fortunate that all of his movies have received the green light from a major motion picture studio, and he credits his continued employment in Hollywood to his ability to write and develop screenplays on his own. “Because I write, I can come in and put my spin on [a screenplay] and bring my vision to the project,” says the Nigerian-born Famuyiwa.

THE AUTEUR: Rick FamuyiwaRick Famuyiwa, 36, director of Our Family Wedding, which starred Academy…