Blacks Behind the Camera

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THE VETERAN: John Singleton John Singleton, 42, is one of the few directors whose name can sell a movie. Since becoming the first African American and youngest filmmaker nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his masterpiece, Boyz N the Hood, he has produced a range of movies, from mainstream blockbusters like the 2003 hit 2 Fast 2 Furious, which earned more than $236 million in worldwide box office receipts, to small, independent films like the Oscar-nominated, Hustle and Flow, which he produced with $5 million of his own money in 2005.

THE VETERAN: John Singleton John Singleton, 42, is one of the few directors whose name…