Melina Matsoukas

Designers & Collectionsinterviewmagazine.com

Bottega Veneta Celebrates the Cinematic Brilliance of Melina Matsoukas

Melina Matsoukas’ lush cinematography has gripped audiences in commercials, museum galleries, and movie theaters. The director, who lent her zeitgeist-capturing eye to music videos including Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Solange’s “Losing You,” and Beyoncé’s “Formation,” counts two Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, and a Cannes Grand Prix among her accolades. In recent years Matsoukas has tried her hand at longer projects, helming episodes of Aziz Ansari‘s Master of None and Issa Rae’s Insecure, and premiering her debut feature film, Queen & Slim, which brought home the BET Award for Best Movie (along with a slew of other nominations) last year.
Picture for Bottega Veneta Celebrates the Cinematic Brilliance of Melina Matsoukas
RELATED CHANNELS
MinoritiesHollywood Reporter

Melina Matsoukas, Howard University and Instagram Team on 'Future First' Reels Challenge

During Black History Month, Instagram has been highlighting and promoting short-form content as part of its years-long #ShareBlackStories initiative. The platform is taking it a step further by enlisting Queen & Slim filmmaker Melina Matsoukas and the talent from Howard University for a new program, Instagram x Share Black Stories “Future First” Reels Challenge.
MoviesPosted by
Variety

Regina King and Melina Matsoukas – Directors on Directors (Full Conversation)

In conversation for Variety’s “Directors on Directors” series, Regina King and “Queen and Slim” director Melina Matsoukas share how their make-it-work attitudes have paid dividends as they crafted their feature directorial debuts. “When you’re in it, I really feel like it’s a mental war. You’re fighting for every shot, for...
CollegestheGrio

Melina Matsoukas, Howard University team up for Instagram’s ‘Future First’ challenge

Melina Matsoukas is teaming up with Howard University. The producer and director to the stars and Howard University are working together on a new scholarship opportunity that will award lucky winners a $10,000 production stipend. The Instagram x Share Black Stories ‘Future First’ Reels Challenge was announced on Feb. 8 and aims to amplify stories by Black storytellers.
MinoritiesPosted by
BET

‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Partners With Howard University To Highlight Black Storytellers

Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas is joining forces with Howard University to uplift the voices of Black storytellers. According to Deadline, Matsoukas and Howard University launched Instagram x Share Black Stories “Future First” Reels Challenge. The program will “feature selected emerging student storytellers from the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film, each of whom will receive a $10,000 production stipend to support costs associated with the creation of their work.”
MinoritiesPosted by
GlobalGrind

Black Excellence: Director Melina Matsoukas Partners With HU & Instagram To Amplify Black Storytellers

Award-winning film and music director Melina Matsoukas partnered with Howard University and Instagram to amplify and support the stories of aspiring Black storytellers through Instagram’s Share Black Stories “Future First” reels challenge. The program launched today featuring selected emerging student storytellers from Howard University’s Department of Media, Journalism and Film.
MinoritiesPosted by
Variety

Regina King and Melina Matsoukas on Visualizing Vulnerability and Celebrating Black Men

“One Night in Miami” director Regina King carries a jump rope to set, keeping it in her backpack until those particularly tense moments when everything goes haywire behind the scenes — like when an actor needs a pep talk, the crew has a tech issue or the weather shuts down production. In these instances, the filmmaker breaks out the jump rope for a two-minute surge of oxygen to keep her head in the game.
Moviesmsn.com

Khaliah Neal Joins ‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas’ New Banner

Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas has hired veteran producer Khaliah Neal to join her new production company De La Revolución Films as head of film and TV. The appointment follows Matsoukas and her production banner signing a first-look feature film deal with MGM. Neal most recently served as a film and TV executive at Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, where she worked on the AMC series 61st Street, created by Peter Moffat and with Courtney B. Vance slated to star.
MoviesPosted by
TheGrio.com

‘Queen & Slim’ director Melina Matsoukas lands first look deal with MGM

Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas — through her production company De La Revolución Films — has signed a two-year, first look film production deal with MGM. In addition to directing and executive producing HBO’s Insecure, Matsoukas is best known for helming music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé. She is the mastermind behind the visuals for the singer’s “Formation” single, which won the 2017 Grammy for Best Music Video.