In this enlightening conversation on the creative process, Writer/Director Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You) talks with Charles D. King (founder/CEO of MACRO) about his experiences in the Sundance Labs, how to move through moments of self-doubt, infusing his life experiences into unconventional screenwriting and production design and more.

Founder & CEO, MACRO, Producer, Sorry To Bother You
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Charles D. King is Founder & CEO of MACRO, a leading media brand representing the voice and perspectives of people of color. King is a visionary leader, long recognized for his keen eye for talent, strategic deal-making and his long-horizon thinking. more...
Writer / Director
Oakland, CA, USA
BOOTS RILEY (Writer/Director) ​of Sorry To Bother You. Growing up in Oakland, he studied film at San Francisco State University before dropping out in favor of a major label recording deal. He put in two decades as leader of The Coup, a radical funk/punk/hip-hop band, where he penned six albums to widespread critical acclaim, receiving “Pop Album Of The Year” by The Washington Post and the Associated Press, and “Hip Hop Album Of The Year” by Rolling Stone. His book of lyrics and anecdotes "Tell Homeland Security We Are The Bomb" is out now on Haymarket Press. The Coup's seventh yet unreleased album "The Sun Exploding" is the soundtrack to Sorry To Bother You. The New York Post says "Boots Riley ranks as some kind of genius." Jeff Chang said “he is one of the most influential poets and thinkers of this generation.” Stereogum says, "Boots Riley is a national treasure." While Slavoj Zizek says “The very existence of a person like Boots Riley is a miracle”. It is his hope to be a part of creating a new movement in film. more...

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