What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Reginald Hudlin, and I’m a writer, producer and director of motion pictures and television.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
When I was a kid, I worked in my dad’s insurance office. Part of my responsibilities was taking pictures of buildings we insured. Around the corner from our office was the Chamber of Commerce, which my dad also ran. For some reason, people would come to the Chamber of Commerce to get married. So I would go down the street to get Fred, a manager at the local Walgreen’s to officiate the ceremony since he was also a minister. Since I had a camera, I would take a picture of the couple, which they were very appreciative of because they never expected to get a wedding day picture.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I directed movies like HOUSE PARTY and BOOMERANG. Specifically in animation, I wrote and produced the first African American animated feature film, BEBE’S KIDS; and executive produced THE BOONDOCKS, which is also a groundbreaking series. While President of Entertainment at BET, Continue…