EXCLUSIVE: Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, playwright, producer and director Kemp Powers has signed with WME.
Powers not too long ago directed Sony Footage Animation’s Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse, together with Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin Ok. Thompson. The movie surpassed expectations on the field workplace by besting the unique, turning into the highest-grossing debut for SPA, the highest-grossing SPA movie ever, and the highest-earning animated comedian ebook film ever.
Powers wrote the Amazon movie One Night time in Miami… which was tailored from his 2013 award-winning stage play. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Greatest Tailored Screenplay on behalf of his work on the movie.
Powers can be co-director and a screenwriter of Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Soul. Powers made historical past with the movie as the primary Black particular person to obtain a director or screenwriter credit score on any Pixar venture.
His stage performs along with One Night time in Miami… embrace Little Black Shadows, Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Had been Blue, The Two Reds and A Negro by Alternative. The 2016 manufacturing of One Night time in Miami… at London’s Donmar Warehouse earned Powers an Olivier Award nomination for Greatest New Play. One Night time’s Los Angeles world premiere received the manufacturing three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and 4 NAACP Theatre Awards, in addition to the 2013 Ted Schmitt Award for Excellent New Play.
The world premiere of Powers’ play The XIXth this spring on the Previous Globe Theatre in San Diego was directed by Carl Cofield. The play, primarily based on actual occasions from the 1968 Olympic Video games, chronicles the intersection of sports activities and activism when two Black American sprinters start to protest.
Powers continues to be managed by Chris Davey at Media Expertise Group and his attorneys are Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.