IN THE PRESS
Cheryl Dunye is set to write and direct The Wonder of All Things for Lionsgate and producers David Heyman and Jeff Clifford at Heyday. Lionsgate snapped up screen rights to the Jason Mott novel four years ago as reported by Deadline.
Pioneer writer-director Cheryl Dunye (Queen Sugar) has joined season 2 of the hit TNT series Claws. The popular network series stars Niecy Nash and follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County in Florida, where a lot more is going on besides silk wraps and pedicures.
During Black History Month, get acquainted with Cheryl Dunye's groundbreaking classic from 1996.
Leonard is also a storyteller. In “The Fae Richards Photo Archive” Leonard collaborated with filmmaker Cheryl Dunye to tell the fictionalized story of a black lesbian actress and jazz singer. The photos follow the life of Richards, through the civil-rights era and into her later years as a forgotten starlet. While the photos and the story are fake, Richard’s experiences were shared by many. Whether it’s political, personal, or historical, Leonard covers the human experience for all.
Cheryl Dunye, the first lesbian woman of color to be a feature film director, is visiting Bloomington this week for a series of IU Cinema events celebrating her work.