John Singleton is set to receive the “Your Script Produced!” Lifetime Achievement Award at the Season 1 Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills, CA on Friday (Nov. 8). Justice, Singleton’s daughter, will accept the award on behalf of the late filmmaker, who died this April at 51 years old.
“John Singleton has done so much for the industry and we’re having a tribute for [the] Boyz n the Hood film, leading by Bruno Chatelin, and his daughter Justice Singleton will be in attendance to receive the Award,” Doval Bacall, founder and executive producer of “Your Script Produced!” told The Source. “The competition and John Singleton have a synonymous connection. We’re producing those that Hollywood would otherwise ignore and that’s what John Singleton did. He made a fairy tale into reality and gave opportunity to those that other people would have said ‘No’ to and he said ‘Yes you can.’”
The Source reports that over 600 scripts were submitted for the award and reviewed by a panel of judges, including Sheila Shah, Damian Chapa, Filmfestivals.com co-founder Bruno Chatelin, casting director Shannon Makhanian, Tim Abell, professional wrestler and actor Rob Van Dam, television writer and producer Angela Harvey, Tim Lounibos, Mike Beckingham, Emmy-nominated producer and writer Genevieve Wong and and film producer Al Maddin.
The ceremony, which takes place on Friday (Nov. 8), will be hosted by actress and “Your Script Produced!” ambassador Sheila Shah.
Singleton was a celebrated film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. Best known for directing the Ice Cube-starring classic, Boyz n the Hood, Singleton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the film, making him the first African American and youngest person to be nominated for the award. He received further acclaim for his work on Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Baby Boy, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, “Snowfall” and more.
He died earlier this year at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California after suffering a stroke.