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Sony is developing a biopic of musician and producer DJ Screw.
Veteran commercial director Isaac Yowman developed the project and is set to executive produce.
DJ Screw, a Texas native, worked as a DJ in the ’90s and gained regional acclaim for his remix technique, know as chopped and screwed, which has gone on to influence many artists in Houston’s hip hop community. He was 29 when he died in 2000.
The project, which the working title All Screwed Up, will be made in participation with DJ Screw’s family.
All Screwed Up was a part of The Incubation Lab, which is headed by Jeron Smith, as a joint venture with Sony. The program is meant to identify and develop feature projects from nontraditional storytellers and underrepresented talent. All Screwed Up will be the first film to come out of the program and is eyeing a 2021 production start.
“Jeron and Maia have been extremely helpful and transparent in navigating me through this process,” offered Yowman. “They’ve committed to making sure my voice as a black filmmaker is heard and the team we’re building is super solid. I can tell Sony genuinely wants to see me grow as a creative, and that means a lot. The family is happy and so am I.”
Maia Eyre will oversee on behalf of the studio, along with Smith for The Incubation Lab.
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