Dancing in September
Director Reggie Rock Bythewood
First episode date February 24, 2000
Country United States
|Writer Reggie Rock Bythewood|
Release date 2000
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Cast Nicole Ari Parker (Tomasina 'Tommy' Crawford), Isaiah Washington (George Washington), Vicellous Reon Shannon (James), Jay Underwood (Michael Daniels), Marcia Cross (Lydia Gleason), Jenifer Lewis (Judge Warner)
Similar movies Isaiah Washington appears in Dancing in September and Always Outnumbered, Judgment (1990), Angel Rodriguez (2005), Undefeated (2003), Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Tagline She wrote the show. He made the deal. Who paid the price?
Dancing in September is a 2000 HBO television film starring Isaiah Washington and Nicole Ari Parker.
Dancing In September tells the story of two hopeful and ambitious African-Americans attempting to make their mark in the television industry. One is a scriptwriter named Tomasina “Tommy” Crawford (Parker), who has grown weary of contributing to stereotypical characters and programming for African-Americans and dreams of creating a balanced, positive program for herself and the African-American public. The other is a newly appointed television producer named George Washington (Washington), who hopes to ascend to the highest levels of the television industry and carve out a special place for himself to help redefine African-American programming. When Tommy submits a script for a positive family sitcom titled "Just Us," she is indirectly brought into George's path. The rest of the film follows the struggles that both she and George face in their specific environments, mainly painting a positive portrayal of African-Americans in the media, in addition to staying true to their own culture and identity as African-Americans.
Awards and nominations
Black Reel Awards
NAACP Image Awards
ReferencesDancing in September Wikipedia
Dancing in September IMDb Dancing in September themoviedb.org