Empire’s creator Lee Daniels will direct the Apollo Film Project, a documentary about the famous theatre in Harlem. Lee Daniels and Apollo-Theater president-CEO Jonelle Procope are asking the public to share any memorabilia they might have for the film.
“We are asking members of the community who have been to the Apollo, who may have parents or grandparents or other family members or friends who have done so, to help us find any material — audience footage, photographs, or other memories that we can use in our documentary film. We have established a website for anyone who wants to submit. We will, of course, respect everybody’s ownership of their property.”
“I am honored to be entrusted with the story of this incredible American iconic institution and work with this team, I used to go to the Apollo Theater as a kid and never in a million years would I have imagined I would be back to be doing this — it is very special for me.”
The project is co-written by Cassidy Hartmann, Mark Monroe, and Shola Lynch. Karen Sim will edit the film. Below is the link to submit memorabilia for the film.
Source:The Hollywood Reporter