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Stanley Nelson Jr.

Stanley Nelson Jr.

Keynote Speaker: Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Known for "Freedom Summer" and "Attica"

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Stanley Nelson Jr. Biography

An award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson has over 20 years' experience as a producer, director, and writer of documentary films and videos. He is the founder and president of Half Nelson Productions, Inc., an independent production company.

Nelson's independently-produced films include a number of PBS productions, including Shattering the Silences, a 90-minute film on the growing presence of and challenges to minority faculty in higher education; Methadone: Curse or Cure, a one-hour documentary on the methadone maintenance program for the treatment of heroin addiction; Two Dollars and a Dream: The Story of Madame C.J. Walker, a documentary on the life and times of the African American businesswoman who became the nation's first self-made woman millionaire; Puerto Rico: Our Right to Decide, the story of competing visions for the future of Puerto Rico, shot on location; Freedom Bags, a documentary on the northern migration of African American domestic workers during the first half of the 20th century; and the South Africa segments of Mandela, the story of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

Nelson's credits also include several productions for the Smithsonian Institution, including Free Within Ourselves, a documentary portrait of African American artists, and Climbing Jacob's Ladder, a 30-minute film concerning African American church history. He has produced several films on location throughout West and southern Africa.

Nelson's television credits include serving as a producer for many PBS programs, including "Listening to America" and "What Can We Do About Violence?" with Bill Moyers, and "Election '93," for which he was nominated for an Emmy award. He was also a producer for the acclaimed Fox-TV series, "TV Nation."

A graduate of the Leonard Davis Film School at the City University of New York, Nelson has taught film production at Howard University. He has been a fellow of the American Film Institute, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Washington, D.C. Commission for the Arts, and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. For three years, Nelson served on the selection panel for the Fulbright fellowship in film.

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Stanley Nelson Jr. Speaking Topics

The Murder of Emmett Till

Freedom Riders

Freedom Summer

Stanley Nelson Jr. Videos

KultureKure Interview with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stanley ...
Stanley Nelson talks Black Panther Documentary and Similarities to ...

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What topics does Stanley Nelson Jr. speak about?

Stanley Nelson Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity & Inclusion, Literary, Television & Film, Acting, Writing, Black Heritage and Entertainment.

Where does Stanley Nelson Jr. travel from?

Stanley Nelson Jr. generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Stanley Nelson Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity & Inclusion, Literary and Television & Film. The estimated speaking fee range to book Stanley Nelson Jr. for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Stanley Nelson Jr. generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, dream hampton and Barry Jenkins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stanley Nelson Jr. for an upcoming event.

Stanley Nelson Jr. Speaking Topics

  • The Murder of Emmett Till

  • Freedom Riders

  • Freedom Summer

Stanley Nelson Jr. Videos

KultureKure Interview with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stanley ...
Stanley Nelson talks Black Panther Documentary and Similarities to ...

Stanley Nelson Jr. News

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