Jay Z Working on Making a Film About Trayvon Martin

Jay Z, A.K.A Shawn Carter has always had his hands in many businesses. Whether it is the music business, the liquor business, or sports, he always finds a way of doing great things in different business fields. Lately, he has had his eyes on the Movie/TV industry. Jay Z in partnership Weinstein Company are working on a documentary series on the life and death of Trayvon Martin, a Miami Florida teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman 5 years ago. 

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"The rap star Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will team up to produce a series of television and film projects about the life of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead in 2012 near his home by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.

The killing — and Mr. Zimmerman’s acquittal of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in 2013 — set off large-scale protests in support of Mr. Martin around the United States, and helped fuel a national debate about racial profiling.

A spokeswoman for the Weinstein Company on Friday confirmed the news of the projects, which Variety originally reported.
The projects are based on two books to which producers have acquired rights: “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It,” a firsthand account by Lisa Bloom about covering the Zimmerman trial as an NBC analyst; and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” a biographical book about Mr. Martin written by his parents.
The projects include a six-part documentary series as well as a film, which are both inspired by elements from the books." (NY Times)


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