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D. Watkins


D. Watkins just staffed on HBO’s limited series WE OWN THIS CITY, from THE WIRE’s George Pelecanos and David Simon. He is also a NY Times best-selling author, college lecturer at the University of Baltimore, and Editor at Large for Salon. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the BME Genius Grant, and Ford’s Men of Courage.

His books THE BEAST SIDE and THE COOK UP have both been NY Times bestsellers. His article ONLY A MILE for the Huffington Post was optioned by 20th Television in a bidding war and is being developed by Anthony Hemingway. He also recently released his latest book, BLACK BOY SMILE, through Legacy Lit, and co-authored NBA Legend Carmelo Anthony’s biography WHERE TOMORROW’S AREN’T PROMISED.

Selected filmography

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    We Own This City
    • Writer (1 episodes)
    • Year: 2022