Meet Niija Kuykendall, senior vice-president of production in Warner Brothers Pictures.
Power moves: With credits ranging from Argo to the Magic Mike franchise. Niija Kuykendall, according to Essence magazine, is gearing up for Tomb Raider, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and A Star Is Born.
Other great Warner Bros news: Niija Kuykendall is now jointly in charge of *all* original IP films. pic.twitter.com/jsdsIrQRfR
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Bigger picture: “I dreamed of pursuing photojournalism and documentary film-making while traveling the world. When I saw Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust, my interest shifted to narrative film.”
— James Cole (@PlanetHysteria) January 14, 2017
Trusting oneself: “In this business, it’s important to trust your instincts. If you love [a project], you have to be able to articulate it, advocate for it and stand by it, even if it’s a risk.”
Niija Kuykendall is a VP of production at Warner Bros who can greenlight a film. pic.twitter.com/Gh98RwOI1R
— Yolanda Lewis 💋💋 (@TheLewisEffect) August 18, 2013
Staying up: “Well-told stories inspire me. Seeing an amazing movie or meeting an amazing director keeps me motivated.”