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Salim Akil

Director of Popular TV Shows Including "Black Lightning" & "Being Mary Jane"

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 Salim Akil Biography

Salim Akil is a television director and writer known for his work on popular black television shows.

Akil started as a staff writer for Showtime's award-winning "Soulfood" and quickly worked his way up to series Executive Producer, on top of directing and writing several episodes.

He has worked as a Director on several other episodic TV series, including UPN's "Girlfriends" CW's/BET's "The Game" and BET's "Being Mary Jane."

Recently, he developed a television series based on DC Comics' "Black Lightning" along with his wife and frequent collaborator Mara Brock Akil.

Akil has also forayed into film. He wrote and co-produced the film Drylongso (1999) which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, he directed the feature film Sparkle (2012), a Sony Pictures remake of the 1974 musical of the same name.

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  • OWN Orders Relationship Dramedy Series From Mara Brock Akil ...

    Oprah Winfrey has recruited The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, for a new series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Created and executive produced by the Akils, the hourlong dramedy, titled Love Is ___, is set to debut in 2018. Drawing inspiration fromĀ ...

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Salim Akil

Director of Popular TV Shows Including "Black Lightning" & "Being Mary Jane"

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Salim Akil Biography

Salim Akil is a television director and writer known for his work on popular black television shows.

Akil started as a staff writer for Showtime's award-winning "Soulfood" and quickly worked his way up to series Executive Producer, on top of directing and writing several episodes.

He has worked as a Director on several other episodic TV series, including UPN's "Girlfriends" CW's/BET's "The Game" and BET's "Being Mary Jane."

Recently, he developed a television series based on DC Comics' "Black Lightning" along with his wife and frequent collaborator Mara Brock Akil.

Akil has also forayed into film. He wrote and co-produced the film Drylongso (1999) which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, he directed the feature film Sparkle (2012), a Sony Pictures remake of the 1974 musical of the same name.

Salim Akil Videos

  • ATX Festival Panel: A Conversation with Mara Brock Akil & Salim ...
  • BLACK LIGHTNING at SDCC 2017 | Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil ...

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  • How to book Salim Akil?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Salim Akil for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Salim Akil, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Salim Akil or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Salim Akil?

    Booking fees for Salim Akil, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Salim Akil, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Salim Akil?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Salim Akil for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Salim Akil for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Salim Akil or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Salim Akil or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Salim Akil is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Salim Akil for your event is available upon request. Salim Akil generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Famuyiwa, Charles Stone III, Millicent Shelton, Tim Story and Carl Franklin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Salim Akil for an upcoming event.

Salim Akil Speaker Videos

  • ATX Festival Panel: A Conversation with Mara Brock Akil & Salim ...
    BLACK LIGHTNING at SDCC 2017 | Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil ...

Salim Akil News

  • OWN Orders Relationship Dramedy Series From Mara Brock Akil ...

    Oprah Winfrey has recruited The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, for a new series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Created and executive produced by the Akils, the hourlong dramedy, titled Love Is ___, is set to debut in 2018. Drawing inspiration fromĀ ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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