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Shaka King

Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer & Producer; Known for his Work on "Judas and the Black Messiah"

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Shaka King Biography

Born in Brooklyn and trained at New York University's film school, Shaka King was figuratively and literally a student of Spike Lee. King wrote and directed for prestige series like Hulu's "Shrill" and HBO's "High Maintenance" and "Random Acts of Flyness" while working on his most ambitious project to date: Judas and the Black Messiah.

Studio support was scarce even with financier Charles D. King (no relation) and Ryan Coogler signed on to produce the first feature-length depiction of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya). A tense crime thriller anchored by the FBI informant (played by Lakeith Stanfield) who betrayed Hampton was an unexpected followup to King's debut film, a stoner comedy called Newlyweeds. With the backing of Warner Bros. and the blessing of Fred Hampton's surviving family, Akua Njeri and Fred Hampton Jr., King delivered one of the biggest films of the year.

In addition to introducing Hampton's legacy to a new generation, the film earned accolades. King was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, the first time in Oscars history an all-Black producing team. The Judas and the Black Messiah team will reunite for an untitled feature about an American insurrection that King will direct, co-write, and co-produce.

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    Booking fees for Shaka King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Shaka King, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer & Producer; Known for his Work on "Judas and the Black Messiah"

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Shaka King Biography

Born in Brooklyn and trained at New York University's film school, Shaka King was figuratively and literally a student of Spike Lee. King wrote and directed for prestige series like Hulu's "Shrill" and HBO's "High Maintenance" and "Random Acts of Flyness" while working on his most ambitious project to date: Judas and the Black Messiah.

Studio support was scarce even with financier Charles D. King (no relation) and Ryan Coogler signed on to produce the first feature-length depiction of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya). A tense crime thriller anchored by the FBI informant (played by Lakeith Stanfield) who betrayed Hampton was an unexpected followup to King's debut film, a stoner comedy called Newlyweeds. With the backing of Warner Bros. and the blessing of Fred Hampton's surviving family, Akua Njeri and Fred Hampton Jr., King delivered one of the biggest films of the year.

In addition to introducing Hampton's legacy to a new generation, the film earned accolades. King was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, the first time in Oscars history an all-Black producing team. The Judas and the Black Messiah team will reunite for an untitled feature about an American insurrection that King will direct, co-write, and co-produce.

Shaka King Videos

  • Spike Lee In Conversation With Shaka King | Academy Museum
    Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is joined by Shaka King for an in-depth conversation on the Director’s Inspiration gallery, part of the Stories of...
  • Shaka King - Judas And The Black Messiah, Racism In Hollywood + More

FAQs on booking Shaka King

  • How to book Shaka King?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Shaka King for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Shaka King, 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 Shaka King or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Shaka King?

    Booking fees for Shaka King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Shaka King, 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 Shaka King?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Shaka King for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Shaka King 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 Shaka King or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Shaka King 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.

Shaka King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shaka King for your event is available upon request. Shaka King 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 Nia DaCosta, Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Charles D. King and Boots Riley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shaka King for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Shaka King Speaker Videos

  • Spike Lee In Conversation With Shaka King | Academy Museum
    Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is joined by Shaka King for an in-depth conversation on the Director’s Inspiration gallery, part of the Stories of Cinema exhibition. The two filmmakers reflect on...
    Shaka King - Judas And The Black Messiah, Racism In Hollywood + More

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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.

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