ALLEN HUGHES is a filmmaker and documentarian rivaled by few, whose canon of work is as electrifying and entertaining as it is challenging and increasingly urgent. Allen’s major leap into the entertainment industry came with his and twin brother Albert’s jolting debut as the 20-year-old creators/directors of Menace II Society.  Allen and his brother went on to become successful music video directors for artists including NWA, Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur, followed by a career as a solo director of feature films and documentaries, including the critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary, The Defiant Ones, for HBO. Allen is currently executive producing and directing a docu-series for HBO based on the life of Tupac Shakur.


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