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Maurice Jamal


Maurice Jamal
Andrew H Walker
Maurice Jamal is a director-writer-producer, who's groundbreaking work can be seen in both film and television. He is the creative mind behind the landmark film The Ski Trip (MTV's LOGO Network). His second film, Dirty Laundry is an award winning family dramedy that has created an amazing buzz across the country and throughout the industry. Starring Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Jenifer Lewis, Sommore, Terri J. Vaughn and Jamal himself.

In 2001, with no job, no money and no apartment, he sold his furniture, broke his lease and brought a one-way ticket to New York City to pursue his dreams. A classically trained Shakespearean actor and accomplished slam poet, he made enough money to eat, by winning poetry competitions across NYC.

His first break was on the feature-film Spider-Man. Hard work and tenacity led to a steady line of gigs, where he proved his production skills and talent, on major network TV shows and academy-award winning films. In a short period he developed a lengthy and impressive list of credits, most notably the smash hit Chappelle Show (both in front and behind the camera).

Openly gay filmmaker Maurice Jamal would rather air his dirty laundry than have it stink up his artistic plans. After all, the young muse is a role model for other filmmakers and buffs out there. In this Gay Life interview with Maurice Jamal talks about his first gig, The Ski Trip, Dirty Laundry and the upcoming B-Boy Blues.

Maurice Jamal Quotes
"As an artist, I have always wanted to tell stories that reflect a human experience."

"I have a love affair with film, so it's important to me that this crazy, wonderful, insane industry find the space for us to exist. And if they don't, we'll just make the space (smile)."
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