Director Dee Rees On Making Emmy Award-Winning HBO Movie ‘Bessie’ With Queen Latifah

September 23, 2015   // 0 Comments

by Carolyn M. Brown Bessie, a HBO biopic about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, received 12 Emmy nominators, nabbing four of the trophies, including Outstanding Television Movie, at the 2015 Emmy Awards. Bessie writer/director Dee Rees scored both Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing nominations. The film stars Queen Latifah as Smith, and Mo’Nique as her m...

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