Auburn Avenue films will produce a theatrical documentary about the life and legacy of Atlanta?s first African-American Mayor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. The documentary, Maynard, is currently in pre-production led by an Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning team. Maynard offers an introspective look into the life of the political and business titan who became Atlanta?s first African-American Mayor.
Maynard will be produced by Auburn Avenue Films; one of Atlanta?s newest production companies. The production team includes Executive Producers: Wendy Eley Jackson; Maynard H. Jackson, III; Elizabeth Jackson Hodges; Howie Hodges, and Brooke Jackson Edmond. Oscar-nominated producer/director/editor Samuel D. Pollard will direct the film, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Sheila Curran Bernard has been tapped as writer. Winsome Sinclair, C.S.A. joins the production as casting director along with Donald Jarmond as co-producer.
Eley Jackson, an accomplished television producer and co-owner of Golden Street Entertainment, served as talk back moderator at the Best Man Holiday screening during BronzeLens 2013.