‘Juice’ Director, Ernest Dickerson, Remembers Tupac Shakur on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


Ernest Dickerson, the director, writer and producer of Juice, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.

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Paramount's Juice. Photo Credit: The Sounds of Film

Stony Brook, NY - June 21, 2017 - Juice director, Ernest Dickerson and Inconceivable director, Jonathan Baker will both join Tom Needham this Thursday on The Sounds of Film on WUSB.
Ernest Dickerson is a director, cinematographer, writer, and producer. He first became well-known as Spike Lee’s cinematographer on many of Lee’s classic films including She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, and Malcolm X.  In 1992, Ernest left Spike to direct his first feature film, Juice, starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. The film tells the story of four Harlem youths who struggle with important life decisions.  The Sounds of Film will be featuring music from the Juice Original Soundtrack which contains cuts from several Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees including Eric B. And Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane and Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad.  After Juice’s success, Ernest Dickerson went on to direct many episodes of HBO’s acclaimed series The Wire and Treme, as well as episodes of Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead and Dexter.

Gina Gershon and Nicholas Cage in Lionsgate's Inconceivable. Photo Credit: The Sounds of Film
Jonathan Baker is well-known for his appearances on Amazing Race, Girls Next Door and Kendra.  He is also the director, producer and star of Lionsgate’s Inconceivable, featuring Nicholas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon and Nicky Whelan. The film is a psychological thriller about a family’s nanny who disrupts their lives when she becomes their surrogate mother.  Jonathan will also be discussing his upcoming documentary about himself, Being Iconic, which features a number of individuals who have influenced his career including  Warren Beatty, Taylor Hackford, Michael Bay and Adrian Lyne. Locally, Jonathan is recognized as the owner of the Maidstone Hotel in the Hamptons.
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest running film-themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the internet.  Previous guests include The Doors’ John Densmore, Dionne Warwick, Ralph Macchio, Lalo Schfrin, D A Pennebaker, Wallace Shawn, Big Daddy Kane, Jimmy Webb and Rev. Jesse Jackson.