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Beyoncé’s Dad Turns Memoir Into Film + Series

Not the only Knowles in the film business, as Beyoncé continues to enjoy the recent success of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, her father, Mathew, is also jumping into movies.

According to per Variety, on Tuesday (12.12,) the businessman and former music manager confirmed a deal with Say Unkel Entertainment to adapt his Racism From the Eyes of a Child memoir into both a film and a limited series.

Recounting his early years growing up in Alabama during the 1960s and the race riots, where he was one of six Black students to attend an all-white school, the first half of the elder Knowles’ memoir will be captured in the feature film.

In his book, Mathew addresses being detained four times in one day while participating in peaceful protests, and also discusses how Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Turner, and Ralph Abernathy, who helped fight for equal rights, shaped him in his early years. “These are the men who made me proud and women who taught me to fight back,” said Knowles to Variety. He subsequently secured two undergrad degrees, a PhD, an MBA, and certifications from Harvard.

In Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, the superstar singer praised her dad for his business acumen, and his management skills with Destiny’s Child, Chaka Khan, and Solange.

Not his first literary endeavor, Knowles has written five books, including Racism (2017,) The DNA of Achievers (2015,) Destiny’s Child: The Untold Story  (2019,) The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music (2018,) and Public Relations and Media (2019.)

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Author: Al Denté

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