40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks


Spike Lee, Chairman



She's Gotta Have It

Miracle at St. Anna

When the Levees Broke (HBO)

Inside Man

She Hate Me

25th Hour

3 A.M.


The Original Kings of Comedy

Love and Basketball

The Best Man

Summer of Sam

He Got Game

4 Little Girls

Get on the Bus

Girl 6



Malcolm X

Do the Right Thing

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No unsolicited submissions. No calls. No drop-offs.

Production Types:

Scripted TV, Film


Oscar award-winning Spike Lee is a Director, Writer, Actor, Producer, Author, and NYU Grad Film Tenured Professor whose body of work continues to grow over the last three decades. Recent projects include "Da 5 Bloods" (currently in post-production), "Blackkklansman" (2018), based on a true story by Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer who infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan during the 1970s which also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival ad received the esteemed Prix de la Jeunesse Award. Lee’s filming of the play "Pass Over" premiered at Sundance. He also directed all ten episodes of the hit Netflix series "She’s Gotta Have It" (2017-2018), which has returned for a second season.

Spike has directed and produced over thirty films since his first feature film, the independently produced "She’s Gotta Have It" (1986), which also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986 and received the esteemed Prix de la Jeunesse Award. Lee continues to produce cinematic works of art that display his skill and ability to showcase outspoken and proactive socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions about Race, Class and Gender Identity. His film Do the Right Thing, released in 1989, earned Lee an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and remains relevant today. Lee has also produced several documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated "4 Little Girls" (1997) and the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning films "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" (2006) and "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise" (2010), all with HBO.