I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the biggest hit-makers Hollywood has ever known. His greenlight brought Back to the Future, Tootsie, Gandhi, and Out of Africa into your consciousness.
His name is Frank Price.
He headed Universal Television and made “The Six Million Dollar Man” a part of my childhood. As head of Columbia Pictures, he helped bring Boyz n the Hood into the American mainstream 20 years ago this summer.
Mr. Price told me the fascinating story about his involvement with John Singleton in the making of Boyz n the Hood — read my story published by The Atlantic here.
Special thanks to John Meroney and Patricia Beauchamp for their invaluable assistance with this piece.