Dancing in September

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"Dancing in September" is an alternate name for "September", a single by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Dancing in September
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Directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood
Produced by Reggie Rock Bythewood
Reuben Cannon
Don Kurt
Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood
Starring Nicole Ari Parker
Isaiah Washington
Music by Kurt Farquhar
Camara Kambon
K.C. Saney
Mark Sparks
Cinematography Bill Dill
Edited by Kevin Krasny
Joel Plotch
Distributed by HBO
Release date
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dancing in September is a 2000 HBO television film starring Isaiah Washington and Nicole Ari Parker.


Dancing In September tells the story of two hopeful and ambitious African-Americans attempting to make their mark in the television industry. One is a scriptwriter named Tomasina “Tommy” Crawford (Parker), who has grown weary of contributing to stereotypical characters and programming for African-Americans and dreams of creating a balanced, positive program for herself and the African-American public. The other is a newly appointed television producer named George Washington (Washington), who hopes to ascend to the highest levels of the television industry and carve out a special place for himself to help redefine African-American programming. When Tommy submits a script for a positive family sitcom titled "Just Us," she is indirectly brought into George's path. The rest of the film follows the struggles that both she and George face in their specific environments, mainly painting a positive portrayal of African-Americans in the media, in addition to staying true to their own culture and identity as African-Americans.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Black Reel Awards

  • 2002: Won, "Best Director on Network/Cable" - Reggie Rock Bythewood
  • 2002: Won, "Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) on Network/Cable" - Reggie Rock Bythewood
  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Actress on Network/Cable" - Nicole Ari Parker
  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Film on Network/Cable"
  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor in Network/Cable" - Vicellous Reon Shannon

Emmy Award

  • 2001: Nominated, "Outstanding Music and Lyrics" - Mark Sparks & Sy Smith

Humanitas Prize

  • 2001: Nominated, "Sundance Film Category" - Reggie Rock Bythewood

NAACP Image Awards

  • 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" - Isaiah Washington
  • 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special"

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