A Huey P. Newton Bio-pic
In October of 1966; Huey P. Newton, along with Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. There are so many powerful words attached to Newton’s legacy. Powerful words that describe who he was and what he stood for to many. Genius, powerful, inspiring. He was revolutionary, he fought for freedom for black people.
In February 2020, there will be a bio-pic, “Power To The People” on the life of Huey P. Newton in theaters executive produced by Mr. Courtney Benson and written and directed by award winning director, Jibril Haynes.
Benson is an entertainment industry talent manager with a career spanning 20 years. He’s managed everyone from Multi-platinum recording artist Nelly, to Funk impresario, Morris Day.
What Inspired, “Power To The People”?
“Power To The People” was inspired by my shear desire to enlighten my people of the rich history of Huey P. Newton & The Black Panther Party. I wanted to tell a story to show that we did more in history than just be slaves and servants. We actually fought for our rights.