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Ryan Coogler Built A Multi-Million Dollar Empire, But His Brothers' Work On 'Creed III' Proves It's A Family Affair

In the arsenal of Black culture are movies many within the community can pull from as classic unified entertainment. One of those films is the 1999 release of “The Best Man.” The movie is mainly centered around the long-lasting friendship of four chosen brothers and the nuanced complexity and beauty between them. As standard with most feature films, a soundtrack and title track communicate the movie’s themes through music. R&B artists Ginuwine, R.L., Tyrese, and Case came together to produce the song “The Best Man I Can Be.” In it, they sing about the support of having brothers, whether by choice or blood. The Coogler Brothers — Ryan, Noah, and Keenan — bring all these concepts together as they make their mark on the industry. Many are pretty familiar with the work of Ryan Coogler. He debuted in 2013 with his first feature-length film, “Fruitvale Station.” He would go on to write and co-create Marvel’s hit films “Black Panther” and the sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Ryan...

Mar 3, 2023

Ryan Coogler Sits On A $25M Fortune, But His Success Wouldn't Be Possible Without His Wife — 'I Was Broke, Playing Football'

The year 2018 was the year Black people temporarily traded in the coveted head nod for the Wakanda Forever signal. It was a moment of endearment, a chance for connection, and an unspoken term of social engagement. That phenomenon is credited to “Black Panther,” written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Coogler is an Oakland, CA, native and American filmmaker. The film director graduated from Sacramento State with a B.S. in business administration/finance in 2007. From there, he would be accepted to USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he made short films and honed his screenwriting skills. At USC, his skills would lead him to write and direct his breakout film “Fruitvale Station” in 2013. Starring Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station” is a film that depicts the real-life story of Oscar Grant, III. From that breakout moment, Coogler would go on to make other feature films, including “Creed” and the Marvel hit “Black Panther.” His work gained him the recognition of his peers with several...

Sep 22, 2022