Booker Mattison, author and acclaimed filmmaker, published his first work of young adult fiction, Unsigned Hype, in 2009

Booker wrote the screenplay for and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six Bits," which aired on Showtime. His films have been screened at the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, the Directors Guild of America, and Harvard University. He has also written and directed music videos for Grammy-nominated artists such as Cross Movement and Flame. His videos have aired on BET, MTV Europe, The Gospel Music Channel and TBN. (VIEW HIS WORK BELOW)

Mattison received his Master of Fine Arts in film from New York University and his Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Norfolk State University.He lives in New York with his wife and four children.

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Booker Mattison was featured on our Unsigned Hype program which aired on May 24, 2009.