"Finding out that the rights were available was a small victory in our minds. Yet, we still had to prove ourselves to gain Ron’s blessing. After all, to him, we were just a couple of young, idealistic strangers with a Hollywood pipe dream. We had no track record."
Ron Stallworth was a police officer in the 1970's who managed to weasel his way into the good graces of the Ku Klux Klan undercover, convincing them he was white supremacist. Later, he wrote a memoir about his experiences, which caught the eye of writer Charlie Wachtel. Wachtel was scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed when an article about the book popped up. He read it and was enthralled. So he read another article. And then another. And another. Next, he bought the book and devoured that.
One could say at this point that the rest - is history.
And it is.
Indiewire recently published an article where the two writers of BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, shared the story of how they came to create the groundbreaking film. But it was a 5-part interview with Scott Myers of Go Into The Story that really tells digs into particulars. With no lawyer or agent at the helm, these two unknown writers used resources at hand to set up a meeting that would change their lives.
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Interview (Part 1): Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz
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