TBB Talks to … Julius Tennon, Executive Producer of Netflix Documentary Giving Voice


Julius Tennon is an actor, producer and along with his wife Oscar-winning Viola Davis their company Juvee Productions executive produced the documentary ‘Giving Voice’ along with “Fences” co-star Denzel Washington.

“Giving Voice,” is a new Netflix documentary that follows the emotional journey of six students as they advance through the high-stakes August Wilson Monologue Competition, an annual event that celebrates one of America’s preeminent playwrights.

Every year, thousands of students from 12 cities across the United States perform the Pulitzer Prize winner’s work for a shot to perform on Broadway. Directors Jim Stern and Fernando Villena capture students discovering themselves and the world around them through Wilson’s “Century Cycle,” a canon of ten plays portraying the 20th century African American experience. 

Giving Voice won the Festival Favorite Award at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

We caught up with Julius to discuss the importance of August Wilson

Watch Giving Voice on Netflix – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82N4-Qa-hWs