CULVER CITY, Calif. – Malik Books will host a meet and greet with award-winning screenwriter Rodney Barnes this Thursday, Feb. 23 at their location inside of Fox Hills Mall at 7 p.m.
Barnes was a producer and writer for the Damon Wayans show My Wife and Kids, from 2001 to 2005. He was then a co-executive producer and writer of Chris Rock’s TV series Everybody Hates Chris, from 2005 to 2009. He was also the co-executive producer of ‘Til Death in 2010, and a consulting producer of Brothers in 2009.
After completing 4 seasons of the critically acclaimed animated comedy The Boondocks, where he served as executive producer and head writer from 2005 to 2014, he was a consulting producer on the TruTV sitcom Those Who Can’t, co-executive producer for the second season of the Comedy Central animated sitcom Legends of Chamberlain Heights and co-executive producer for the unproduced second season of Vinyl for HBO. He then served as Co-Executive producer/Writer on Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s Runaways. In between, he was nominated for writing special material by the Writers Guild of America for his work on the 88th Academy Awards, hosted by comedian Chris Rock.
Barnes is an executive producer and writer of the series about the Showtime-era Los Angeles Lakers, has extended his overall deal at HBO. The new pact will keep him at the premium cabler for three more years.
Under the deal, Barnes will continue on Winning Time — where he co-wrote nine of season one’s 10 episodes — while continuing to develop and produce series projects for HBO. Season two of the series is in pre-production.