Jay Z & Weinstein Company Will Produce Trayvon Martin Feature Film & Doc. Series

Jay Z & Weinstein Company Will Produce Trayvon Martin Feature Film & Doc. Series

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The rap legend Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will produce a feature film and documentary series that will pay tribute to Trayvon Martin’s life. 

About a month ago, on Feb. 26, it was the 5th year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin. 17-year-old Martin was a walking back home from a liquor store carrying skittles and ice tea. He was wearing a black hoodie, which influenced neighborhood watch, Goerge Zimmerman to call the police and report him as a suspicious person. 

When Zimmerman approached Martin, a fight occurred and neighbors reported hearing gun shots. Martin had died and became a victim of common racial bias and white-on-black crime.

Zimmerman said it was self-defense but when Zimmerman had called authorities, they told him not to approach him. The fact that Zimmerman was not charged – inspired the Black Lives Matter Movement.  

There were multiple studios that wanted the rights to this project, including Fox Searchlight and Universal. The project  will include six-part documentary series with Jay Z producing.

Both, Jay Z and Beyonce like many other artists, have shown a huge amount of support to Martin’s family. The two artists attended the ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin’ vigil in Manhattan.

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