Anthony Maurice Hemingway, born in the Bronx, New York, is an African-American film and television
Director and Producer.
Hemingway was tapped by George Lucas to direct his long-awaited WWII action adventure, RED TAILS,
which is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox in theaters on January 20, 2012. Based on a story
by Lucas, RED TAILS revolves around the young pilots who overcame racism in the military to form the
Tuskegee Airmen – the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. military history. The script was written
by John Ridley; Produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson. Production of RED TAILS began
April ‘09 in Prague and Croatia.
In 2009, Hemingway again joined forces with David Simon, Eric Overmyer and Nina Noble on the HBO
television series TREME, set in the famous New Orleans neighborhood of the same name in the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina. Hemingway serves as both Co-Executive Producer and Director on the series.
In 2006, Hemingway made his directorial debut on HBO’s highly acclaimed series, THE WIRE. Prior to
that, he had been First Assistant Director on the award-winning series since it began filming in 2001. After
gaining the trust of Executive Producers, David Simon and Nina Noble, Hemingway helped to collaborate
on visual, story and production pallets for THE WIRE, and they considered Hemingway a trusted member
of the creative circle.
Since his directorial debut, Hemingway has been in constant demand and has directed episodes of some of
the hottest shows on both network and cable television. Those credits include THE WIRE, HBO; TRUE
BLOOD, HBO; SHAMELESS, Showtime; FALLING SKIES, TNT; FRINGE, FOX; CSI:NY, CBS; HEROES,
NBC; THE CLOSER, TNT; ER, NBC; BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SCI-FI; TELL ME YOU LOVE ME,
HBO; CSI:MIAMI, CBS.
During his seven-year tenure as a First A.D., Hemingway has worked under Producers including Tom
Fontana and Scott Rudin. He has had the privilege to work with critically acclaimed Directors including
Jonathan Demme, Barry Levinson and Agnieszka Holland.
Inspired by his mother, Eleanor Nichols, a Motion Picture Production Supervisor and friends Nina Noble,
Jim Finnerty, and the late Bruce Paltrow, Hemingway began his career as a Production Assistant while still
in high school. After graduating from E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, he continued
on his journey by becoming the youngest Second A.D. in the DGA in 1995 at the age of 19 and then the
youngest First A.D. at 22.
Hemingway’s prior credits have included NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD, CHANGING LANES,
JUWANNA MANN, TAXI, THE FORGOTTEN, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE and HBO’s critically
acclaimed series, THE CORNER and OZ.
Recently, Hemingway earned a NAACP Image Award Nomination for TREME; also in 2009 for HEROES
and in 2006 for CLOSE TO HOME. In 2008, Hemingway received an AFI Award for his creative
contribution on THE WIRE. In 2005, Hemingway was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the North
Carolina Cine Noir Film Festival. Prior to becoming a First A.D., his credits have included Executive
Producer of two independent short films, RAWFISH and ALYSON’S CLOSET, which won the Morte
Rosenfeld Award for Best Short at the Utah Film and Video Festival in 1999.
Hemingway currently resides in Los Angeles.