Hudlin is a pioneer of the modern black film movement, creating movies like HOUSE PARTY, BOOMERANG and BEBE’S KIDS, which are some of the most profitable and influential films of his generation. He is the executive producer and writer of the BLACK PANTHER animated series and was executive producer of THE BOONDOCKS.
Hudlin received an Oscar nomination as a producer on writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington. The film also won two Golden Globes, two NAACP Image Awards and is Quentin Tarantino’s most profitable film and one of most successful westerns ever made.
Reginald was an executive producer of the 2013 NAACP Image Awards, which aired on NBC. The broadcast got the highest ratings for the show since 2009.
Reginald is co-founder of New Nation Networks, a collection of premium content YouTube channels of multi-cultural entertainment programs produced in partnership with Google.
Hudlin directed the pilot of the hit series EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS and was a producer and director of THE BERNIE MAC SHOW. Hudlin has also directed episodes of MODERN FAMILY, THE OFFICE, THE MIDDLE, and PSYCH.
During his tenure as the first President of Entertainment for Black Entertainment Television, Hudlin created some of the most successful shows in the history of the network including the award-winning KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS; AMERICAN GANGSTER; and SUNDAY BEST. He created the BET HIP HOP AWARDS and the BET HONORS. He created a profitable home entertainment division for the network and completely rebuilt the news division, which went on to win 13 awards in two years.
Reginald is also one of the most successful black writers in the field of comics. He adapted Quentin Tarantino’s original screenplay for DJANGO UNCHAINED into a six issue limited series for DC/Vertigo Comics. Reginald also wrote an award winning runs of SPIDER MAN and BLACK PANTHER for Marvel Comics. His BLACK PANTHER animated series (based on his original comics) is the biggest selling DVD in the Marvel Knights line. For two years, Hudlin wrote a monthly comic strip for Ebony magazine called YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Hudlin co-authored the graphic novel BIRTH OF A NATION which received glowing reviews in Time, Entertainment Weekly and Publisher’s Weekly.
Hudlin’s first feature film, HOUSE PARTY, was based on a short film he directed while a student at Harvard University. HOUSE PARTY is one of the most profitable films of the decade and launched a franchise, inspiring three sequels; a Saturday morning animated series and a comic book.
Hudlin then directed the Paramount Pictures romantic comedy BOOMERANG starring Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Halle Berry and Chris Rock. BOOMERANG earned $120 million dollars worldwide and produced a double platinum soundtrack by LA Reid and Babyface.
During this period, Hudlin simultaneously wrote and executive produced BEBE’S KIDS, the first African American animated feature film. Hudlin then created COSMIC SLOP, a hip “Twilight Zone”-type anthology special for HBO which won two CableAce Awards.
Expanding into new genres, Hudlin directed THE GREAT WHITE HYPE, a Ron Shelton-scripted boxing comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jamie Foxx and Jon Lovitz, followed by THE LADIES MAN with Tim Meadows, Will Farrell and Julianne Moore, and SERVING SARA with Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Cedric the Entertainer.
Hudlin is a popular public speaker and has lectured at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Yale University, University of Vermont Law School, The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, the Pan African Film Festival, the New York Film Academy, the San Diego Comic Con, and more.
Reginald has directed television commercials for McDonalds, Burger King, AT&T and the Illinois State Lottery.
Hudlin sits on the board of the UCLA Film, Television and Theatre Department. He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, the DGA, WGA and, SAG.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Chrisette, daughter Helena and son Alexander.