Anthony Hemingway Boards ‘Sugar Daddy’ Docu with Director Michael Cook and EP Anthony J. Davies

Exclusive: Anthony Hemingway has a sweet tooth about a very serious subject.

The Emmy-winning director and his Anthony Hemingway production shingle join the documentary Sugar daddy As a producer. Directed by longtime cinematographer Michael Cook and executive producer Anthony J. Davis, Sugar daddy Focuses on the devastating health consequences of excessive sugar consumption, targeting black Americans.

Currently raising initial funds through an online campaign and working with healthcare veterans, the film is scheduled to begin production this summer. To put the bet in perspective, excessive sugar consumption is the #1 cause of diabetes, with black Americans diagnosed 60% more often than white American adults.

“I founded Anthony Hemingway Productions to tell stories that have the power to awaken a community, educate people and change lives,” Hemingway told Deadline today. “We plan to do this while investigating and highlighting the disproportionate impact of sugar on the health of Black Americans and what can be done to stop this alarming epidemic.” Genius: Aretha Helmer added.

“After countless friends and family members suffered health complications from sugar consumption, I partnered with Anthony Hemingway and healthcare professionals to bring more awareness to sugar-related health issues,” noted P-Valley Crew member Davis.

Repped by UTA and M88, In-Demand has an overall deal with Hemingway’s Cary Burke-run and Disney-owned 20m Television. Currently five-year-old AHP has a series of dramas and documentaries in various stages of development, including one featuring barrier-breaking LGBTQ activist Sir Lady Java.

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