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Award Winning Screenwriter & Film Director, Korstiaan Vandiver Talks Tamir Rice Movie, Social Injustice, Founding A High School In Cali, & More

December 15, 2020 Inspiring, Uplifting, & Educating The Culture Season 1 Episode 9
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Award Winning Screenwriter & Film Director, Korstiaan Vandiver Talks Tamir Rice Movie, Social Injustice, Founding A High School In Cali, & More
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MyWay Podcast
Award Winning Screenwriter & Film Director, Korstiaan Vandiver Talks Tamir Rice Movie, Social Injustice, Founding A High School In Cali, & More
Dec 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Inspiring, Uplifting, & Educating The Culture

Korstiaan "Kors Vandiver is a filmmaker and educator that hails from Atlanta where he took a serious interest in filmmaking after he served as an apprentice and eventually received some serious mentoring advice from educator and filmmaker Spike Lee. 

Education was always looming in the background as he came from a family of educators starting with his mother, as well as aunts and an uncle who were all teachers. Before education Kors started Blue Angel Entertainment, his multi-media company then took a leap of faith to Los Angeles where, within less than two months, he got a paid gig to write a script based on the life of singer John Legend. 

He worked for Starz "Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-Up" for a number of seasons before his work in Special Education and later head multi-million dollar funded non-profit afterschool funding for at risk youth. Kors would later write action/drama film, "Run Cholo Run", which screened in the Vice & Folly screening in Park City, Utah in 2012. 

Since then, Kors has garnered interest from organizations such as Sony/Columbia, Veralux Media & Fox. As a Director, he was nominated for his film "Entropy" in the 2012, 168 Film Festival. His film "LU", starring Nate Parker, was a 168 film finalist with 11 nominations including 'Best Picture', 'Best Director' & 'Best Screenplay', winning 4 awards and was an HBO/BET Urbanworld Official Selection. "LU" also took 1 award in the international One Lens festival and screened at a special Sundance board member event in 2014.

 As a screenwriter/filmmaker Kors has captured the interest of the agencies such as ICM, CAA, Gersh, WME as well as Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Anonymous Content. 

Show Notes

Korstiaan "Kors Vandiver is a filmmaker and educator that hails from Atlanta where he took a serious interest in filmmaking after he served as an apprentice and eventually received some serious mentoring advice from educator and filmmaker Spike Lee. 

Education was always looming in the background as he came from a family of educators starting with his mother, as well as aunts and an uncle who were all teachers. Before education Kors started Blue Angel Entertainment, his multi-media company then took a leap of faith to Los Angeles where, within less than two months, he got a paid gig to write a script based on the life of singer John Legend. 

He worked for Starz "Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-Up" for a number of seasons before his work in Special Education and later head multi-million dollar funded non-profit afterschool funding for at risk youth. Kors would later write action/drama film, "Run Cholo Run", which screened in the Vice & Folly screening in Park City, Utah in 2012. 

Since then, Kors has garnered interest from organizations such as Sony/Columbia, Veralux Media & Fox. As a Director, he was nominated for his film "Entropy" in the 2012, 168 Film Festival. His film "LU", starring Nate Parker, was a 168 film finalist with 11 nominations including 'Best Picture', 'Best Director' & 'Best Screenplay', winning 4 awards and was an HBO/BET Urbanworld Official Selection. "LU" also took 1 award in the international One Lens festival and screened at a special Sundance board member event in 2014.

 As a screenwriter/filmmaker Kors has captured the interest of the agencies such as ICM, CAA, Gersh, WME as well as Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Anonymous Content.