Lena Waithe Produces ‘Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary’


Lena Waithe will be making a documentary about Mary Tyler Moore after every thing. Various reports that Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Endeavor Content are producing “Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary” with plans to release it in 2022. The project will mark Hillman Grad’s first document as well as Moore’s “first approved biography,” who died in 2017 at the age of 80.

Endeavor Content acquired the rights to the project from Mary Tyler Moore’s property on behalf of Hillman. Being Mary will trace Moore’s story through “unprecedented access to her life, property, loved ones, colleagues, and friends.” Debra Martin Chase is among the producers and Moore’s husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine, production.

As a lead on and off screen, Moore is best known for his iconic “Mary Tyler Moore Show,” the comedy that followed Moore’s work and Mary Richards’ personal life. The show aired from 1970 to 1977—when plenty of women were making strides and struggling for autonomy in real life—and watched Mary work as a co-producer on a local news station, switch between sex and dating, reflecting on it all with her bestie, Rhoda ( Valerie Harper). Moore directed a 1974 episode of the beloved sitcom, “A Boy’s Best Friend.”

Moore’s production company, MTM Enterprises, was behind “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” spin-offs, and other hits like “The Bob Newhart Show” and “St. Elsewhere.” Moore has also produced projects including the TV films “Cousins” and “Mary and Rhoda”.

Moore received a bevy of Emmys for her work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and earned an Academy Award nomination for “Ordinary People,” in which she played a bereaved mother struggling to connect with her remaining family. Moore also worked on Broadway and wrote two memoirs.

“Mary Tyler Moore is an icon, a mystery and an inspiration,” Wyeth said. “With the help of her loving husband, Robert, and her friends and colleagues, we hope to reveal that America’s sweetheart was more human than they ever imagined, often placed on a pedestal that she never felt comfortable standing on.”

Waithe co-wrote and starred in the final season of “Master of None,” titled Moments in Love. She became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Book for “Thanksgiving,” the season two episode that depicts her character’s years-long exit process.

“The Chi” and “Westworld” are among Waithe’s on-screen credits. The former “Queen & Slim” screenwriter has created as well as “Boomerang” and “Twenties”. she To be honored At the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Awards in September.

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