Barry Alexander Brown (Editor)

A former associate professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, Barry Alexander Brown’s (editor) involvement in A Huey P. Newton Story is a continuation of a long collaboration with Spike Lee. Since 1988, Brown has edited eight of Lee’s films: School Daze (1987); the Oscar® -nominated films Do The Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992); Crooklyn (1994); He Got Game (1998); Freak, the 1998 Emmy Award-winning presentation of John Leguizamo’s one-man stand-up performance; Summer of Sam (1999); and Kings of Comedy (2000). In addition to serving as editor on these projects, Brown is also credited as 2nd unit director on Malcolm X, He Got Game, Summer of Sam and Kings of Comedy. Brown also served as the sound editor for She’s Gotta Have It, Lee’s 1986 breakthrough feature film that won the Cannes Film Festival Young Cinema Award and an Independent Spirit Award.

Outside of his work with Lee, Brown served as editor for Salaam Bombay! (1988), a film which won the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® , and Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991). Brown has also edited music videos for Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy and Arrested Development, among others, plus numerous theatrical trailers. He has worked on commercials for Payless, Levi’s, Nike and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.