Akeelah and the Bee


1h 52m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Akeelah Anderson is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her nei

Film Details

Also Known As
Akeelah & the Bee, som i Akeelah
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Gerard Vernice
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Akeelah Anderson is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighborhood.

Crew

Eric S Adamson

Electrician

Saeed Adyani

Photography

Axel Alba

Adr

Alysia D. Allen

Art Department Coordinator

Mary Jane Amato

Accounting Assistant

Leland Jay Anderson

Assistant

Shadee Ardalan

Set Production Assistant

James M Arnold

Accountant

Doug Atchison

Screenplay

James Auld

Dolly Grip

Bree Bailey

Assistant

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Jacques Bailly Ph.d

Technical Advisor

Andrea Baker

Adr

Susan Bannout

Medic

Tony Barattini

Driver

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Nancy Barker

Sound Editor

Joseph M Barno

Grip

Jim Bartoo

Software Engineer

Yvonne Bastidos

Costumer

Thomas Bell

Song

Rhona Bennett

Song

Kendre Berry

Adr

Jennifer Booth

Production Supervisor

Denise Brady

Grip

Rod Brodie

Driver

Roxanne Brooks

Art Department

Lance Brown

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jaki Brown-karman

Casting Director

Jaki Brown-karman

Coproducer

S Bunting

Song

Courtney Burness

Adr

Michael Burns

Executive Producer

Nelson Bush

On-Set Dresser

Polly Businger

Tutor

Marc Butan

Executive Producer

Jules Carideo

Production Coordinator

Anne Carroll

Assistant Director

Victor Carstarphen

Song

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Mollie B Casey

Music

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Bryant Cheng

Office Production Assistant

Jennifer Cho

Post-Production

Brian Christie

Grip

Jeffrey R Clark

Assistant Camera

Kim Coleman

Casting Director

Aisha Coley

Casting Director

Bootsy Collins

Song Performer

Bootsy Collins

Song

Joe Cosentino

Driver

Linda Cowan

Makeup

Deborah Cox

Song Performer

Jason Cox

Set Production Assistant

Cheryl Cravedi

Costumer

Linda Creed

Song

Mark Cuban

Executive Producer

Markus Czyzewski

Editing

Markus Czyzewski

Assistant Editor

L Daumont

Song

Kevin Davidson

Adr

Sharen Davis

Costume Designer

Richard J Day

Art Department

Jenny Dearmitt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Angel Desanti

Transportation Captain

Richard Dipatri

Assistant Location Manager

Cooper Donaldson

Electrician

Manny Duran

Key Grip

Shelly Dutcher

Digital Effects Artist

Ezra Dweck

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Matthew D. Egan

Props

Keith Eisberg

Assistant Camera

Benita Elliott

Casting Assistant

Carlo Eugster

Assistant

Glenn Farr

Editor

Jeanne Fay

Music

Marc Finer

Art Department

Chela Fiorini

Props Assistant

Jeff Fischer

Adr

Laurence Fishburne

Producer

Audrey Fitzgerald

Driver

Jessie Flower

Adr

Wayne Flowers

Driver

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer

Matt Furginson

Assistant Property Master

Nancy Hult Ganis

Producer

Sid Ganis

Producer

William Gardner

Driver

Jordan Garretson

Grip

Sue Gates

Colorist

Cynthia Gates Fujikawa

Production Accountant

Joseph P. Genier

Unit Production Manager

Patrice Germain

Song

Julieann Getman

Set Decorator

Francisco Javier Gonzalez

Song Performer

Lisa Gooding

Rights & Clearances

J Green

Song

Pamela Green

Main Title Design

Crill Hansen

Production

Lonnie Hansen

Production

Nathan Hardcastle

Transportation

Terrence Hardy

Adr

Ben Harper

Song Performer

Ben Harper

Song

Jason Harrell

Props

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

James Harris

Song

Dash Hart

Generator Operator

Geno Hart

Teleprompter

Liam Hearne

Post-Production Accountant

Robyn Heath-kubena

Assistant

Gary Hebert

Main Title Design

Tim Hedgecock

Electrician

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Hedges

Sound Editor

Dorottya Hegedus-lum

Assistant

Brad Heiner

Key Grip

K Hendriks

Song

Kayla Henry

Adr

Xocoyotzin Herrera

Song

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Tricia Holloway

Consultant

Rodney Allen Hooks

Assistant Director

Diana Horwich

Assistant

Tommy Hubbard

Electrician

Joshua Lee Huber

Electrician

Josh Hume

Set Production Assistant

Paige Hurd

Adr

Kirk Huston

Transportation Captain

Keith Iceberg

Assistant

Mark Intravartolo

Digital Effects Artist

Tracy Jackson

Assistant

Stephen K James

Grip

Jamey Jaz

Song

Mike Johnson

Associate Producer

Kyrsten Leigh Jones

Adr

Stephanie Jones

Song

Stephanie Jones

Song Performer

Tinashe Kachingwe

Adr

Kathleen Kasinger

Property Master

Elaine Hall Katz

Dialogue Coach

Andrew C Keeter

Location Manager

Fay Kelly

Hair Assistant

Shan Kelly

On-Set Dresser

Audrey Kendrick

Assistant

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Erma Kent

Hair Assistant

Charles Kern

Painter

Carlyle King

Adr

Brian Kingman

Production Insurance

Cody Klop

Adr

Katelyn Kowalick

Adr

Kent Kubena

Coproducer

John La Fayette

Adr

Mateo Laboriel

Music Engineer

Carlos Lacamara

Adr

Leo Landa

Driver

Rosemary Lara

Production Manager

Leslie Lawson

Painter

John Thomas Leonetti

Electrician

Terry Lewis

Song

Lawrence D Lira

Dresser

Danny Llewelyn

Producer

Lisa Looney

Production Supervisor

Jose Lopez

Caterer

Marcus Lopez

Camera Assistant

Nery Lopez

Caterer

Daniel Macarthur

Assistant

Alicia Maccarone

Set Designer

Laura Macias

Foley Artist

Danielle Mana

Assistant

Danielle Mana

Production Assistant

Christopher Marlon

Assistant

Austin Noah Marques

Adr

Jocelyn Marsh

Art Department

Luis Mata

Driver

Terrence Matthew

Adr

Barbara Mccart

Sound Recordist

Todd Mccormick

Production Assistant

Mark W Mccoy

Post-Production Coordinator

Robert Mcentee

Construction Coordinator

Gene Mcfadden

Song

Douglas Mckay

On-Set Dresser

Jan Mcwilliams

Script Supervisor

Ricky Mendez

Assistant

Andrew Midgley

Visual Effects Producer

Curtis A. Miller

Production Supervisor

Matt Minke

Grip

Robyn Mitchell

Casting Assistant

Khanya Mkhize

Adr

Meta Moise

Costumer

Josh Moore

Film Lab

Kristie E Moore-bialuski

Painter

Keri Moorhouse

Assistant

James Morioka

Dialogue Editor

Christopher Mosio

Director Of Photography

Christopher Mosio

Camera Operator

Christopher Mosio

Dp/Cinematographer

X Mosley

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Akeelah & the Bee, som i Akeelah
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Brian Kingman; Gerard Vernice
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2006

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Alice Nella Citta) October 13-21, 2006.

Script won the 2000 Nicholl Fellowship Award.

Starbucks Entertainment formed a partnership with Lionsgate in which Starbucks will participate in all aspects of the marketing and distribution of this film. Prior to release, Starbucks will launch an in-store promotion marketing the film and will carry the film's soundtrack DVD when it is available in late 2006.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2006

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Alice Nella Citta) October 13-21, 2006.)