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The 22 Pro Athletes, Hedge-Fund Guys, and Oscar Winners Who Helped Pay for Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation

When Fox Searchlight bought The Birth of a Nation for a festival-record $17.5 million at Sundance, it seemed like a filmmaking fairy tale: Nate Parker, an actor turned writer-director-producer, had cobbled together $10 million (including $100,000 of his own cash) and turned it into possible Oscar gold. Of course, that narrative has curdled ... More »
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