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Xenon Pictures

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The book version of Welcome to Death Row is AVAILABLE NOW

WINNER! Best Story! MTV MOVIE AWARDS! Directed by F. Gary Gray and produced by Legendary Pictures, the film was developed here at Xenon Pictures as a follow up to Welcome to Death Row. Xenon founder Leigh Savidge received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Story

Straight Outta Compton! WINNER! Best Story MTV MOVIE AWARDS

Master P interviewed by Leigh Savidge!   Click to listen

‘“Straight Outta Compton” has unexpectedly moved ahead of “Steve Jobs” as the great awards hope”‘ The New York Times

Xenon-developed project continues to prove its strength! ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Named Top Film by African-American Film Critics – Variety

For your Oscar consideration: “Straight Outta Compton”, developed at Xenon Pictures! -Universal Pictures

“(Welcome to Death Row is) equal parts moving, disturbing and illuminating” -Hollywood Times

Billboard has confirmed what we already knew; the origins of the “Deez Nuts” political prank.  It originated with Dolemite, and was spread through “The Chronic”. Deez Nuts: Here’s How a Teen Presidential Candidate Traces Back to Dr. Dre & Dolemite – Billboard