JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – Songwriters Q&A

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) presents “A Conversation With 2021 Oscar Nominated Songwriters for Best Original Song.” Moderator and SHOF chairman Nile Rodgers chats with Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II and Tiara Thomas – co-writers of “Fight for You” from JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – about the making of the Oscar-nominated song and more.


FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?

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