Writer-director-producer Tina Mabry (Queen Sugar, Mississippi Damned) is set to adapt upcoming film, Code of Silence.

The film is based on a four-part article by Jamie Kalven in The Intercept in 2016, and tells the true story of Chicago police officer Shannon Spaulding’s experience as a whistleblower and how she, along with her partner and the community, exposed corruption and a cover-up within the Chicago PD. This film will hopefully encourage more people to stand up against their employer if they feel that they’re violating any existing laws. By just contacting a whistleblower lawyer, you could help prevent illegal corporate activity. There should be no fear of the company retaliating, if you live in some states that are protected by certain laws.

Mabry has had a long track record in the film and television industry. She was named one of ’25 New Faces of Indie Film’ by Filmmaker Magazine and among the ‘Top Forty Under 40’ by Advocate Magazine following the release of her critically acclaimed first feature film Mississippi Damned (2009). The film was successful on the festival circuit, winning top prizes at the Chicago International Film Festival, Outfest, American Black Film Festival, and Urbanworld Film Festival. It premiered on Showtime in 2011 and is currently streaming on Netflix courtesy of Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY.

Recently, Mabry served as a producer, director, and writer on OWN’s hit drama series Queen Sugar, and also directed an episode of the Netflix series Dear White People, HBO’s Insecure, and Starz’s Power. Last year, she won a DGA Award her work on An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win.

This is only the beginning for Mabry, and we look forward to witnessing more wins as she continues her journey!