Emma, Oprah, David and Water

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What do Needell, Winfrey, Oyelowo and Screenwriters Colony have in common?

“The Water Man” that is being executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, directed by and starring David Oyelowo. He said to Deadline, “‘The Water Man’ as written by Emma Needell is that rare, beautiful script that can touch your heart and challenge your mind while also lifting your spirits... I feel blessed to be entrusted with bringing [it] to life.” We echo Oyelowo’s sentiment about Emma’s voice and beautiful storytelling. We are proud to celebrate her as an alumna of our 2016 October Colony and excited to see the film on the big screen soon. Congratulations!

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