Filmmaker and showrunner Michael A. Pinckney has been signed by Shakir Entertainment Management.

Pinckney has worked as Spike Lee’s 1st assistant director and on Lee Daniels’ Precious. He also was the second assistant director for All Eyez on Me. Pinckney is the founder of Black Noise Media, a television, film production company based in New York City.

Pinckney had his first full-length feature film released by Lionsgate called You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You in 2012, Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

He also has a new television series called Sole Kings that is set to premiere on Bric TV on October 2.