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Salim Akil

Director, "Jumping the Broom" & "Sparkle"
Skilled in writing, directing and producing, Salim Akil has established himself in both the television and film industry. Currently, Akil is the series director of the popular spin-off "The Game", having directed more than half of the show's 99 episodes. Akil has also co-written multiple episodes of "The Game" with his wife, Mara Brock Akil, together winning a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. He also directed two feature films, "Jumping the Broom" and "Sparkle", receiving accolades for his directing in both and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture for "Jumping the Broom".