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RYAN COOGLER (Director/Screenplay by) is a filmmaker from the East Bay Area, California. In 2011 his student short film "Fig," which followed a young street prostitute's fight to keep her daughter safe, won the Director's Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, as well as the 2011 HBO Short Filmmaker Award. "Fig" was broadcast on HBO. Coogler most recently directed "Creed," starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.

His feature length screenplay "Fruitvale," based on the 2009 BART police shooting of Oscar Grant, was selected for the 2012 Sundance January Screenwriter's Lab. In 2013, he directed his own screenplay in the newly titled, critically acclaimed film, "Fruitvale Station."

Coogler still lives in the Bay Area where in addition to making films, he works as a counselor at Juvenile Hall in San Francisco. He earned his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in May 2011.

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