- Shattered perceptions of racism
- Creative Writing: film & television writing
- Film Production
- Teen Violence / Street Gangs
- Manhood in America
- Teen violence & family issues: Where are you Going?
- Today is the day … your audience is waiting!
M. Rutledge McCall an investigative journalist, ghostwriter, editor, screenwriter, executive producer as well as being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
McCall’s work is in development as a major motion picture.
His nonfiction book about street gangs was published to international acclaim. Titled Slipping Into Darkness: A True Story From the
American Ghetto, the story details the nearly year and a half McCall spent living in South Central L.A., Compton and Watts.
During that time, gang members were sending bullet-riddled corpses to county morgues at the rate of one every 12 hours.
After spending months in gang turf on a regular basis, sufficient mutual trust grew between him and gang members that they allowed him to be involved in every aspect of their lives: To go where they went, to see what they saw, to move among them as no white outsider ever before.
By 2010, street gangs such as La Eme (the Mexican Mafia) and the
BGF (Black Guerrilla Family) had spread into and gained virtual free reign of the nation’s prisons, where Latinos far outnumber Blacks, and violence between the two had risen to alarming levels.
This is a true story of the more innocent days, 18 years earlier, when a white writer moved freely among the gangs of South Central L.A. during the year that encompassed some of the most violent episodes ever to grip Los Angeles: the Rodney King beating and the trial of the police officers involved, the Latasha Harlins murder by a Korean grocer, and the deadliest riot in modern American history.
His incredible saga details the time he spent, from early 1991 to mid 1992, living in the largest, most violent ghetto in America: After spending months in gang turfs on a regular basis, gang members developed sufficient trust in him that they allowed him to be involved in every aspect of their lives.
This ordeal not only shattered his perceptions of racism in America today, it shattered his entire life.
He is dedicated to men-all of us, all colors, all nationalities: we must learn to shoulder our responsibilities as men together, or abandon each other and allow our roles and effectiveness to further diminish.
He has been featured on numerous TV shows, including “Larry King Live,” “NBC Today,” BBC, PBS, CNN News, KNBC News, KCET’s “LIFE AND TIMES: Thinkers, Shakers and Newsmakers” and others, as well as several international radio programs.
He has ghostwritten, edited, overseen the editorial work on, and/or
represented for all literary endeavors, 39 high profile authors and 54 book projects, in genres that include Biography, Business/Sales, Christian Living, Drama/Fiction, History, Medical Narrative/Mystery, Money Management, Sociology, Sports, Thriller/Fiction, and Theology.
McCall speaks, on topics including family issues, manhood in America, teen violence, creative writing, film and television writing and producing, and entertainment management.
He is committed to using his talents and extensive writing, speaking and entertainment industry experience solely for the purpose of
raising the standard of communication and entertainment to the highest
He is dedicated to working on projects that are anchored by the
foundation of truth, lifted on the wings of hope, and pulsing with the
undercurrent of redemption. Books, movies and TV shows from which people will come away changed and uplifted, with the realization that there is a higher way to live, to think, and to behave.
Books by M. Rutledge McCall