colorism

Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with acclaimed filmmaker D. Channsin Berry, rising teen filmmaker Temple Lester and singer-actress Deborah Joy Winans. 

True Colors Theatre Company

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play now through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

Saturday morning on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with Lillian Grace Jackson about her seminar series taking place Saturday afternoons between January 11th - February 15th from 3pm - 5pm at the SE Branch Atlanta Public Library.  

Ms. Jackson explains that this seminar series is part of her Girls Scouts Gold Award Project, and she wanted to focus on challenges faced by African American women and others who have brown skin.

Former STAR showrunner Karin Gist is teaming up with Lee Daniels again for a new FOX drama based on Lawrence Otis Graham‘s book Our Kind of People.

 

In 2017, FOX began working with Empire produce Wendy Calhoun on a scripted series about “a multi-generational family dynasty from Chicago whose dark secrets threaten to rip it apart.”

 

Now Gist and Daniels are redeveloping the project with a new storyline:

 

“Empire” star Gabourey Sidibe can now add director to her long list of accomplishments. The Oscar-nominated actress is behind a new short film that puts a twist on the Nina Simone classic tune, “Four Women.”

 

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