Amazon Originals Lack Leads of Color

It’s strange to think that Amazon, arguably the world’s largest online retailer which serves communities everywhere, would have a lineup of original series that don’t seek to serve those communities. Going off of the promo materials for Amazon’s 32 scripted series (see photo), only one — a show from India called

Golden Globes Misses Out

If hearing the Globe nominations left you disappointed, disheartened, and generally questioning whether you even care who wins in January, you are not alone. This year’s nominations are a by the numbers, old fashioned list of insiders.  Missing from the list? Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick, Mudbound scribe Virgil Wililams

Bruce Evans Upped to EVP of Current at NBC

Congratulations to Bruce Evans who was upped to EVP of Current at NBC.  In his over 20 years at the network Bruce has overseen some of NBC’s biggest franchises including Law and Order and Days Of Our Lives, as well as top series like The Black List.  His predecessor, Vernon

Revivals Fail to Deliver

The updated versions of both Will and Grace and Curb Your Enthusiasm premiered last week with disappointing results. The series may or may not be your cup of comedy tea, but what was painfully revealed is that selfish white people comedy does not play in the current climate.  Will and

Big Emmy Wins in Diversity

With Emmy wins for Best Comedy Writer, Director, and Drama Actor going to Lena Waithe, Donald Glover, and Sterling K. Brown respectively, what could have been a predictable night was punctuated with some dramatic firsts that left us hopeful for more inclusivity in the future. Lena Waithe’s heartfelt speech about telling

North Shore Controversy Flares Over Evita Casting

North Shore Theater is mounting a production of Evita without any LatinX actors. After a year of outrage about whitewashing and cultural mis-appropriation, the producers seem to be tone deaf to the discussion happening around them.  Granted, Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin kicked off the “white actor playing brown character