Barris Delivers on Blackish Promise

A few months ago, Kenya Barris pledged to address more difficult topics on Blackish than in the prior season. He made good on that promise with “Lemons” which aired January 11th. Diving deep into the aftermath of the election, the entire Johnson family dealt with the Trump victory over Hillary Clinton.

Moonlight Big Winner at Globes

Donald Glover took one home for acting in Atlanta, Viola Davis for Fences, Traci Ellis Ross for Blackish and Barry Jenkins for Best Drama Picture for Moonlight. The Golden Globes ceremony recognized the best of both film and television from 2016.  Moving speeches all around and a first time win for

Katrina O’Gilvie Remembers August Wilson

Admittedly, I was not intimately versed in his writing before I first met Mr. Wilson in the early 1990’s. I knew about him, but hadn’t seen or read his plays before I met Russell Andrews, who later became my husband. Russell was one of Mr. Wilson’s “horses,” as his trusted

Jones-Clark New SVP of Global Talent Dev at Universal

Universal Pictures has a new exec in charge of Diversity and Inclusion. Janine Jones-Clark is leaving ABC’s Talent Development division to take over D & I for Universal’s film divisions overseeing their internal writing fellowship, Sundance and AFI programs as well as employee recruitment efforts. At ABC, Jones-Clark was part of

Golden Globes Showcases Color

The 2017 Golden Globes airs this Sunday night on NBC and given that 2016 was a better year for talent of color than we’ve seen in a long time anticipation will be high to see who will take home the awards.  Thankfully this year the diversity on display isn’t just relegated

Justina Machado Takes It One Day At A Time

After years of playing the sidekick, the wife, the sister, and the friend, Justina Machado is heading up her own tv series in Norman Lear’s reboot of his hit show from the late 70’s One Day At A Time. It’s not the first time Justina has fronted a series, she