African-American Television Writers: Breaking Barriers & Creating History

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The Black Track: Jacque Edmonds Cofer
Despite industry admonishments to African-American writers to aim for the mainstream, it is possible to build a career based on an all-black cast show – as Jacque Edmonds Cofer has done. “Martin,” “Living Single,” “Moesha,” “Abby,” “All About the Andersons” and BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” all owe their success to Cofer’s writing and producing. Cofer has received NAACP Image awards and has been recognized for her service outside of showbiz. Cofer and her husband James Cofer, Jr. also develop faith-based film projects through their venture ChristianCinema.

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