Film & TV Producing/Directing
Black film and TV creators have made some praiseworthy strides in 2014 when it comes to quality motion pictures and dramas. Dear White People, Beyond the Lights, Belle, Fruitvale Station, Think Like a Man Too, Selma, 12 Years a Slaves are Black-directed films — whether you liked them or not — that had the social media scene talking. And let’s not forget the primetime TV queen Shonda Rhimes who stays having the world tuned in to Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. These Black creators are widening the doors for fledgling Black directors of color to make their mark, too. For the love of God, knock Tyler Perry out the way and create art with more dynamic Black characters.