Global Platforms Offer Opportunities for Shows From Black Talent

Global Platforms Offer Opportunities for Shows From Black Talent
In a panel discussion, titled “The Black experience: Creating community and diversity in the scripted industry,” hosted by Mia market in Rome on Saturday, TV executives discussed the opportunities for Black talent in television and the challenges they face.

Panellists Mo Abudu, CEO of Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media, and French-African artist Nicholle Kobi began by pointing to examples of Black shows that had inspired them, such as Issa Rae’s “Insecure” and Michaela Coel’s “I May Destroy You.” Abudu said that the Covid-19 lockdown also provided her with an opportunity to look back at older shows, like Craig Wright’s family drama “Greenleaf,” and appreciate the storytelling, but also to think about “how we would do it now.”

Abudu commented that it was important for Black producers and talent to work in a wide range of genre. She mentioned shows such as the Jordan Peele produced horror drama “Lovecraft Country
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