Issa Rae launches initiative for writers of color
YouTube sensation Issa Rae has launched a new initiative to help people of color break into the film industry.
“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” creator created the Color Creative to give “great writes of color and platform and an audience.”
“I get irritated when others are in a position where they can help others and they don’t pay it forward,” Issa toldSister 2 Sister. “I think that’s the most important part.” […]
“First,” the brainchild of Jahmela Biggs, is one of the projects Issa is supporting. It’s a Webseries about falling in love.
“I really, really liked it. It has ‘90s sensibilities in the way that I enjoyed Love Jones so much and it reminded me a lot of it,” the “Exhale” co-host said.
The third episode of the Web series premieres Wednesday on Issa’s YouTube channel.
In addition to creating and supporting multiple webseries, Issa said she’s also working on a collection of essays. She’s also producing a series for HBO.
Sounds like Issa Rae has the right idea.
What can Hollywood do to make sure that opportunities of available for people of color?
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