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Has there ever been a better time to be a black female content creator? Conventional logic would say no; after all, filmmaker Ava DuVernay just inked a $100 million dollar deal with Warner Bros., while Shonda Rhimes has moved her evolving empire of successful series to Netflix in a deal reportedly worth $150 million.…

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Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…

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Black Executives in Hollywood Are Still Nearly Nonexistent According to the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” […]

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Tyler Perry The Atlanta-based filmmaker takes the top spot, with $844 million in gross earnings […]

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