ALLBLK showrunners Deshawn Plair and Sade Oyinade are thriving in their roles

Deshawn Plair and Sade Oyinade are two dynamic African American female writers and producers based in Los Angeles. The two co-own Flower Ave. Films, where they create compelling original stories with broad appeal to reflect their diverse backgrounds. Plair and Oyinade serve as executive producers, showrunners, and writers of the ALLBLK comedy series “For the […]

‘Power’ show creator Courtney Kemp on women rising, winning NAACP Image Awards

Courtney Kemp created a modern masterpiece with the hit series “Power,” where mayhem, murder, mystique, mendacity and raw sensuality are intermingled into one electrifying show. The series catapulted the careers of Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton, Michel Rainey Jr. and others. One shudders to think this spellbinding NAACP Image Award-winning series almost didn’t come […]

Hit producer Shonda Rhimes reveals why she ditched ABC for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes felt like she was “dying” working in network television. The 50-year-old producer — who created the hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” — has revealed she quit ABC to join Netflix in 2017 because the streaming platform gave her more freedom. Recalling her conversation with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Rhimes explained: “The first thing […]