Tyler Perry to hire new directors and writers

At the beginning of 2020, Tyler Perry was criticized when he bragged that he’s the only writer and director of all of his many television shows and movies. It appears that the founder and CEO of the gargantuan Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta has pivoted from the previous posture that he has “no writer’s room.” […]

Issa Rae inks a new deal with a major production company

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Our favorite awkward Black girl Issa Rae is taking diversity head-on. Rae, who is best known for her popular HBO series “Insecure,” is among the new class of Black female creatives who are shifting the playing field. We all know that there is a major lack of diversity and representation on screen, and it remains a prevalent […]

Tamika Newhouse says writers are the real rockstars

When you hear the word author, your brain doesn’t conjure up images of celebrity sightings, red carpets and hot parties, but Litish, a new artistic resource, wants to glitz and glam to that picture. Litish is adding The Literary Experience to the CIAA itinerary this year with a savvy author’s brunch and panel. The social will include a panel of successful women in business […]

Tamika Newhouse talks 5 year plan for AAMBC

Self-published best-selling author Tamika Newhouse is paving a new road for writers to showcase their skills on a national platform. As the founder and president of African Americans on the Move Book Club, she provides an online book club and radio show for avid readers across the U.S. For the past three years, Newhouse has been touring […]