Black ladies have been shaking sh*t up all 12 months.
As if we weren’t working politics, media, company America and entrepreneurship, Black ladies are taking on one other business we’ve largely been shut out: Hollywood. And looking out good whereas doing it, we’d add.
Whereas Hollywood’s C-suite has been overwhelmingly white for many years, there are just a few ladies who’re main in a brand new period for Black creatives and storytellers, alike — as a result of it’s by no means been an absence of expertise, however all the time an absence of alternative. Fortunately, Hollywood is lastly placing its cash the place its mouth is. Meet the Black women who’ve climbed the uppermost echelons of Hollywood’s govt ranks.
Channing Dungey, Chairman of Warner Bros. Tv Group
Channing Dungey is aware of about being first. Earlier than the announcement of her changing into the brand new chairman of Warner Bros. Tv Group, Dungey was named the primary Black president of ABC Leisure in 2016. She helmed the community for 2 years earlier than becoming a member of Netflix as a VP of unique content material.
Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman at Common Studio Group
Earlier this month, Pearlena Igbokwe was promoted from Common TV President to Chairman of Common Studio Group. The business vet, who has labored at Showtime and NBC Leisure, now covers all international facets of TV content material growth and manufacturing for the newly fashioned group inside NBCUniversal’s footprint.
Alana Mayo, President of Orion Footage
MGM is re-launching its label Orion Footage and tapped Alana Mayo as its president, the place she’ll oversee the label’s day-to-day operations, together with growth, acquisitions, bodily and put up manufacturing. Final 12 months, Mayo oversaw the manufacturing of Simply Mercy, the story impressed by civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s combat to free a wrongly condemned loss of life row inmate, as head of manufacturing and growth at Outlier Society.
Tara Duncan, President of Freeform
Producer and former Netflix govt, Tara Duncan, joined Freeform—residence to Grown-ish and The Daring Sort—this 12 months as its new president. Duncan, who launched tetraVision, a movie and tv manufacturing firm, forward of constructing a deal at Hulu, left Netflix in 2018, the place she was a senior artistic govt.
Kathryn Busby, EVP of TriStar Tv
Beforehand Senior Vice President of Improvement at Sony Footage Tv’s boutique manufacturing unit Gemstone Studios, Busby was employed at first of the 12 months to guide TriStar Tv into the brand new decade. Busby’s spectacular checklist of titles additionally contains being a movie producer. She was elected chair of the board of administrators of BAFTA Los Angeles as of 2019.
Nicole Brown, President of TriStar Footage
Nicole Brown was promoted to president of TriStar Footage final week, a 12 months after she was appointed as head of the specialty label. Brown has been instrumental in securing main initiatives for the studio, together with the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Any individual and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Lady King.