January 25, 2020

Feedback from Jocelyn Bioh and Sylvia Jones

Everything But the Burden by Tish Arana (short film)

When culture vultures apply for citizenship on a new planet colonized by black people, three judges must decide how to deal with folks who want everything but the burden.

Featuring James Tang, Keyla McNeely, Rashawn Nadine Scott, @leonard, Tiffany Oglesby, Erica Castillo, and Akilah Walker

Dirty Spoon by Lauren Glover (gothic drama pilot)

In 1930s Savannah, Georgia, blues, jazz, and supernatural forces prevail at rural juke joint The Dirty Spoon. The Spoon’s proud owner, SADIE MACK (30s), fights to save her beloved business—and later her life—after a powerful white man is found murdered on the premises. But in order to do so, she must overcome her hatred of the dead man’s wife—her own white passing sister, Anna.

Featuring Keyla McNeely, Rashawn Nadine Scott, Jonah Wharton, Mike Flood, Akilah Walker, Tiffany Oglesby, and @leonard

Hashtag Roulette by Christina Martin (comedy pilot)

An impulsive reality star seeks to reconnect with her estranged father by running for Senate. Her father? The President of the United States.

Featuring Jonah Wharton, Akilah Walker, Keyla McNeely, Mike Flood, Tiffany Oglesby, Nekia Renee, @leonard, and Rashawn Nadine Scott

Ladylike by Katherine Street (comedy pilot)

A half-hour comedy that follows four old college friends who attempt to redefine womanhood. This diverse, raunchy, and unapologetically feminist series explores life, love and everything in between while passing the Bechdel test with flying colors… most of the time.

Featuring Lakisha May, Akilah Walker, Nekia Renee, Erica Castillo, James Tang, Jonah Wharton, Rashawn Nadine Scott, and Kike Ayodeji