• Lena Waithe Wants to Provide a Seat At the Table for Black and Brown LGBTQIA Talent

    7 monthes ago - By Essence

    Emmy-winning television writer, actor and producer Lena Waithe hit the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, reflecting on her success and emphasizing her commitment to building a diverse writers' community in Hollywood.
    Donning ripped jeans, high-tops with bright green laces and a cap turned backward, Waithe spoke to ESSENCE entertainment director Cori Murray about her efforts to identify and nurture talent.
    “It's important to create opportunities for people who have a voice,” said the creator of the Showtime hit series, The Chi. “The problem is really access.”
    Her advice to up-and-coming television...
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