Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History

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Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Waithe won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a...

So Who Thought This Movie Step Sisters Was a Good Idea?

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Satire or not, something just aren’t that funny. And it seems as though Step Sisters, in an attempt to be the new Dear White People, is already garnering a bunch of side-eyes. Directed by Charles Stone III, the movie stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, who plays black...

Lena Waithe’s “Twenties” Headed to BET

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Lena Waithe, writer and producer of “Dear White People,” has just inked a deal to write a pilot script for BET based on her popular YouTube series “Twenties.” Debuted last August, “Twenties” focuses on the experiences of a few twentysomething black women trying to find...

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Acquire Rights to “Dear White People”

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Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the satirical film Dear White People. The film follows the stories of four black students at a university where a riot breaks out over a popular ‘African-American’ themed party thrown by a white fraternity....

V.O.T.D: Women’s Round Table Discussion: The State of Black TV

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Andrea Lewis, actress and singer, recently sat down with Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Numa Perrier to discuss the state of Black TV and how black women are portrayed in contemporary media.

Could ‘TWENTIES’ Be Black Women’s Answer to ‘Girls’?

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Dear networks, why isn’t TWENTIES on TV? Writer/producer Lena Waithe is trying to change the game. After working for Nickelodeon and producing hilarious web series like Hello Cupid and Sh*t Black Girls Say, Waithe is aiming to create a space for more black women to...