Keeping you updated on the latest quality black films and series produced by “us”. There is a new series coming out and we think you’re going to love it. Á La Carte  – written by Breanna Hogan, a Howard University Grad, and a large team comprised of professional #HBCU graduates in a variety of fields.

Á La Carte is an original scripted dramedy (drama + comedy) about the misadventures of the black millennial dating experience and one girl’s journey to the last place she ever thought she would end up…on the side.

The series explores the hyper-sexual superficial, ethically challenged nature of the millennial dating culture and its perilous effects on the self-esteem, integrity, values, and emotional healthy of our generation.

By examining topics such as colorism within the black community, interracial relationships, “daddy issues,” and trends like sugaring (engaging in intergenerational, transactional relationships); the series also forces us to confront some of the self-destructive behavior that contributes to our dating downfalls.

Her main team (as shown above) consisted of nine people (director, Dijon Talton not photographed),  including herself. But the full production, including everyone from styling, hair & make-up, production assistants, and other crew consisted of about 40-50 people. We love a young group of people who are determined to create their own lane. Utilizing their gifts and passion’s to go for what they want. We really wanted to take the time to shout out the team as well as the #HBCU’s that played a role in shaping the next generation of producers, actors, directors, writers and so much more.

As impressed as we were with the production team we are also pretty excited about the cast. There are some names you may recognize and some new one’s we will soon fall in love with. We know you know our boy Kendall Kyndall. He is hilarious on social media and always creating original commentary. He also stared in “Games People Play” on @BET. 

Also featured is La’Myia Good, yes Megan Good’s sister. La’Myia Janae Good–Bellinger is an American singer and actress. Good is best known for her voice work in the blockbuster PlayStation 3 game Killzone 3 as the voice of Jammer and her work with R&B group Isyss. Good has appeared in numerous television shows such as Tall Hopes, Sister, Sister, The Parent ‘Hood, Smart Guy, ER, The Parkers and Judging Amy. She has also appeared in films such as “The Wood” and more recent “Dick Little.” h

Did you guys get a chance to watch the YouTube series “Giants,” executive Produced by James Bland, Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett? Well if you did, you will recognize Moritz Williams, who was cast as “Lawrence”. Moritz J. Williams hails from Dallas, TX . His career began at “The Black Academy of Arts and Letters” theater, performing as the leading man in sold out shows. A former radio host with a magnetic personality, he is definitely one to watch.

One of our big questions was how do you fund a project this size? Breanna received some donations from family and friends, however, majority of the production was funded by Prodigi Arts, which is the production company behind the series with it’s owner, Chris O’Conner serving as Executive Producer. Á La Carte was independently produced by black-owned production company, Prodigi Arts and a production team of young, up-and-comers that are almost all people of color — and majority women. It’s important to tell and support series like Á La Carte because it is important tofeel represented in media and entertainment – both on and off the camera. Oftentimes, Hollywood doesn’t want to make room for us, so we’re kicking the door down and making our own space and opportunities to have a seat at the table. 

Check out our full interview with Breanna and Amanda Frezar

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