NEW DIGITAL COMEDY SERIES “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK” – WHAT IF YOU SAID WHAT YOU WERE REALLY THINKING AT WORK?
DAYTIME EMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR TO RELEASE NEW DIGITAL COMEDY SERIES “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK”
The celebration of Black Women’s History Month continues next month as digital comedy series Unapologetically Black is set to release on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET on YouTube. The series was created by Takara Joseph, the producer behind the critically acclaimed digital series Giants, which was recently nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards, including outstanding drama series. Additionally, Joseph’s production team and crew was made up of mostly women and people of color. #BlackGirlMagic
Unapologetically Black is a scripted 6-part short form, digital comedy series starring Greenleaf’s Terri Abney as Anyka, a 30-something ambitious but secretly insecure black woman who struggles to find her place in Corporate America. Anyka’s typical work week is riddled with uncomfortable exchanges with her racially insensitive co-workers, such as being asked to change her natural hair to something that is more “professional” … whatever that means, or being repeatedly mistaken for the other black girl in the office despite a difference in complexion, height and literally everything else. To cope with her internal conflict of wanting to both remain true to her culture and also climb the corporate ladder in a predominantly-white work environment, Anyka develops an alter ego through which she learns to become unapologetically black.
“When I first decided to start wearing my natural hair, I would get the most outrageous and offensive comments from my white co-workers,” said Joseph. “As disheartening as those situations were for me, once I realized that they were shared by countless other black women across Corporate America, I knew this was a story worth telling.”
Unapologetically Black was created by Joseph and produced under her production company Silhouette Productions. Joseph is also a producer on the multi award-winning digital series Giants, on which she made her directorial debut. The series recently won seven Indie Series Awards, including Best Drama Series. Giants’ first two seasons streamed on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel and recently made its television debut on CleoTV.
Tune in for the release of Unapologetically Black on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET at unapologeticseries.com.
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ABOUT SILHOUETTE PRODUCTIONS
Silhouette Productions is an LA-based independent production company focused on telling impactful stories that explore the human experience and drive conversation. The company was co-founded in 2016 by Takara Joseph and Jasmin Vaughan, who each brought experience developing and producing scripted and unscripted content across digital and multimedia platforms. For more information, visit silhouetteprods.com.
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