Queen Latifah-Produced TV Show For Black Women Ignored By Networks?

Originally posted on Black America Web:

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Writer Lena Waithe (pictured below) made waves in the film world as the producer of the independent film “Dear White People” alongside director Justin Simien. Waithe also enjoyed measurable success as the writer of the viral comedy YouTube clip “Sh-t Black Girls Say.” Now, Waithe has partnered up with Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit production company for her new series, “Twenties”  — but it appears networks are passing on the show because they feel it doesn’t have an audience.

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Waithe spoke last week with IndieWire’s Shadow and Act, a blog focused on African-Lena Waithe TwentiesAmerican cinema. Flavor Unit Executive Producer Shelby Stone praised “Twenties” and Waithe explained in the chat how the partnership came about.

From IndieWire:

Shadow and Act: How did Flavor Unit get involved?

LW: My agent sent the script to…

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