Issa Rae is still rooting for everyone black. The Insecure creator just inked a deal for ColorCreative with Columbia Pictures.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
The deal will function as part mentorship program, part studio diversity initiative, under which selected participants will work with Rae and the studio to develop and write features based on their original ideas. Participants will be announced in the spring of 2019.
The Black community is severely underrepresented and hopefully this is the catalyst for change.
“Working with Bryan Smiley and Columbia Pictures to further the mission ColorCreative set out to achieve four years ago in creating access for underrepresented writers, has been a dream come true,” said Rae. “All of the projects we are working on are fresh and promising and we can’t wait to continue the work. We hope to set a precedent and inspire the industry at large to invest in undiscovered talent, original IP, and fresh stories and perspectives.”
Issa, holla at cha girl!