TV's Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood
Reggie Yates travels to LA to meet leading African-American actors, such as Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Caleb Mclaughlin, and writers and showrunners from Lena Waithe to Justin Simien.
Revolutionary change is shaking up the TV industry in Hollywood. A wave of hit shows like Atlanta, Dear White People and Insecure, all with majority African-American casts, are pioneering a new frankness about race and identity.
This film follows Reggie Yates to LA and into this ferociously creative and hugely aspirational new world as he meets leading African-American actors such as Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, True Detective) and Stranger Things star Caleb Mclaughlin, and writers and showrunners from Lena Waithe (Master of None and The Chi) to Justin Simien (Dear White People).
Through entertaining encounters with some of the most exciting talent working in the entertainment industry, Reggie tackles the big questions in Trump’s America that the work coming out of this black renaissance addresses, and he explores his own experiences of working in front of, and behind, the camera.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Interviewed Guest||Mahershala Ali|
|Interviewed Guest||Tre'vell Anderson|
|Interviewed Guest||Terry Crews|
|Interviewed Guest||Alexa Fogel|
|Interviewed Guest||Travon Free|
|Interviewed Guest||Caleb Mclaughlin|
|Interviewed Guest||Justin Simien|
|Interviewed Guest||Lena Waithe|
|Production Company||Swan Films|