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With awards season soon drawing to a close, gold plated statuettes have been doled out at both the Emmys and the Golden Globes to spotlight television’s best and brightest talent.
What these televised award shows also inadvertently showcase is the industry’s continuous lack of diversity, which is made evident every time a nominee’s face flashes on the screen or a winner takes the stage. Black web series are poised to fill that gaping deficiency by offering multidimensional content created for and by Black storytellers.
“As a friend of mine has stated, ‘Black people are in a famine when it comes to content for us. The appetite for images of ourselves is bigger than the current offering,” said Dennis Dortch via email. “This hole in the market has allowed us to offer an alternative not currently found on television or film, for those who are technically savvy.”