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Friday, Apr. 16, 2021
Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money, and just hoping for a chance to be discovered.
"It was about 'I just want the exposure. I need the right person to see me and see my work' and I feel like I can deliver from there," she said. "And then...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
With this season’s The Road To Emmy series now squarely in our rearview mirror, this issue of SHOOT takes a look back at a TV awards season like no other during the unprecedented times of a pandemic and society’s reckoning with racial injustice.
Our feature story includes...
Wednesday, May. 20, 2020
"The Lovebirds" stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are two of the most exciting voices working in film and television today, as actors, writers and creators. Rae's "Insecure" and Nanjiani's "The Big Sick" are both vibrant, stimulating and fresh and rooted deeply in the diversity of their own...
Friday, Apr. 24, 2020
Jay Ellis' popularity thanks to his role as Lawrence on "Insecure" is still going strong as the show marks its fourth season: Check social media on Sunday nights, when the HBO comedy airs, and there's a good chance you'll see #LawrenceHive trending.
Although "Insecure's" star and creator...
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020
The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's return had to be delayed.
But for good reason.
She filmed two movies ("The Photograph," "The Lovebirds"). She...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in "The Photograph."
Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day...
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."
So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The comic-writer-...
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence.
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday.
Smith’s The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.
More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when...
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017
The response to season one of Issa Rae's HBO series, "Insecure," was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show's male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on.
It sparked the age...