, 2023-01-05 19:27:04,
January 5th is National Screenwriter’s Day. This holiday celebrates the forgotten dynamos who work diligently to bring us the bodies of work we enjoy so much.
A quick Google search will highlight the vast array of distinguished black screenwriters who have impacted the film and entertainment industry. As there is a flourishing of rising black writers who are blazing their own trail, they are standing on the shoulders of innovators who laid out the ground for them to tread. They bring underrepresented stories to the fore in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and unique to watch.
Below are eight talented screenwriters who have positively reshaped and reshaped Hollywood.
Jordan Peele has invoked an alternative approach to viewing blacks in thrillers. Directing, producing and writing Us, Not, The candy man Y Wendell and Wildehe has cultivated a film canon that is iconic and electric to watch.
For quite some time, Shonda Rhimes has done it all. From dominating ABC with various shows to bringing her talent to Netflix with the Bridgerton franchise, Rhimes strives to move away from stereotypical portrayals of people while empowering viewers through layered and exciting storytelling.
Robert Townsend is a multi-talented writer who personified the term “creative” before its time…
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