Why Black Actress was created:
Andrea Lewis has been in the entertainment business her entire life. As an actress she has experienced the ups and downs of the entertainment industry. After dealing with the stereotypes and situations that black actresses face over and over, the idea for Black Actress was born.
The mockumentary style series is a depiction of Lewis’ and other prominent black actresses everyday struggle to succeed in an industry that thrives on stereotypes.
Who is the Black Actress?:
Black Actress will follow the life of “Kori Bailey” played by Andrea Lewis, as she struggles with the pursuit of getting her big break. Having mediocre success on a television series as a teenager, Bailey is relentless in following her dreams to become a star. Even with auditions being sparse and stereotypes running wild she refuses to get lost in the sauce and classified as just another “black actress”.
Black Actress will be a 10 episode series featured on the Issa Rae Productions YouTube channel. With the successes of web series like The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and RoomieLoverFriends, people have shown that there is a demand for unique stories and relatable characters online.
Kori Bailey will be played by Andrea Lewis (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Cadet Kelly, The Natalie Cole Story) and feature a short interview with familiar black actress in each episode (Tatyana Ali, Tracee Ellis Ross, etc.).
The Black Actress Team:
Creator/Writer/Executive Producer – Andrea Lewis
Executive Producer – Brian Walker
Producers – Issa Rae and Benoni Tagoe
Director – Michael Pinckney
Why we need Indie Go-Go:
In order to have the best crew and to create an amazing show, we need your financial support!
Budget Items Breakdown:
• Camera Equipment
• Lighting Equipment
• Sound Equipment
• Craft Services
• Production Design
• Publicity/Marketing Costs
Any donation would help our project tremendously and no contribution is too small. On behalf of our cast and crew, we would like to thank you for your support. We look forward to entertaining you all for Season One of Black Actress.
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Additional Campaign Content
Tatyana Ali talks about stereotypes of Black Actresses
Issa Rae & Andrea Lewis: Black women on TV back in the day vs. today
Chescaleigh & Andrea Lewis: I hate Auditions! #BlackActress