The web is the new TV, as we’ve said many times on S&A. And content creators from under-represented groups are taking full advantage, which is a good thing! If you’re not seeing yourself on screen (Broadcast TV and at the movie theater), the burden is on you to create those images of yourself that you want to see, especially now that the tools of creation and distribution have become much more accessible.
A new web series that profiles entrepreneurial artists, aptly titled, The Artrepreneurs.
It comes from writer & director Vishnu J. Seesahai, whose name you might recall; he wrote and directed a feature film titled Candid (described as “The 1-Man-Movie,” because it was written, directed, shot, acted, and edited all by one man), which we highlighted last fall, when it premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
I don’t think I’m spoiling the story by saying that Northup was eventually a free man again, which officially happened on January 4, 1853 – 160 years ago, almost exactly. Today is the 12th of January, so we missed this by 8 days. But close enough.