Issa Rae (Courtesy Image)

Entertainment mogul, community advocate and local resident Issa Rae was recently named by Time Magazine as one of the leaders working to close the racial wealth gap.   

 Rae told TIME that her plans for 2024 include the development of at least two new projects for HBO. She also talked about her recent success in the film” American Fiction” and opened up about the ups and downs and challenges she experienced in 2023 including scoring major roles, show cancellations, layoffs resulting from the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, and more. 

 In her interview, Rae said, “I’ve never seen Hollywood this scared and clueless, and at the mercy of Wall Street.” 

  Last year, the Hoorae CEO watched as her “RAP SH!T” show was cancelled by Warner Bros./Discovery after just two seasons. She also was disappointed as she witnessed Hollywood renege on promises to increase representation and diversity.