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Rishi Rajani’s Inclusive Leadership Shines at Tribeca Film Festival

At the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, I had the pleasure of meeting Rishi Rajani, the CEO and president of Film/TV Productions at Hillman Grad Productions. Contrary to my initial impression based on his social media presence, Rishi turned out to be warm and inclusive. His first words to me were a compliment on my new glasses, and it reminded me of the quote from the film “Goodfellas” – “You’ll like this guy. He’s all right. He’s a goodfella, one of us.” Rishi’s inclusive nature aligns with what I’ve heard about Lena Waithe and how the company operates. Both and the company

“TWENTIES” on BET Returns With The Secret Sauce!

Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, and Gabrielle Graham are the three actresses holding it down in “TWENTIES” which is now entering its second season. The show follows ‘Hattie,’(Jonica T. Gibbs) a masculine-presenting queer African-American woman in her twenties, and her two straight best friends, ‘Marie’ (Christina Elmore) and ‘Nia’ (Gabrielle Graham), as they try to find their footing in life, love, and the professional world in Los Angeles. Because the show is so popular, BET will premiere a new half-hour series touching on key themes explored in “Twenties” titled “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott” which will showcase the media personality

Best Films of 2019

Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera.