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  • Mara Brock Akil, showrunner

    Michael Curtin, Kevin Sanson

    Chapter from the book: Curtin M. & Sanson K. 2017. Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood.

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    Mara Brock Akil, a twenty-year veteran of the television industry, has worked as a writer, producer, and showrunner on series like Moesha and Being Mary Jane. Here Akil delineates the challenges of overseeing an Atlanta-based show from Los Angeles and touches on issues of diversity in the contemporary writers room and industry at large.

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    Curtin M. & Sanson K. 2017. Mara Brock Akil, showrunner. In: Curtin M. & Sanson K, Voices of Labor. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.26.c
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    Published on March 3, 2017

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