The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director

(Editor’s Note: Last year on Reel Chicago, we launched a celebration of Black Chicago talent in advertising, film, TV and music called “The Reel Black List.” This year, we have decided to expand the popular feature nationwide in Reel 360.) LA-based Hilliard Guess is a talented writer, producer, director and podcaster. He currently writes on … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director”

WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter

The Writers Guild of America West Committee of Black Writers has sent a powerful letter to Hollywood’s networks and studios, addressing the systematic and systemic racism that has permeated the industry. The Co-Chairs, comprised of Michelle Amor, Hilliard Guess and Bianca Sams, felt it was time to send a strong message, coming on the heels … Continue reading “WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter”

Michelle Amor, TV Writer, Screenwriting Professor

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. After losing her beloved grandmother, … Continue reading “Michelle Amor, TV Writer, Screenwriting Professor”

‘American Soul’ energizes the spirit of Don Cornelius

Ensemble drama celebrates how “the coolest brother on TV” united a community through music, dance, and fashion Fans endured a cold rain while waiting for a sneak peek at the first episode of American Soul in Chicago last Tuesday night, but the discomfort was worth it. After all, Don Cornelius overcame much greater hassles while … Continue reading “‘American Soul’ energizes the spirit of Don Cornelius”