This primary-of-its-kind docuseries examines the Black ladies who’re serving as catalysts for social change throughout the magnificence business and options mega magnificence influencers and business titans Whitney White, Mikki Taylor, Cara Sabin, Esi Eggleston Bracey,
Sam High quality, Amber Riley, Elaine Welteroth, Jessica Merciless, Kayla Graves, Sir John, Shalom Blac and extra
Premiering completely on Black Expertise on Xfinity channel this fall
Immediately, Comcast NBCUniversal and FaceForward Productions introduced their partnership for the upcoming docuseries The Black Magnificence Impact, releasing this fall completely on the Black Expertise on Xfinity channel, a first-of-its-kind vacation spot of Black leisure, motion pictures, TV reveals, information and extra. From creator and government producers Andrea Lewis (Degrassi: The Subsequent Era, Black Actress), Emmy-nominee CJ Faison (Giants & Junebug), and Jackie Aina and Kahlana Barfield Brown, the docuseries will carefully look at the social change, previous and current, throughout the magnificence business, by way of the lens of the profitable Black ladies who’ve led the cost.
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The Black Magnificence Impact is a three-part docuseries capturing the present evolution, revolution, and disruption happening throughout the magnificence business. Black magnificence influencers, celebrities, and entrepreneurs have taken up the torch handed down from their pioneering predecessors. Every hour-long episode examines a unique side of magnificence – hair, pores and skin, and make-up – by way of the lens of a few of the magnificence business’s most iconic game-changers. The Black Magnificence Impact peels again the beautiful glow we see in commercials to inform the ugly truths which have plagued the sweetness business for much too lengthy.
That includes candid conversations with model executives, superstar make-up artists, magnificence editors, and extra, the docuseries focuses on the impression influencers have had on the business’s altering notion of magnificence. Members embody magnificence influencers and EPs Jackie Aina and Kahlana Barfield Brown, former Editor-In-Chief of ESSENCE Mikki Taylor, influencer and Co-Founding father of Melanin Hair Care Whitney White, Govt Vice President and COO of North America Magnificence and Private Care at Unilever Esi Eggleston Bracey, NY Instances bestselling creator, journalist and the second youngest editor in Condé Nast historical past Elaine Welteroth, CEO of Sundial Manufacturers Cara Sabin, Magnificence Director of CosmoJulee Wilson, Sr. Magnificence Editor of InStyleKayla Graves, Magnificence Director for InStyleMaya Allen, actress, singer, creator and activist Amber Riley, Editor-In-Chief of AttractJessica Merciless, Digital Hair Editor for AttractJihan Forbes, Inventive Advertising Supervisor at Instagram Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli, make-up artist, creator and the primary Black spokesperson and ambassador for Revlon and Covergirl Sam High quality, VP of Advertising at Thrive Causemetics Tiffani Carter, superstar hairstylist, magnificence knowledgeable and entrepreneur Kim Kimble, visionary hairstylist Ursula Stephen, superstar hairstylist Chuck Amos, influencer Shalom Blac, magnificence vlogger and activist Nyma Tang, magnificence influencer Ellarie, mannequin, influencer and entrepreneur Choyce Brown, drag queen and comic Bob The Drag Queen, Founding father of The Lip Bar Melissa Butler, co-founder of Topicals Olamide Olowe, founding father of Marsha’s Makeovers and MUA Marsha Web page, VP of Advertising at Ulta Magnificence Karla Davis, CEO and founding father of Ami Colé Diarrha N’Diaye, CEO and co-founder of Mented Cosmetics KJ Miller, Inventive Director of L’Oreal Sir John, Director of Face & Multicultural Magnificence at L’Oreal Balanda Atis, CEO of Black Opal Cosmetics Desiree Rogers, Founding father of Carol’s Daughter Lisa Worth, proprietor of Aglow Dermatology Dr. Dina Strachan, Professor within the Division of American Research at California State College, Fullerton Kristin Rowe, Affiliate Professor of Sociology Sabrina Strings PH.D., board licensed award-winning dermatologist and AAD fellow Dr. Jeanine Downie and extra.
“TheBlack Magnificence Impact is one among my dream initiatives,” stated sequence creator Andrea Lewis. “As somebody who grew up within the tv and movie business, I’ve sat in additional make-up chairs than I can depend, and I’ve skilled the nice, the dangerous, and the ugly of what it’s like being a Black girl and navigating the sweetness house. I’ve at all times needed to create a narrative that captured the fullness of our impression within the magnificence business, from the superstar make-up artists, the Black magnificence editors, and the numerous magnificence content material creators. They’ve all been part of bringing mild to our impression. Comcast Xfinity has been wonderful, and we couldn’t have requested for a greater companion who not solely believes in our story but in addition put their full help behind Black filmmakers.”
“We’re thrilled to work with creator Andrea Lewis and FaceForward Productions to deliver the unique premiere of The Black Magnificence Impact to the Black Expertise on Xfinity channel, furthering our company-wide mission of investing in genuine Black tales and amplifying voices that need to be heard,” stated Keesha Boyd, Govt Director, Multicultural Video & Leisure, Xfinity Shopper Providers and Govt Producer of The Black Magnificence Impact. “By means of this partnership, we hope to focus on and have a good time the contributions of the Black group to the sweetness business, whereas additionally shine a light-weight on the tales of the ladies who pushed for essential change.”
TheBlack Magnificence Impact is directed by Kwanza Nicole Gooden and produced by FaceForward Productions. The sequence was created by Andrea Lewis, who serves as Govt Producer together with CJ Faison, Jackie Aina, and Kahlana Barfield Brown. Emmy-nominated Takara Joseph and Summer time Griffiths (Scale Productions) function producers, alongside Andrena Hale as showrunner.
Attendees of this yr’s American Black Movie Pageant (ABFF) loved a particular sneak-preview screening and intimate dialogue round TheBlack Magnificence Impacton Thursday, June 16. In the course of the panel, sequence creator Andrea Lewis, magnificence knowledgeable Kahlana Barfield Brown, pure hair entrepreneur Whitney White (aka@Naptural85), and Emmy-nominated government producer CJ Faison highlighted Black ladies and their large impression on the sweetness business, regardless of historical past’s erasure of their tales.
“The FaceForward Productions group jumped on the alternative to government produce and produce
The Black Magnificence Impact sequence to life to proceed uplifting and amplifying the majesty and ingenuity of Black ladies. This sequence units the stage to create a cultural motion worldwide, honoring Black ladies’s contributions and deeply embedded affect within the magnificence business. Within the spirit of our firm’s mission to seize the shared human expertise by way of one forward-facing, culturally-nuanced lens, we knew becoming a member of forces with Andrea Lewis and Comcast would supply the right partnership,” stated CJ Faison, Founder/ CEO, FaceForward Productions.
Black Expertise on Xfinity is a first-of-its-kind vacation spot of Black leisure, motion pictures, TV reveals, information and extra. Accessible at dwelling on Xfinity X1 and Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app, the Black Expertise on Xfinity options unique and high-quality content material from Comcast NBCUniversal and different main studios, along with content material from a lot of Xfinity’s current community companions, at no extra price to Xfinity prospects. The channel is the one one among its sort endorsed by the African American Movie Critics Affiliation (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of Black movie critics that provides annual awards for excellence in movie and tv.
Xfinity prospects can entry the Black Expertise on channel 1622 or just say “Black Expertise” into the Voice Distant to immediately benefit from the final in Black storytelling. Go to https://www.xfinity.com/be taught/digital-cable-tv/black-experience to be taught extra in regards to the Black Expertise on Xfinity and different Black programming out there on X1, Flex, and the Xfinity Stream app.
For extra data on The Black Magnificence Impact, go to @blackbeautyeffect on social media and proceed the dialog utilizing the hashtag #BlackBeautyEffect.
About Comcast Company
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About Andrea Lewis
Earlier than celebrating her sixteenth birthday, Andrea Lewis had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights comparable to Diahann Carroll in The Natalie Cole Story and Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya Angelou in her directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Down within the Delta. After wrapping up on the Disney film Cadet Kelly alongside Hilary Duff, Lewis quickly spent 6 seasons on the hit present Degrassi: The Subsequent Era and have become recognized all over the world as “Hazel” as tens of millions of North People tuned in every week to look at Andrea within the Award-winning drama. After Degrassi, she went on to different main roles on Showtime, Nickelodeon and BET.Then taking her profession to a different stage, Lewis began Jungle Wild Productions, the place she wrote, starred in and produced the award-winning internet sequence’ “Black Actress”. Lewis has continued to create as a filmmaker, with a number of internet sequence, brief movies, tv pilots and digital content material.
About FaceForward Productions
Emmy-nominated government producer, founder and CEO, CJ Faison, began FaceForward Productions in 2018 to create universally groundbreaking content material informed from the views of individuals of coloration. FaceForward Productions works to raise the voices of these typically ignored by capturing the shared human expertise by way of one forward-facing, culturally-nuanced lens. Flagship initiatives like FaceForward Productions’ critically acclaimed brief movie, Junebug, and the ode to Black ladies’s ingenuity, The Black Magnificence Impact, exhibit a various but deeply shifting slate of content material. FaceForward Productions creates masterfully crafted content material that spark cultural moments all over the world.
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