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At present, 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 Technology, 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, inside the magnificence business, via the lens of the profitable Black girls 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 inside 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 facet of magnificence – hair, pores and skin, and make-up – via the lens of a number of the magnificence business’s most iconic game-changers. The Black Magnificence Impact peels again the attractive glow we see in ads to inform the ugly truths which have plagued the sweetness business for a lot 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. Contributors 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, Government 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 Cosmo Julee Wilson, Sr. Magnificence Editor of InStyle Kayla Graves, Magnificence Director for InStyle Maya Allen, actress, singer, creator and activist Amber Riley, Editor-In-Chief of Attract Jessica Merciless, Digital Hair Editor for Attract Jihan 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 Superb, 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.

The Black Magnificence Impact is one in every of my dream initiatives,” stated collection 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 rely, and I’ve skilled the nice, the unhealthy, and the ugly of what it’s like being a Black girl and navigating the sweetness area. 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 gentle to our impression. Comcast Xfinity has been superb, and we couldn’t have requested for a greater companion who not solely believes in our story but additionally put their full help behind Black filmmakers.”

“We’re thrilled to work with creator Andrea Lewis and FaceForward Productions to convey 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, Government Director, Multicultural Video & Leisure, Xfinity Shopper Providers and Government Producer of The Black Magnificence Impact. “Via 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 vital change.”

The Black Magnificence Impact is directed by Kwanza Nicole Gooden and produced by FaceForward Productions. The collection was created by Andrea Lewis, who serves as Government Producer together with CJ Faison, Jackie Aina, and Kahlana Barfield Brown. Emmy-nominated Takara Joseph and Summer season Griffiths (Scale Productions) function producers, alongside Andrena Hale as showrunner.

Attendees of this yr’s American Black Movie Competition (ABFF) loved a particular sneak-preview screening and intimate dialogue round The Black Magnificence Impacton Thursday, June 16. Throughout the panel, collection creator Andrea Lewis, magnificence knowledgeable Kahlana Barfield Brown, pure hair entrepreneur Whitney White ([email protected]), and Emmy-nominated government producer CJ Faison highlighted Black girls and their super impression on the sweetness business, regardless of historical past’s erasure of their tales.

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The Black Magnificence Impact collection to life to proceed uplifting and amplifying the majesty and ingenuity of Black girls. This collection units the stage to create a cultural motion worldwide, honoring Black girls’s contributions and deeply embedded affect within the magnificence business. Within the spirit of our firm’s mission to seize the shared human expertise via one forward-facing, culturally-nuanced lens, we knew becoming a member of forces with Andrea Lewis and Comcast would provide the proper 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. Out there 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 in every of its type 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 to study extra concerning the Black Expertise on Xfinity and different Black programming accessible on X1, Flex, and the Xfinity Stream app.

For extra info on The Black Magnificence Impact, go to %40blackbeautyeffect 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 akin 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 Technology and have become identified around the globe as “Hazel” as thousands and thousands of North Individuals tuned in every week to observe 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 collection’ “Black Actress”. Lewis has continued to create as a filmmaker, with a number of internet collection, quick 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 advised from the views of individuals of colour. FaceForward Productions works to raise the voices of these typically missed by capturing the shared human expertise via one forward-facing, culturally-nuanced lens. Flagship initiatives like FaceForward Productions’ critically acclaimed quick movie, Junebug, and the ode to Black girls’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 around the globe.


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