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[08/05/20 - 08:30 AM]
HBO Documentary Films in Production on a Two-Part Documentary "Seen & Heard," Exploring and Celebrating Black Television and Voices in Entertainment
The documentary will offer cultural commentary about representation in black storytelling and feature interviews with actors, showrunners, writers, celebrities and other notable influencers as well as verité-driven segments and inventive use of archival material.







SEEN & HEARD (HBO)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/5/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, August 2020) HBO Documentary Films is currently in production on SEEN & HEARD, a two-part documentary exploring the history of Black television as seen through the eyes of trailblazers who wrote, produced, created and starred in groundbreaking series of the past and present. The documentary will offer cultural commentary about representation in black storytelling and feature interviews with actors, showrunners, writers, celebrities and other notable influencers as well as verité-driven segments and inventive use of archival material. The featured participants will reflect on their own experiences watching African Americans represented on television yesterday and today, while sharing insights into their current creative endeavors, personal experiences, and inspiration, providing a window into the larger evolution of Black storytellers across television history.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Becky as EP
· Esther Dere as EP
· Issa Rae as EP
· Jonathan Berry as EP
· Montrel McKay as EP
· Phil Bertelsen as DIR/PROD
· Rachel Dretzin as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Ark Media
· Issa Rae Productions