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Lena Waithe and Common Give a Glimpse at Chicago's South Side in New 'The Chi' Trailer — Watch

[unable to retrieve full-text content] There’s more than meets the eye.  A new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming drama The Chi was unveiled on Saturday, showing viewers a deeper look at the coming-of-age-story created by Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe. “Lay that burden down. Everybody’s got one,” Common, who serves as executive producer alongside Waithe, says in between various shots of ...

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Lena Waithe on Sexual Assault Scandal: ‘Stories Will Be Birthed Out of These Turbulent Times’

Lena Waithe (“Master of None”), Scott Silveri (“Speechless”), and George Lopez were among those who spoke Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater about screenwriting. All of the speakers have made massive accomplishments in telling underrepresented stories spanning race, gender, sexuality, special needs, geopolitics, and labor justice. “Groundbreakers: Writers Who Moved Hearts and Minds” included back-to-b… Variety

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'Master of None' Star Lena Waithe Makes History as First African-American Woman to Win Emmy for Comedy Writing

“Wow, wow, wow,” Waithe began to uproarious applause. “I gotta thank God or else I wouldn’t be standing here. I want to thank my mother, for inspiring the story and allowing me to share it with the world. I love you, Mom. Thank you, Aziz, for pushing me to co-write this, bro…I love you forever.” She went on to thank ...

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Lena Waithe Opens Up About ‘Master of None’ Thanksgiving Episode at Sublime Primetime

Kicking off Emmys weekend, the WGAW, the Writers Guild Foundation and Variety hosted a panel of nominated writers at the Writers Guild Theater Friday night. Writing from experience wove a common thread among panelists, which included writing talent from top drama, comedy and variety series. “We’re always thinking of what we can pull from our lives,” said “Master of None” writ… ...

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