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Jane Fonda, Lena Waithe, Sheryl Sandberg head Makers Conference lineup

Jane Fonda, Lena Waithe, Sheryl Sandberg, Uzo Aduba, Jessica Biel, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Malcolm D. Lee, Saundra Pelletier, Gloria Steinem, Bozoma Saint John, Nicole Richie, Cleo Wade, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are among those who will speak at the MAKERS Conference, Pret-a-Reporter has learned exclusively. Show More Summary

This Is Us Recruits Lena Waithe to Guest Star

This Is Us is adding another big guest star to its ranks. Entertainment Weekly reports that The Chi creator Lena Waithe will be appearing in the NBC drama in next Tuesday's (Jan. 23) episode. Waithe will play an animal shelter worker who gives Kate (Chrissy Metz) some advice when she shows up... Read More > Other Links From This Is Us Lena Waithe Chrissy Metz

Lena Waithe to Guest on This Is Us As an Animal Enthusiast

Now that Lena Waithe is an Emmy-winning writer for Master of None and an executive producer with The Chi, she’s just peppering herself around TV with small roles for her fans. Entertainment Weekly reports that Waithe will appear on next week’s episode of This Is Us as a hip Los ... More »

18 Lesbian Romances You Can Stream on Netflix

More than ever before, we're seeing queer women represented in film and television. Over the last year, we've bore witness to Billie Jean King's career in Battle of the Sexes and wept over Lena Waithe's emotional Emmys speech for the...Show More Summary

Shorty Awards Nominees: Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe Among Those Recognized For Social Media Excellence

EXCLUSIVE: The 10th annual Shorty Awards announced their nominees which include Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish, The Chi co-creator Lena Waithe, and black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross. The Shorty Awards is the first awards ceremony...Show More Summary

Lena Waithe Stops By ‘The Breakfast Club’ To Talk Her New Series, ‘The Chi’ [Video]

Lena Waithe Makes Her Way To The Breakfast Club Since her breakout role in both Dear White People and Master Of None, Lena Waithe has been in the minds of everybody whose screen she pops up on. She made

‘The Chi’ Review: Lena Waithe’s New Series Has Potential, Humanity

By Valerie Ettenhofer Waithe positions South Side life front and center like we've never seen before. The article ‘The Chi’ Review: Lena Waithe’s New Series Has Potential, Humanity appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Lena Waithe Hopes To Go Beyond Chicago's 'Dehumanizing' Headlines with 'The Chi'

Lena Waithe made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday evening (January 9) and dished all about her new Showtime show The Chi. The 33-year-old Emmy winner seeks to repair misconceptions throughout America about what Chicago and Chicagoans are really all about with the series, which airs every Sunday. “It’s not [...]

“The Chi” examines the human cost of gun violence

last weekArts : Prospero

LENA WAITHE did not squander her moment. “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers,” she told the audience in Los Angeles, as she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing in September.

How Barry Cole captured the sound of a city on Showtime's 'The Chi'

When music supervisor Barry Cole signed on for Lena Waithe’s show “The Chi,” about the intersecting lives of black Chicagoans on the city’s South Side, he had two distinct jobs. One, he had to authentically showcase a huge range of music from the city’s history and present. That could mean sounds...

Showtime Trailers: ‘The Chi’ and ‘Our Cartoon President’

New year, new TV shows! Showtime, home of Twin Peaks, and also some other shows that aren’t Twin Peaks, has released two trailers for two very different new series: The Chi, a new drama from Master of None break-out Lena Waithe; and Our Cartoon President, an animated look at the cataclysmic Trump White House, from executive producer Stephen Colbert. Show More Summary

'The Chi' Episode 1 recap: Pilot sets stage for humor, tenderness, violence

The first episode of “The Chi” — created by Emmy winner and Chicago native Lena Waithe — introduces us to its sprawling cast of characters. Their connections are initially tangential, but as the episode progresses we see the ways their lives become intertwined. Each week William Lee and Nina Metz...

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,’ the Return of David Letterman, and More TV You Must See This Week

By Karen Gomez Also: a Jack Black comedy and a new drama from 'Master of None' Emmy Winner Lena Waithe. The article ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,’ the Return of David Letterman, and More TV You Must See This Week appeared first on Film School Rejects.

The Chi Is Lena Waithe’s Way of Paying It Forward to Her Hometown

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Seeing yourself on television for the first time is an extraordinary experience because it then shows you exactly what you have been missing this entire time.

‘Ready Player One’: Lena Waithe Reveals How Steven Spielberg Gets the Performances He Wants

Master of None co-starstar and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe was on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for her new Showtime series The Chi, which she created. After the panel, /Film was able to ask her about working...Show More Summary

Get a Glimpse of Life in South Side Chicago in Showtime’s Gritty New Drama “The Chi”

Announced last November, The Chi, Showtime’s gritty new drama detailing life in the South Side of Chicago, is finally set to premiere this Sunday at 10pm ET/PT. Created and produced by Emmy-awarding winning actress Lena Waithe of Master of None fame, and executive produced by Common and Elwood Reid, the series is filmed entirely in […]

New Trailer for The Chi, Created by Lena Waithe

Premiering on Sunday, January 7 The post New Trailer for The Chi, Created by Lena Waithe appeared first on

Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

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The new Showtime drama from Lena Waithe is not so much a crime story as a story about what happens after a crime.

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