Black Filmmakers

While we celebrate the achievements of pioneering Black filmmakers and creatives like Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Shonda Rhimes, Tyler Perry, Gina Prince Bythewood, Will Packer, and Barry Jenkins, it raises the question: Who’s next? Who is bubbling under the surface and will become the next power player to expand the images of Black life on the big and small screens, whether as writer, producer, or director? We have a few ideas. 

Thomas Carter has become a successful film and television director after beginning his career in front of the camera. Carter’s most notable screen role was…