In this video clip, Slate interviews Hollywood power couple, writer and showrunner Mara Brock Akil and director Salim Akil (who both just happen to be Muslim). The duo are behind such mega-popular shows such as Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane, and recently signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. TV. In the interview, they talk about the creative process, life after Being Mary Jane, and how politics influences their work.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Hollywood Power Couple Behind “Being Mary Jane”
Original article by Aisha Harris published in the Slate on 10/19/2016