Julie Harris Walker, founder and host of The Other 50% Podcast, joins Marquette for a special joint episode of their respective shows. They discuss how they met, as well as their podcasts, how one can be an ally, and they how have managed to keep the faith throughout their careers.
Cheryl L. Bedford the producer of DARK GIRLS and founder of the JTC List / Women of Color Unite organization talks about her motivation for starting the flourishing nonprofit organization that supports diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry and her vision for getting more women of color hired in Hollywood.
Tchaiko Omawale , producer, writer and director of her debut feature film SOLACE, joins Marquette to discuss Tchaiko’s 15-year filmmaking journey of making this personal film about overcoming eating disorders and self-harm, how to gain actors’ trust as a first time director, and what it was like to work with veteran actors Lynn Whitfield and Glynn Turman.
Tonja Renee Stidhum, Los Angeles-based writer and director of the WINGCHICK webseries, joins Marquette. They discuss what it means to be the eternal wingchick in relationships, the value of writing groups, and what Tonja learned from giving crowdfunding a second chance.