Screenwriter Nakia Stephens Finds Hollywood Closed Off Due To Lack of Diversity | Piece Of The Pie
Written by on August 15, 2020
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Nakia Stephens is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker who found success telling stories back home in Georgia, but she’s encountered obstacles getting work in Hollywood, where she says the boardroom and pitch meetings look quite different from Atlanta.
Nakia chronicles her difficulties breaking into Hollywood with TMZ’s Loren Lorosa, explaining one of the most striking disparities she’s noticed between Atlanta and Tinseltown is the absence of execs and other people in power who look like her.
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