The Color Black can be Feminine
Kern, LaVosha Marie
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Dramatic Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Dramatic Writing
Works cited: page 52
"Representation matters. Anyone living in 2017 has probably heard this phrase before. It seems like every other day there is a headline or news article about whitewashing or the amount of diversity or lack of diversity in a television show or film. As this escalates, some writers and producers try to defy the current social tide. From 'Ghost in the Shell' to Netflix's 'Iron Fist' – it is clear that creators are finally seeming to catch on that diversity is important. Entertainment – especially television – is slowly but surely becoming more diverse and it is refreshing to see. One medium, however, has been slow to catch up to changing diversity norms in entertainment and it may be the most important yet: animation. This thesis includes the pilot script for an animated series, concept art for the series, and an academic paper. The academic paper focuses on the importance of showcasing animation featuring people of color in the animated superhero genre, more specifically African Americans – and most specifically...African American women."
Includes untitled pilot script and concept art for animated series.
Keywords: representation, diversity, current social tide, entertainment, animation, animated superhero, African American women
CHAIR: Storck, Averie
Engelbach, David C.
PDF : 52 pages, color illustrations
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