Issa Rae Selected As Television Academy Executive Committee Appointee


Insecure creator and lead actress Issa Rae was selected to serve on the Television Academy Committee. 

The Photograph's star was among six others tapped to join the committee by Television Academy Committee Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma

In the role, Issa and the rest of the appointees will chart out the direction of the committee for this year’s term, according to a report by Deadline

“We are thrilled to be able to leverage the collective expertise of this talented group of Television innovators as we navigate this extraordinary time in the history of our industry, “ Scherma said. “Their leadership provides invaluable insight that will allow the Academy to play an integral role in shaping the evolution of the medium.” 

The other appointees selected were One Day At a Time co-creator Gloria Calderón Kellett; Chief Content Officer and Head of Worldwide Video for Apple TV+, Zack Van Amburg; Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios, Vernon Sanders; CEO and partner of Anonymous Content, Dawn Olmstead; and SVP of alternative series, specials, and late-night programming for ABC Entertainment, Robert Mills

Issa recently took to Twitter to enthusiastically accept a proposal to make a short film to accompany R&B powerhouse Jazmine Sullivan’s new EP Heaux Tales.

Issa’s track record for visionary, thought-provoking storytelling will make her an asset to the Committee's work. 

Photo: Getty Images 


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