SOURCE: BDP Entertainment

January 19, 2011 09:00 ET

People of Color Overlooked at the Golden Globe Awards, According to BDP Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrated the best of the best in TV and film this past Sunday. Out of the dozens of Golden Globe awards handed out that night none of the three minority nominees (Halle Barry of Frankie and Alice, Idris Elba of Luther or Sofia Vergara of Modern Family) won any awards.

"I have to admit I was disappointed watching the Globes the other night. There were no people of color taking home awards," said new media producer and production company owner Michelle Blackwell. "However I can't let that ruin where I am in my production career. I know people of color, especially women of color always get left out of the programming rush. I'm trying to help change that... please pray for me," she said with a humble smile.

Blackwell has dedicated her talent to not only creating programming for people of color but more specifically for women of color. She is launching a new media production entitled Sweet Talk with Dana Sweet, which is a late night talk show (sitcom) similar in vain to the old 80s sitcom The Gary Shandling Show, set to launch on the web later this spring.

Since popular television programs like the Cosby Show, In Living Color, Martin and The George Lopez show were canceled, shows created for minorities by minorities have been in high demand but short supply. Over the past 25 years there have been some heavy hitting minority TV producers such as Bill Cosby, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend and the incomparable Oprah Winfrey. These days producers like Tyler Perry, Kevin Hooks, Martin Lawrence and new comer Michelle Blackwell are stepping up and producing television and new media programming about people of color for people of color.

Blackwell is hoping that her new Sweet Talk show will catch on, Blackwell knows all too well that trying to push a show centered around a woman of color is going to be a hard sell but she is up for the challenge.

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