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SXSW 2021

Delilah: Authenticity in Storytelling

A panel of leaders from different aspects of the production of OWN's new drama "Delilah" discuss the elements required to create an authentic story centered around an affirmational Black female character. From production design, to hair and make-up, to costuming - each step in the process is key to portraying Black women with specificity and nuance.

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  1. The importance of portraying Black women with specificity and nuance.
  2. The myriad ways that writers, directors, showrunners, and heads of departments work together to create an authentic story.
  3. How the knowledge shared on the panel can be used by other filmmakers.


  • Craig Wright, Executive Producer/Showrunner, Delilah
  • Charles Randolph Wright, Executive Producer, Delilah
  • Cheryl Dunye, Writer/Director, Delilah


Kristin Silady, Senior Communications Consultant, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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