Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

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POWER: Eniola Dawodu is a young talent to watch, having worked as a costume designer in film, television and advertising. The London native was costume designer for the critically acclaimed film Pariah (starring Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans) and the upcoming feature film Blue Caprice starring Isaiah Washington.


PASSION: “I establish a sense of place and time, adding depth to the characters via various fabrics, colors, and silhouettes. ... The research aspect is always exciting, but nothing compares to finally seeing one's work on screen.”


PATH: After graduating college, Dawodu worked in public relations. Although she enjoyed telling stories about brands and collections, she wanted to use “garments as a medium for narrative.” She found her calling while working on Andrew Dosunmu's feature film Restless City.

POWER: Eniola Dawodu is a young talent to watch, having worked as a costume designer…