Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

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Mara Brock Akil

As creator and executive producer of the UPN series Girlfriends, Akil is credited for giving several black actors and actresses a shot at being on a successful television show. After nearly eight years on TV, Akil followed up Girlfriends with the series The Game, which can now be seen on BET. With The Game going into its eighth successful season, Akil has also created another drama television series for BET, Being Mary Jane, whose 90-minute pilot created such a buzz that it was renewed for a second season before its first season even premiered.

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