Five top TV showrunners and producers nominated at the Emmys reveal their secrets of success and their craft when they join Gold Derby’s special “Meet the Experts” Q&A series. Participants include: “Black-ish” (Courtney Lilly), “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (Robin Thede), “The Boys” (Eric Kripke), “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” (Linda Berman) and “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (San Heng). Interviews by Gold Derby Contributing Editor Rob Licuria.
“Black-ish”: Courtney Lilly
Synopsis: A Black husband and wife struggle to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising their kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
“A Black Lady Sketch Show” – Robin Thede
Synopsis: A half-hour sketch comedy written by and starring Robin Thede.
“The Boys” – Eric Kripke
Synopsis: A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” – Linda Berman
Synopsis: The story of the New Orleans-born crooner who began singing at an early age and went on to become one of the most revered gospel figures in U.S. history.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” – San Heng
Synopsis: The access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn’t see on the runway–the backstage bitchiness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets.