Curly Creatives: Meet TV Producer Numa Perrier

2014-10-29 15:11:35

Curly Creatives: Meet TV Producer Numa Perrier

"Seeing women respond to casting notices and they basically all have the same type of wig or weave in is so boring."

There are special women among us who are empowering other women to step up and be heard in every facet on this planet. Their strength and talents are unmatched, and as they share their gifts with the world they dare not ask for acceptance, but instead demand it. Their voices need to be heard and these amazing women who make their mark are women like Numa Perrier, who is the co-founder of the independent TV network Black&Sexy TV. Numa Perrier is a media mogul on the rise as she nurtures every project from script to screen while writing for and starring in the network’s extremely popular series The Couple. HBO is developing this success into a TV series with Spike Lee as the executive producer. 

Numa’s focus is on exploring themes of identity, feminism, female sexuality, and untraditional family dynamics. It was so great to get the chance to find out a little more about this amazing and talented woman.

Tell me a little bit about yourself.  How did you get started?

I've been writing and acting since I was a little girl 6, 7, 8 years old. It's always been my life path. I started to explore photography in my early 20's and developed into a visual artist at that time. Now with my company Black&Sexy TV all of those things roll into one.

You have received a lot of support with Kickstarter campaigns. How did you come up with that idea?

I've been watching and supporting other Kickstarter projects for a few years now. We really took our time to build an audience before we launched our first one. So the idea was born from seeing others succeed as well as fail at it. We studied and learned from each along the way - including our own.

YouTube has revolutionized television programming. What has it been like to be a part of this movement?

It's very empowering and exciting. Any idea we have I feel 100% confident that we can produce and have an audience there to respond to it. That's what every performer, writer, and artist wants, a platform to communicate what they are trying to express.

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Sabrina Perkins

Sabrina Perkins

Sabrina, founder of and contributor to several online publications, is a freelance writer who engages her audiences on the relevance of natural hair, beauty, and style.