Described as "the Oprah of our generation," Angelica Nwandu is the founder of The Shade Room [https://theshaderoom.com], one of the most successful Black Entertainment Websites with over 17 million Instagram followers. In 2018, Angelica took her passion for storytelling to co-writing her first feature, NIGHT COMES ON, which won the NEXT Innovator Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Join us for a truth-telling conversation with Angelica about her journey from humble beginnings to media mogul to screenwriter. We'll discuss her entrepreneurial approach to developing content that creates a sense of community and what it takes to build a media empire from the ground up. We'll also get real about the challenges of succeeding in the entertainment business as a woman of color.

Get to know more about Angelica by watching Living Your Truth As a Writer with Angelica Nwandu [https://collab.sundance.org/catalog/Living-Your-Truth-As-a-Writer-with-Angelica-Nwandu] from our Video Library.

Screenwriter, Media Mogul
Originally from Nigeria, Angelica Nwandu has traveled across the country performing spoken word poetry that was inspired by her 12-year experience in foster care. more...

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