Nia Long Talks Diversifying The Academy Awards & Calls Boyz N The Hood “Gorilla Film Making”

Nia Long

Last week the Academy of Motion Pictures announced that it had invited 683 filmmakers, actors, and executives in fillm to become members.  Nia Long was one of the many #BeyondClassicallyBeautiful actresses to make the cut.  She recently sat down with the ladies of The Talk to discuss the honor and the impact Boyz N The Hood has had on black film making.

Abi Ishola

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Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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