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Robin Thede on ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ and Hiring Black Writers

Robin Thede isn’t just a writer, producer, reality show host and actor, she is also a one-woman employment agency.

Over the past year, as many across the film and television industry have claimed they want to do better with inclusion of women and BIPOC in front of and behind the camera, Thede has found herself having many “really specific” and frank conversations about how to do so.

Although this is not something Thede only started doing this year, the demand for her attention has increased, partially due to the racial reckoning the country and the industry is experiencing.

“This year, specifically, I called a bunch of the late-night showrunners that I knew didn’t have any Black writers and I had really, really open and honest conversations with them about the need to hire Black people on their staff,” Thede says.

That is why, in addition to her ground-breaking work on

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Join our Christmas gift ‘wrap-along’ and get an exclusive Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set

Gallery: Hobbycraft reveals its top Christmas 2020 craft trends (Country Living (UK))

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Join our Christmas ‘wrap-along’ and get an exclusive Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set

From Country Living

As part of our Celebrate Christmas At Home with Country Living virtual event, we are hosting an exclusive online ‘wrap-along’ with gift wrapping expert and Country Living Artisan Jane Means. Jane will be hosting a wrapping session with a Country Living twist, using eco-friendly wrap adorned with festive robins, ribbon, tags and accessories inspired by nature. You can buy the Country Living Robin Gift Wrap Set in advance – more details below…

When: Saturday 7th November at 3pm BUY TICKETS

Where: Zoom, where you’ll be able to ask questions as you go

Photo credit: Jane Means

Jane’s unrivalled wrapping skills have been featured on This Morning and in the prestigious Liberty Christmas window. Jane has trained teams in Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and even the Royal Household. There’s no shape or size of gift Jane can’t make look incredible and now it’s YOUR turn to learn

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