Issa Rae Announces Launch of New Company, ‘Ensemble,’ to Connect Brands with Diverse Creators

She aims to disrupt the traditional model of branded entertainment. Acclaimed actress and entrepreneur Issa Rae is shaking up the branded entertainment landscape with her new company, Ensemble. According to the Ensemble website, the company positions itself as a “next-generation branded entertainment company” focused on “a diverse collective of talented and influential creators.” View this […]

Issa Rae Announces That She’s Secured Investors For New Studio

“When I Tell You We’re Ready, We’re Ready,” says Issa Rae. In the wake of recent cancellations of Black television shows, including the unfortunate axing of her own series, Rap Sh!t, Issa Rae is not deterred. In an interview with Time, she expressed her frustration with Hollywood’s apparent back-peddling on pledges to increase diversity and […]

Issa Rae Launches New Viarae Prosecco Line

Issa Rae just launched her new prosecco, Viarae! The Italian drink “represents some of my best memories,” Rae emotionally told the crowd at the launch event for her new prosecco in partnership with E. & J. Gallo Winery. “It was first introduced to me at a moment when I didn’t know that everything was going […]

Issa Rae Named Creative Director for the 2024 American Black Film Festival in Miami

Congrats are in order for Issa Rae! The “Insecure” creator and star was recently named creative director for the 2024 American Black Film Festival (ABFF),Variety reports. ABFF co-founders and producers Nicole Friday and Jeff Friday released a statement announcing Rae’s appointment. “Throughout the course of her career, Issa Rae has made an indelible impact within […]

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