Amy Aniobi and Lisa McQuillan will screen and discuss their web series <em>Lisa and Amy Are Black</em> as well as episodes of <em>Silicon Valley </em>and <em>Black-ish.</em>
Amy Aniobi is a writer/producer for HBO’s upcoming comedy series <em>Insecure </em>and the host of <em>Modern Manners</em> for Amy Poehler’s <em>Smart Girls</em>. Her past credits include HBO’s <em>Silicon Valley</em> and <em>Brothers in Atlanta,</em> NBC’s <em>The Michael J. Fox Show</em>, and web series <em>Dead Women Say What</em>, <em>Lisa and Amy Are Black</em>,<em> The Slutty Years,</em> and <em>Awkward Black Girl.</em> She hails from North Texas, graduated from Stanford University and UCLA, and has lived both in the US (New York, the Bay Area) and abroad (France, Morocco). She enjoys travel, baking cookies, and the occasional, well-timed “that’s what she said.”
With a B.A. in film from the University of Michigan, an M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA, and a certificate of completion from the least expensive traffic school on the entire west side of Los Angeles, Lisa McQuillan is a force. In fact, her web series <em>Lisa and Amy Are Black </em>has upwards of eight views. With TV writing credits including <em>We Got Next </em>(My Damn Channel), <em>Reed Between the Lines </em>(BET/Centric), and <em>Welcome to the Family</em> (NBC), it’s unclear why her mother thinks she “works down at the radio station.” McQuillan recently finished her second season writing on the ABC comedy <em>Black-ish</em>. She enjoys deleting stuff from her DVR, apologizing to friends for being insensitive, and questioning the logic of rap lyrics.