January 22, 2016
In celebration of Black History Month, TV One is debuting Change Agents: History in the Making, 21 short films produced by four award-winning content creators – American Black Film Festival winner Alton Glass (CRU); Jeanine Daniels, acclaimed director, producer, writer and actress of wildly popular web series The Guy on Black&Sexy TV and creator of The Couple for the preceding network, which is now in development at HBO; NAACP Image Award winner P. Frank Williams (Unsung); and Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Rhymefest (co-writer “Jesus Walks” and “Glory”).
TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making short films will focus on current day achievers and change agents from college campuses, the community, corporate America, government, technology, medicine, and beyond, who are making changes in the African American community and making history. Their stories focus on people making history by defying expectations.
Each filmmaker will do a thematic series of 5-6 short films showcasing unexpected and inspirational stories of often unknown and unrecognized individuals: “Becoming the Change” (Alton Glass), “Soulcial Media Movement” (Jeanine Daniels), “Without Words” (P. Frank Williams) and “Turn Up Black History” (Rhymefest). Throughout February, TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making will premiere every weeknight at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the posting of a longer version (up to two-and-a-half minutes) on TVOne.tv.