Magazine article Variety

Happy-Ish Place to Work

Magazine article Variety

Happy-Ish Place to Work

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"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris' office is on the Disney lot across the street from where the show is filmed. It's an upbeat place. One week before shooting was set to begin on season three, "Black-ish" received three primetime Emmy Award nominations - for outstanding comedy series as well as for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. That type of recognition can liven up a workplace.



Kenya Barris

Showrunner, "Black-ish"

Season three premieres in September

Before that: "The Game," "Are We There Yet?


Over Barns' desk hang two paintings by his friend and sometimes collaborator, artist Shah Wonders. The two were paired 15 years ago to create a comic book for DreamWorks. "I love artists," Barns says. "They have to be self-starters. …

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