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Celebrating African American Trailblazers in the Film Industry: Tracy Oliver

Posted by Kim Moseman on February 15, 2022

As we celebrate Black History Month, we are highlighting the African American trailblazers who made history in the film industry. Up next is Tracy Oliver, who is recognized as the first Black woman screenwriter to earn $100 million for her film Girls Trip.

2.15 Tracy Oliver

Tracy Oliver is an American actress, writer, producer and director. Originally from South Carolina, Oliver attended Stanford University and USC Film School. She is most known for co-writing Girls Trip (2017) with Blackish creator, Kenya Barris. Girls Trip received positive reviews and grossed over $140 million worldwide. This made Oliver the first African American woman to write a film that grossed over $100 million.

Beyond Girls Trip, Oliver is also known for writing the BET series First Wives Club (2019), as well as writing and executive producing the Amazon series Harlem (2021). She was included on the 2020 Ebony Power 100 List.

You can check out our other posts about the groundbreaking African Americans who have made history in the film industry here on Blog Central. And if you’d like to learn more about the new services we are offering here at Crews Control or discuss your next great video shoot, contact your production manager or click here to fill out our free quote form.  

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