Local 600/ICG Magazine’s Deep Dive series continues with an innovative group of filmmakers intent on (quite literally) changing the face of television. STARZ Network’s P-Valley, shot by Guild Directors of Photography Nancy Schreiber, ASC, and Richard Vialet, shines a light on characters rarely seen in episodic TV – Black female pole dancers in the Mississippi Delta. Schreiber and Vialet is joined by P-Valley creator/showrunner Katori Hall, who has been a vocal advocate for racial and gender inclusivity as a playwright, and now again in episodic television. Rounding out the foursome is director Karena Evans, Video Director of The Year at the 2019 BET Awards, and the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Evans worked closely with Hall, Schreiber, and the Local 600 camera team on the series pilot, establishing the signature look Hall terms “Delta Noir.” The second virtual panel in Local 600’s Deep Dive series, highlighting Guild members and the creatives they work with, links up with ICG Magazine’s August 2020 feature on P-Valley.
Katori Hall, Creator/Showrunner
Karena Evans, Director
Nancy Schreiber, ASC, Director of Photography
Richard Vialet, Director of Photography
Moderator: David Geffner, Executive Editor, ICG Magazine
Photo by Tina Rowden