‘Black Love’ Producer on Specific Steps Hollywood Can Take to Step Outside ‘Comfort Zone’ to Expand Diversity (Video)

TheGrill 2019: “When you’re around people, you get to know people. You realize that, guess what? They’re just like you,” Tommy Oliver says

How do you make Hollywood more diverse? You start by expanding your outlook.

“When you’re around people, you get to know people. You realize that, guess what? They’re just like you. If you’re in your comfort zone, then you’re blocking your blessings, as they say. You’re blocking the potential to meet somebody that you could get along with,” said Tommy Oliver, producer of OWN’s “Black Love” series and the 2015 film “The Perfect Guy,” in a discussion about diversity in Hollywood at TheGrill conference.

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Margeaux Sippell

Margeaux Sippell

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