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On the Verge African-American Writers and Directors

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Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil got her big break in 1994 as a writer for the comedy TV show “South Central.” She has also written and produced other TV shows like “Girlfriends” and “The Game,” and has worked as a consulting producer and writer for the comedy series “Cougar Town.” Her latest project is writing and producing the new TV drama “Being Mary Jane.” —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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