Multicultural Perspectives: Holly Robinson Peete Hanging With On-Screen, Off-Screen Endeavors
Actress, producer, philanthropist says TV industry is opening up for creators of color
Multichannel News senior content producer R. Thomas Umstead talks to actress, producer, singer, author and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete on the heels of her recent multi-picture deal with Hallmark Channel parent Crown Media Family Networks.
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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.
By Kent Gibbons