By: Chris Rengifo, Contributing Writer
On Monday, April 17th, GLAAD’s Communities of Color & Media Department teamed up with United Talent Agency (UTA) for a private screening of Not Looking, a series in development by Delius Doherty, Jonathan Burke, and Ahmad Maksoud.
The show features three gay best friends living in New York City who make a pact to stay single for an entire year to focus on personal and collective growth.
Located at the UTA headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA, the event was hosted by GLAAD’s Communities of Color Director DaShawn Usher and Associate Director Julian J. Walker. The screening created space for the show’s target audience, engaging them with a talkback with the cast and director, led by Brandon Kyle Goodman.
The event was kicked off with a red carpet with shots taken by revered photographer Davide Laffe.
Distinguished guests included Director of Editorial at UTA Shane Michael Singh, Author and VP of Inclusion for Content and Marketing at Netflix Darnell Moore, TV Executive Khalid Jordan, Vice President, Unscripted Series at Hulu Dane Joseph, Actors Nic Ashe (Queen Sugar), Justice Smith (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves), Tiffany Boone (Hunters, Nine Perfect Strangers), Tian Richards (Tom Swift), Griffin Matthews (The Flight Attendant), Marque Richardson (Dear White People), Philemon Chambers (Walker: Independence, Single All the Way), Bernard David Jones (BET’s Twenties), Filmmakers Olivia Peace and Michael Donte, Netflix’s Director, Original Film Peter Dodd, and Singer and Songwriter VINCINT, amongst others.