Credits: Homegrown Pictures, Owner
STEPHANIE ALLAIN‘s Homegrown Pictures is a film and television production company dedicated to creating content by and about women and people of color with authentic stories, depictions, and representation. Allain, who made history in 2020 when she became the first Black woman to produce the Academy Awards (for which she was Emmy-nominated), has produced Hustle & Flow, Something New, Peeples, Beyond The Lights, Dear White People, French Dirty, Burning Sands, Juanita and Really Love. Her films have been nominated for numerous awards with wins from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Film Independent Spirit Awards, NAACP and others. In television, she executive produced four seasons of Justin Simien’s Netflix series, Dear White People, and is currently in production on her first documentary Untitled Billy Preston. Her first book, I’M IN CHARGE! was acquired in an auction by Candlewick Press. The picture book, slated to be published in Spring 2024, models for children how they can take charge of their bodies, voices, and choices. Gabrielle Ebron is Director of Development for film and TV. Evadne Eddins serves as Creative Executive.