James Bland is having a moment.
As showrunner, creator, and star of the hit webseries Giants, Bland’s refreshing coming of adulthood drama has already earned a Daytime Emmy nom for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Drama Series.
With his hit series garnering more than 2 million views on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel and Best Drama at the Indie Series Awards, the content creator/actor is definitely on one.
By every indication, we are witnessing an EPIC glow up in the making.
Positioned alongside a talented class of artists like Issa Rae, Donald Glover, and Lena Waithe,
James Bland has emerged as a defining architect in a new renaissance of black creatives giving voice, image, and platform to new and necessary under-told stories.
While his chill swag and easy going demeanor might make it look effortless, Bland’s success has been anything but. It is owed to years of hard work, self investment, and the kind of sacrifice that reads as crazy…until it pays off.
— James Bland (@jrbland) April 24, 2018
On the heels of his recently released second season of Giants, the director sat down with up-and-coming, Atlanta-based hip hop artist Dewey Da Don to share insights on leveraging digital media to create his own lane in the industry.
If you’re a creative on the come up, consider this ‘Mogul Minute’ mandatory viewing!