Deadline‘s Dominic Patten moderated their conversation. Other credits include producer Preston Northrop and camera operators Sal Castellanos and Armando Aparacio.
Emmys: John Ridley & Jill Soloway On Awards Recognition In The Context Of Changing America – Video
Emmy-nominated freshman series American Crime—about racial tensions following a small-town murder—and Transparent—about a transgender woman seeking acceptance from her dysfunctional family—have struck a chord, airing during a time marked by such socially transformative events as the shootings by police of unarmed black men, the tragic murder of black worshipers in Charleston, SC, and the headline-grabbing transition of Caitlyn Jenner. The shows’ creators—12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley and Six Feet Under alumna Jill Soloway—met up at Deadline’s Los Angeles studio to engage in a frank and emotional conversation about the social relevance of their art and what the shows and their cultural impact mean to them personally.