TV One’s upcoming original drama “MEDIA” is a passion project for business mogul and television personality Cathy Hughes, founder of the #1 African-American media company, Radio One. This film is a riveting story about a wealthy family battling the competitive challenges of keeping their status and position in the communications industry.
“Mrs. Hughes is such a visionary in terms of what she has done with her own career and translating it, even though this is fiction, and really showing what it is to be on the inside of a media company. There are a lot of things to gleam from that,” executive producer Sheila Ducksworth explained to EUR/Electronic Urban Report during the “Media” presentation at the Television Critics Association’s 2016 Summer Tour.
“I think part of the passion behind doing a show like this is to show that black people can own and operate their own entities and represent themselves to the media in ways that other outlets do not. Which is what (Cathy) does,” said executive producer Susan Banks, who is also Mrs. Hughes production partner