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Historic African-American Trans Web Series “King Ester” Receives 4 Daytime Emmy Nominations

King Ester is an innovative web series about a trans woman struggling to find her path in New Orleans during the week before Hurricane Katrina. In the face of an evacuation order, she is forced to make a choice that will impact her future forever.

“King Ester” was created by Dui Jarrod (Brooklyn Blue Sky) and starred Hollywood heavyweights Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Angelica Ross (Pose and American Horror Story). The series also starred a wonderful newcomer Rowin Amone in its title role.

The series was nominated for:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress In a Digital Drama Series - Rowin Amone as Ester

  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress In a Digital Drama Series - Janet Hubert as Mignon

  • Outstanding Writing Team for a Digital Drama Series - Dui Jarrod (Writer)

  • Outstanding Directing Team for a Digital Drama Series - Dui Jarrod (Director)

Black Alphabet hosted the Chicago premiere of “King Ester” with the generous support of AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Black Alphabet "Cincy" will screen King Ester during its annual festival on June 25th.

Black Alphabet NFP focuses on promoting social equity through the use of media and all of the creative abilities of our community. Social equity is a concept that speaks to the fair and equitable identification, provision, implementation, and impact of services, programs, and policies.


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