Onyx Collective has announced its new nonfiction programming executives.
Onyx Collective and Freeform president Tara Duncan has named ABC News documentaries head Jacqueline Glover as Onyx Collective's head of documentary programming and Freeform's vice president of alternative programming Jihan Robinson has been named the vice president of documentary programming.
The two will work with Duncan to continue fleshing out Onyx Collective's roster of BIPOC creators along with producing and developing nonfiction projects. Glover and Robinson will also continue to have dual roles at their former positions.
“Jackie and Jihan are the best executives in their field. Their expertise, relationships and proven skills with material have been instrumental in laying the foundation for Onyx Collective,” said Duncan in a statement. “As we build our slate, I’m thrilled to have their instincts driving our non-fiction strategy and their creative acumen to build meaningful partnerships with creators.”
Glover stated she is "thrilled" to work with Onyx's "world-class team of accomplished, visionary executives."
"Documentaries are my passion, so to be able to bring that to Onyx Collective and support, collaborate with and celebrate filmmakers of color and bring their stories to the screen is truly an honor," she said.
Robinson also said that working with Onyx Collective "is a distinct career high point."
“Onyx Collective is not just saying, ‘here’s a seat at the table’ but, ‘here’s the table, change the world,’ no other brand is doing this. It is a personal and professional honor that is beyond measure, and I can’t wait for audiences to see what we’re going to do.”
Onyx Collective's upcoming documentaries include Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised), set for a Hulu release July 2, and The 1619 Project," based on Nikole Hannah-Jones' research found in New York Times Magazine. The 1619 Project will debut on Hulu at a later, currently unannounced date.