Tanya Hart, host of the daily Hollywood Live and weekly Hollywood Live Extra podcast, four-time Emmy Award and George Foster Peabody Award winning producer of television series and documentary films, and TV host has been elected for a second term as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors for a two-year term. Hart is the first African-American and first woman to head up the 45-year-old entertainment industry trade organization, along with Robert Papazian.
Tanya was recently honored by her alma mater Michigan State University during Women’s History Month.
Currently, Hart has been in the forefront of spearheading The Caucus to feature a panel discussion on sexual harassment, which will be held at Emerson College on Wednesday, April 4. Hart along with The Caucus is currently working with California Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes supporting a bill to get the statute of limitations changed in sexual harassment cases.
Since Tanya’s election in 2016, she has implemented many changes which including awarding approximately $100,000 in scholarship grants to woman of color though the Caucus Foundation. Tanya is also responsible for big name executives to be honored by The Caucus including Kenya Barris, writer, Producer, on black-ish and Girls Trip.
“It is a great time to be a woman. In world of entertainment it is not business as usual. The paradigm has changed. “Black Girl Magic” is sweeping the landscape. We are telling our stories and demanding we be heard and bringing more money and resources to the table than ever before. I am so proud to be a part of this movement. “