Mara Brock Akil Interview “Love Is ____” OWN’s New Romantic Drama (Part 1)

Mara Brock Akil Interview "Love Is ____" OWN's New Romantic Drama (Part 1) MVAAFF Color Of Conversation Mara talks about the phone call that she had with Oprah Winfrey and how the two of them had the same title. Mara also talks about how people are going to believe what they are going to believe. That her and her husband believe in being individuals and a couple. "Love Is__" follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later -- a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love. About Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival Established in 2002, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is an Academy-Award® accredited Black Film Festival where independent and established African American filmmakers can showcase, screen and promote emerging feature, documentary, and short films from across the world. The brainchild of husband and wife team, Floyd and Stephanie Rance, the MVAAFF provides a nurturing environment for African American filmmakers to test their creativity, while providing sponsors a captive audience to promote their brands among a highly discerning community of people of color. About Run&Shoot Filmworks Run&Shoot Filmworks, producer of the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), is a film production company credited with creating outstanding visual work for several clients including HBO, Martell Cognac, Reebok, NBC Sports and Footlocker. For the past 18 years, Run&Shoot Filmworks has produced the MVAAFF with the primary goal of providing a positive environment where filmmakers can share their thoughts, ideas and aspirations with each other without judgement with the goal of supporting one another. Leave A Comment, Click Thumbs Up and remember to Ring The Bell For Notifications. Subscribe To Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mvfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1 Recommended playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwV5mtnzyXXoygk0DX9Uxp5DZq8nUgHhn Follow us on Social Media   #MVAAFF #SummersFinestFilmFestival #marabrockakil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runandshootfilmworks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mvfilmfestival Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mvaaff/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mvfilmfestival