Check out my Studio Q interview with Director Nzingha Stewart who began her career making music videos, working with Macy Gray, Common, Eve, Keisha Cole, Joss Stone, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Bilal, and 50 Cent. She has directed episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, and UnReal.
Stewart has made one movie for Lifetime and has a second in production. With This Ring aired in 2015, "exploring relationships between four African-American women who vow to get married within a year of attending a friend’s wedding," starring Regina Hall, Jill Scott, and Eve. Stewart earned two nominations at the 47th NAACP Image Awards for With This Ring, Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television) and Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television). The movie was also a commercial success, becoming one of the five most-viewed movies on Lifetime that year and a cable television ratings success among women; IndieWire said, "Lifetime has struck ratings gold by betting on" female directors including Stewart.
Stewart's next Lifetime movie The 10th Date is "a comedy that follows four friends who embark on an often hilarious journey to successfully get to that elusive 10th date--a holy grail in the dating world when they think a man finally feels committed." It began filming in Los Angeles in 2016, to air in 2017. Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Kellee Stewart, Cat Deeley, and Brandon T. Jackson will appear in the movie; Stewart writes and directs.
Watch my red carpet interview with Nzingha Stewart below.