'Hidden Figures' Screenwriter and HUMANITAS Prize Nominee, Allison Schroeder, Is Creating A Fiercely Feminist Musical TV Series
Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder is creating a musical TV series for E!, according to Variety. While the series is in the earliest of stages right now, it's currently called Inspiration. Set in Los Angeles, Inspiration follows aspiring musician Elise Moreno, who is granted power of attorney over the estate of her rockstar father who she never knew. The series will follow Elise as she tries to make it in L.A. without the help of her father's name.
Music fans will be happy to know Schroeder is producing Inspiration with industry insider Scooter Braun. Braun is a well-known name in the music business, responsible for discovering Justin Bieber, and working with the likes of Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Tori Kelly. Together Schroeder and Braun will team up to infuse Inspiration with musical numbers and a true sense of what it is like to be a newcomer in the high-powered world of music.
With her career just starting to take off, E! should be thrilled to have first dibs on Schroeder's latest project. If she continues to focus on telling diverse stories about women with the heart and audacity of Hidden Figures, then she will become an even more essential voice in Hollywood.
Congrats to Allison, and we look forward to seeing her and all our nominees at our upcoming HUMANITAS luncheon!
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