'Light Girls' Producer Stephanie Frederic Explains Why We Need Healing From Colorism

January 21, 2015 9:08 PM

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Even if you have never heard of Stephanie Frederic, chances are you've seen her work. Frederic, a 20-year veteran of the film industry, has made a name for herself as the African-American owner of a production company that specifically markets to communities of color. As the founder and executive producer of FGW Productions, Frederic shoots, writes, edits and produces trailers, DVD extras and other video projects for Hollywood films, including "Ride Along," "The Best Man Holiday" and "The Princess and the Frog." She has also done work for awards shows like the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

Frederic is considered a pioneer in her field -- a view that her most recent project, the documentary "Light Girls," is likely to reinforce. Frederic serves as producer for the film, a sequel to 2011's "Dark Girls." Both movies are directed by the actor Bill Duke, and both explore discrimination bas...

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