The Silent Warrior of Hollywood w/ Kevin Arkadie

Listen to our podcast conversation with renowned showrunner, director and producer Kevin Arkadie.

In this captivating episode of Noir360, we delve into an open and candid conversation with none other than the renowned showrunner, director, and producer, Kevin Arkadie. With a trailblazing career that has left an indelible mark on television, including iconic shows like New York Undercover, The Shield, Soul Food, NYPD Blue, and many more, Kevin’s creative genius knows no bounds.

He’s not only a creative force but also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, imparting his wisdom to the next generation of storytellers. Currently, Kevin serves as the Executive Producer (EP) and Showrunner for the BET+ streaming TV series Sacrifice, which is being filmed amidst the vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In this episode, Kevin generously shares his insights into the evolution of his career, offering invaluable advice to aspiring writers looking to break into the industry. His contributions to the world of entertainment have not gone unnoticed, earning him accolades such as NAACP Image Awards, Golden Globes, Audelco Awards, and nominations for Emmy and Humanitas Prize.

Noir 360 is a series of podcast conversations celebrating international Black filmmaking in all its diversity, hosted by Rashid Bahati.

Featured image courtesy of Kevin Arkadie.

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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