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Kenya Barris

5 out of 5

Screenwriter, ABC's "Black-ish", Producers Guild Visionary Award Winner, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing

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Kenya Barris Biography

Kenya Barris is an award-winning writer, producer, and director whose innovative approach to comedy has firmly cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s great modern storytellers. With a focus on socially conscious storytelling that reflects our culture and tackles contemporary issues and themes, Barris’ work has earned him praise for telling poignant and powerful stories that make audiences more aware of the world around them while simultaneously making them laugh.

Along with his creative vision and personal endeavors, Barris has a deep passion and commitment to mentorship that has become a staple of how he approaches his career and his company Khalabo Ink Society. A full-service creative collective that produces content across an array of mediums, Khalabo was founded by Barris with the continued goal of creating a space where collaboration is fostered and new talent can thrive. With this as a pillar of its creative process, Barris has grown the production company with the goal of establishing it as a creative collective, where collaboration is fostered and new talent can thrive.

Among Barris’ television slate is Netflix’s acclaimed animated series We the People, produced alongside Barack and Michelle Obama, the Netflix original comedy #BlackAF, the Peabody Award-winning sitcom Black-ish (ABC), which just entered its 8th and final season. Barris has also created two successful Black-ish spin-offs, Grown-ish (Freeform) and Mixed-ish (ABC), as well as a recently green-lit third spin-off, Old-ish. Barris will continue to expand his television work through a first-of-its-kind adult animated music series Entergalatic based on Grammy Award-winning artist Kid Cudi’s upcoming album of the same name and the series adaptation of the best-selling novel from 50 Cent and Robert Greene The 50th Law.

On the feature side, Barris and Khalabo recently released their first project in the documentary space with Netflix’s Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali. His upcoming slate includes: Netflix’s You People, a comedy feature co-written by Barris and Jonah Hill which will mark Barris’ feature directorial debut and a reboot of the family comedy Cheaper By The Dozen starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff. Additionally, Barris has several high-profile projects at various stages of development, which include: a documentary feature about the life and career of groundbreaking civil rights attorney Ben Crump; a film about comedic icon Richard Pryor that Barris will write, direct and produce; an animated movie inspired by the songs and music of Bob Marley; a remake of the classic sports comedy White Men Can't Jump, and a feature-length musical about Juneteenth with Pharrell Williams, among others.

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    Booking fees for Kenya Barris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kenya Barris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Kenya Barris

5 out of 5

Screenwriter, ABC's "Black-ish", Producers Guild Visionary Award Winner, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing

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Kenya Barris Biography

Kenya Barris is an award-winning writer, producer, and director whose innovative approach to comedy has firmly cemented his place as one of Hollywood’s great modern storytellers. With a focus on socially conscious storytelling that reflects our culture and tackles contemporary issues and themes, Barris’ work has earned him praise for telling poignant and powerful stories that make audiences more aware of the world around them while simultaneously making them laugh.

Along with his creative vision and personal endeavors, Barris has a deep passion and commitment to mentorship that has become a staple of how he approaches his career and his company Khalabo Ink Society. A full-service creative collective that produces content across an array of mediums, Khalabo was founded by Barris with the continued goal of creating a space where collaboration is fostered and new talent can thrive. With this as a pillar of its creative process, Barris has grown the production company with the goal of establishing it as a creative collective, where collaboration is fostered and new talent can thrive.

Among Barris’ television slate is Netflix’s acclaimed animated series We the People, produced alongside Barack and Michelle Obama, the Netflix original comedy #BlackAF, the Peabody Award-winning sitcom Black-ish (ABC), which just entered its 8th and final season. Barris has also created two successful Black-ish spin-offs, Grown-ish (Freeform) and Mixed-ish (ABC), as well as a recently green-lit third spin-off, Old-ish. Barris will continue to expand his television work through a first-of-its-kind adult animated music series Entergalatic based on Grammy Award-winning artist Kid Cudi’s upcoming album of the same name and the series adaptation of the best-selling novel from 50 Cent and Robert Greene The 50th Law.

On the feature side, Barris and Khalabo recently released their first project in the documentary space with Netflix’s Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali. His upcoming slate includes: Netflix’s You People, a comedy feature co-written by Barris and Jonah Hill which will mark Barris’ feature directorial debut and a reboot of the family comedy Cheaper By The Dozen starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff. Additionally, Barris has several high-profile projects at various stages of development, which include: a documentary feature about the life and career of groundbreaking civil rights attorney Ben Crump; a film about comedic icon Richard Pryor that Barris will write, direct and produce; an animated movie inspired by the songs and music of Bob Marley; a remake of the classic sports comedy White Men Can't Jump, and a feature-length musical about Juneteenth with Pharrell Williams, among others.

Kenya Barris Videos

  • OTHERtone with Pharrell, Scott, and Fam-Lay - Malcolm Gladwell
    Sitting down with Malcolm Gladwell and Kenya Barris to discuss taking ownership, telling Black stories, and expanding beyond convention.
  • Kenya Barris Wrote a Juneteenth Musical with Pharrell
    Kenya Barris talks about bringing the Juneteenth musical he created with Pharrell to Netflix and breaks down why Juneteenth should be considered the...
  • Kenya Barris on Netflix: "They've Allowed Creators, to be Creators"
    'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris joins THR to talk about what drew him to become a producer for Netflix. Subscribe for Roundtables, Box Office...

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FAQs on booking Kenya Barris

  • How to book Kenya Barris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kenya Barris for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kenya Barris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kenya Barris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kenya Barris?

    Booking fees for Kenya Barris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kenya Barris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kenya Barris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kenya Barris for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kenya Barris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kenya Barris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kenya Barris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kenya Barris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kenya Barris for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Kenya Barris generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Hill Harper, Danny Glover, Keke Palmer and Viola Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kenya Barris for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kenya Barris Speaker Videos

  • OTHERtone with Pharrell, Scott, and Fam-Lay - Malcolm Gladwell
    Sitting down with Malcolm Gladwell and Kenya Barris to discuss taking ownership, telling Black stories, and expanding beyond convention.
    Kenya Barris Wrote a Juneteenth Musical with Pharrell
    Kenya Barris talks about bringing the Juneteenth musical he created with Pharrell to Netflix and breaks down why Juneteenth should be considered the true day of independence.
  • Kenya Barris on Netflix: "They've Allowed Creators, to be Creators"
    'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris joins THR to talk about what drew him to become a producer for Netflix. Subscribe for Roundtables, Box Office Reports, & More! ►►...

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