Dancing in September (2002)

Rated R

Dancing in September is centered upon the relationship between a sitcom scriptwriter Tomasina “Tommy” Crawford (Nicole Ari Parker) and network executive George Washington (Isaiah Washington) and their attempts to gain success as African-Americans working in the television industry.

Tommy wants to expand beyond the negative stereotypes that are promoted about African-Americans.  She wants to write scripts for programs that would show Blacks in positive lights, including of accomplishment and as a stable family unit.  George, who shares her hopes to re-define African-American programming, wants to make his mark as a new hire at the station at which Tommy works.