Showcasing Cleveland in The Land FAU

Last week I was invited to attend an announcement for a new television show.  I'll admit, the first time I saw the announcement I passed on attending thinking what does that have to do with Black Girl in the CLE? We want people to get out of the house and explore Cleveland not stay home and watch TV.

 NorthEast Ohio's own Ryan D Martin, Dominique Paramore, London Arrington and Robert Bray

NorthEast Ohio's own Ryan D Martin, Dominique Paramore, London Arrington and Robert Bray

A few days later I was invited to attend again and I am glad I did.  The show is called The Land FAU, which is a police drama premiering on CBS channel 19 and it was created by Dominique Paramore a local Clevelander. The show is currently scheduled for 9-thirty minute episodes beginning January 5th at 11:30 pm.

 Selfie with Ryan D. Martin who plays Officer Brick Mckinney on The Land FAU

Selfie with Ryan D. Martin who plays Officer Brick Mckinney on The Land FAU

Why am I excited to see the show? It was the conversations with the actors and Dominique's speech that won me over. I learned that this show has been 6 years in the making. Dominique told the crowd that she wanted to do a show in Cleveland using Cleveland talent.  She was tired of all the films being shot in Cleveland but local talent being relegated to being extras. She added that she intentionally made sure that Clevelanders are both in front of as well as behind the camera.

 Me with Shaker Height's own Robert Bray who play Malachi Ward on The Land FAU

Me with Shaker Height's own Robert Bray who play Malachi Ward on The Land FAU

Learning about Dominique's journey to bring this show to Cleveland television was inspiring and captivating. She leaned into her struggles and continuously kept knocking on doors, moving past the many rejections until she finally got her yes. Her entrepreneurial hustle and continuous belief in her project makes us root for her and the success of the show even more.