The Black Academy | Co-Founder & Co-Chair

Shamier Anderson (StowawayBruised; Invasion; Wynonna EarpLove JackedAcross The LineSon of the South) is a Scarborough-born actor, producer, and writer and the president of Borough Bredd Productions.  Anderson was named a TIFF Rising Star (2019) and recently sold his story, Super High, to New Line Cinema.  Anderson will executive produce the film which stars Andy Samberg, Common, and Craig Robinson.  In 2016, Anderson co-founded B.L.A.C.K with his brother Stephan James.  Alongside his brother, he is the co-chair and co-founder of The Black Academy, a division of B.L.A.C.K, which aims to combat systemic racism while honouring, celebrating, and inspiring Black talent in Canada.  Anderson was recently appointed to the Canadian Academy’s board of directors and is an ambassador for the Academy’s Equity & Inclusion Fund.