Amanda Parris

Amanda Parris is an award winning writer, producer and tv/radio host. She is the creator and former host of the popular R&B radio show MARVIN'S ROOM. She was also the host of several television arts series including CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS, THE FILMMAKERS and FROM THE VAULTS. 

In 2022, Amanda was awarded the Canadian Screen Award for Best Host. Amanda is the creator of BLACK LIGHT, an award-winning column for CBC Arts, that showcases, explores and critically engages art and popular culture created by Black people.

Amanda is also the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed digital series REVENGE OF THE BLACK BEST FRIEND which launched on CBC Gem in 2022. The series was an official selection at the Canneseries Festival where it made its international premiere.

Her latest theatrical work THE DEATH NEWS won the 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Web Program or Series. Her play OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME was awarded the 2019 Governor General Literary Award for Drama.

In 2022, Amanda received the inaugural Changemaker Award from the Canadian Screen Awards for her efforts to call out systemic racism in the Canadian media community. She has been named a Rising Screen Star by Now Magazine and received the Rising Star Award from AfroGlobal Television.

Amanda Parris

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Creator & Producer | REVENGE OF THE BLACK BEST FRIEND

Amanda Parris

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Creator & Producer | REVENGE OF THE BLACK BEST FRIEND