Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil is an American screenwriter and television producer. She created the UPN comedy series Girlfriends (2000–2008) and its spin-off The Game (2006–2015). She later created the first drama series for BET Being Mary Jane (2013–2019). In 2018, she produced Black Lightning for The CW and created Love Is for the Oprah Winfrey Network.


Mara Brock Akil is an American screenwriter and television producer. She created the UPN comedy series Girlfriends (2000–2008) and its spin-off The Game (2006–2015). She later created the first drama series for BET Being Mary Jane (2013–2019). In 2018, she produced Black Lightning for The CW and created Love Is for the Oprah Winfrey Network.
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