“Beyond the Pole” was immediately picked up by the Urban Movie Channel, an app created as a resource for content distribution. The ratings on UMC were so high that a few months later WE tv selected the show for its evening line-up.

“My show ‘Beyond the Pole,’ airing on two outlets this year, is such a huge accomplishment for me because I am an African American female executive producer and show-runner, and it’s through my production company solely. I feel I am pushing the culture forward by facing a taboo subject matter head-on. I always wanted ‘BTP’ to air on cable, WE tv and digitally, so now I feel I have the best of both worlds. From the beginning, my objective was to humanize these women,” Paige explains.

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