Netflix has some dynamic programming on its game-changing streaming service — we’re still getting through season 2 of 13 Reasons Why and the second half of Rapture over here! — and now they’ve brought together 47 of their most talented actors and actresses for a special photo op.

 

 

The new “A Great Day in Hollywood” image (seen above) was inspired by the legendary 1958 Art Kane photo “A Great Day in Harlem,” all the way down to the retro styling and brownstone setting. The whole thing was spearheaded by Netflix’s Strong Black Lead team, which is made up of Black Netflix executives who focus on engaging the African-American audience.

Here’s what video director Lacey Duke had to say in the press release about capturing all the behind the scenes footage seen in the images throughout this article:

“It was a pretty magical couple of hours. All these amazingly talented, beautiful individuals in one space being supportive and just looking stunning together, all here to pull off this one take wonder! Alfre Woodard even lead everyone in an epic rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before we started shooting. It was beautiful, and in a flash it was over. It was probably the most overwhelming two hours of my career haha. I was just so happy to be a part of history.”

— Lacey Duke, director

 

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Take a look at all the big names below who participated in “A Great Day in Hollywood”:

 

Ajiona Alexus (13 Reasons Why)

Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage; Juanita)

Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why)

Antoinette Robertson (Dear White People)

Antonique Smith (Luke Cage)

Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People)

Ava DuVernay (13th, Central Park Five)

Brett Gray (On My Block)

Britney Young (GLOW)

Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)

Chante Adams (Roxanne Roxanne)

Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage)

Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black)

Dawn Porter (Bobby Kennedy for President)

DeRay Davis (How To Act Black)

Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why)

DeRon Horton (Dear White People)

Gabrielle Dennis (Luke Cage)

Hayley Law (Altered Carbon; Riverdale)

Justin Simien (Dear White People)

Justine Simmons (All About The Washingtons)

Kano (Top Boy)

Kat Graham (The Holiday Calendar; How It Ends)

Kia Stevens (GLOW)

Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black)

Lena Waithe (Master of None; Dear White People; Step Sisters)

Logan Browning (Dear White People)

Marlon Wayans (Naked; Woke-ish)

Marque Richardson (Dear White People; Step Sisters)

Mike Colter (Luke Cage)

Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage)

Nia Long (Roxanne Roxanne, Dear White People)

Nia Jervier (Dear White People; Step Sisters)

Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things)

Quincy Brown (The Holiday Calendar)

Rapsody (Rapture)

Rev Run (All About The Washingtons)

Russell Hornsby (Seven Seconds)

Sacha Jenkins (Rapture)

Samantha Logan (13 Reasons Why)

Sierra Capri (On My Block)

Simone Missick (Luke Cage)

Spike Lee (She’s Gotta Have It)

Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why)

Sydelle Noel (GLOW)

Vaneza Oliveira (3%)

Yance Ford (Strong Island)

 

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Image: Kwaku Alston/Netflix