Unfortunately Black films that does NOT follow the bias and buffoon style story-telling that films like "Friday" and "Barbershop" will continue to face opposition by old and young executives in Hollywood because of Hollywood's natural and unashamed bias toward Black intellects.
There's a unyielding segment of Hollywood producers, directors and studio heads that prefer the unflattering images and misconceptions of "black folks"! It helps them feel better about not being the outcasts of Europe and the Middle East. So it is imperative to write and produce good film works that a larger portion of American black and white audiences desire and are willing to pay for it. The Butler, Best Man Holiday, 12 years a slave to name a few recent HITS by Black film-makers, clearly concludes that there is a marketplace for GOOD,CONTENT DRIVEN black film!
In fact, Hollywood does NOT have the FINAL say about who can produce or write a hit film anymore! However, black writers, producers and directors MUST continue to collaborate with like minded actors and investors (like Brad Pitt) and educate the international marketplace of potential investors and distributors so that the chokers and chains of Hollywood will never find their way around the necks, ankles, and wrists of talented black writers and producers ever again.
Screen Divas and sex symbols Pam Grier and Sonia Braga discuss "Sex and sexism in cinema". The issues of prejudice, age discrimination, and marketability as actors are illuminated. Biting and on the mark, Grier and Braga "tell it like it is."
Gabri Christa has been a member of Bill T. Jones Dance Company/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Her choreographies have been performed throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America; and in the USA in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Seattle.