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January 2013

Lessons Learned From Ang Lee About Juggling Art AND Business

– Posted in: Interview

I had the amazing privilege of attending a talk with director Ang Lee, screenwriter David Magee and TV critic Mike Hale at The Times Center. Of course, there were candid insights into Life of Pi, which Lee directed and Magee scripted. But I was particularly struck by how much Lee balanced talk about creative considerations

Where Does It End? And What Will You Do About It?

– Posted in: Multicultural Casting

If you saw the recent post by Bruce, then you know the deal with All My Babies' Mamas. In thinking about that, I went back to an article I had read recently - check it out here. A disturbing piece about the exploitation of the poor on television, it reminded me of why FBC Films' multicultural

Cancelled! Oxygen bows to pressure (maybe you were involved).

– Posted in: Multicultural Casting

Here is the link to the Announcement on Color of Change, that All My Babies; Mamas is cancelled http://colorofchange.org/campaign/tell-oxygen-and-its-advertisers-dont-exploit-black-families/ And there is a black President.  Again.  See, the world can change.     I grew up in the era of Blackxploitation films.  My dad was a camera man on Shaft and worked with Melvin Van

Battle Below Episode 2 Is Online

– Posted in: The Battle Below

The Battle Below follows Derek, now a college professor, coming back to his old neighborhood. The projects are giving way to Whole Foods, the rents are insane and kids are fighting in dungeons with swords and axes for money, because there are no jobs. Written and directed by Bruce Faulk. Produced by Caroline Ceniza-Levine and