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
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
When I tried to think of successful people in science fiction and horror film who are not white, only one name came to mind: Will Smith. Just look at his resume: Independence Day, the Men in Black franchise, I, Robot, I Am Legend (I try to forget Wild Wild West). These have all been large Hollywood films that did quite well financially.
If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend Slate's recent article on casting and race. If you want the SparkNotes version, here it is: this is a complex issue with no clear answer. What a surprise, right? The process of casting is multi-leveled, resulting in numerous places where the ethnicity of a role can possibly