Tag Archives: Hollywood
Anthony Mackie and the Definition of Stardom
I was struck by this exchange between actor Anthony Mackie and Jai Tiggett over at Shadow and Act. JT: There’s been some talk on our site lately about your career and whether you’ll go on to play the leading man … Continue reading
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Russell Simmons and His Delusions of a Post-Racial World
My thoughts on Russell Simmons’ piece in The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted in Film, Music Tagged 2050, advertising industry, Alyssa Rosenberg, black cool, black films, black music, black people, black self-hatred, deracinated, deracination, Diggy, Eddie Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Hollywood, James Roday, Justin Bieber, majority minority country, media consolidation, Mexican, Michael Jackson, Michael Trevino, music industry, post-racial, Russell Simmons, Sammy Davis Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, stereotype, The Help, white people, white redemption 3 Comments
Casting Actors of Color, ctd.
My thoughts on The Daily Beast roundtable with Viola Davis and black filmmaking.
Casting Actors of Color
My thoughts on The Hollywood Reporter directors roundtable about black directors and women directors.
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Black Hollywood, ctd.
More thoughts on Anthony Mackie’s comments on Black Hollywood.
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