I wanna briefly touch on the understanding some of the people have when reading this blog. Let’s watch 2 time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington explain the movement in Hollywood for the black actor and director. As we’re closing out Black History month, let’s focus not only on the people (who paved the way) but how we as a generation can grow. Sometimes it is a “numbers thing, not a color block”. We touch on sales for music and movies all the time, now we can analyze the “why”. Hear from one of the top actors black, white or yellow, etc on how the BUSINESS is. Race may be a part of what reduces the cinematic visuals we see at the box office, but (as with each generation) we never stop moving forward.
Let’s welcome in Monday with da movie charts GoJu Nation. It’s has been an eventful weekend with the release of ‘Redtails‘ and all the information surrounding its release. What’s fascinating about the situation is that George Lucas had to put his own money up to get the movie finished. It seems an action movie with an all color cast it’s not en vogue enough to support financially.This is the message the movie studios are giving. It’s a real simple equation actually just look at the ratio of movie releases and examine the core cast. It’s not rocket science to find out the scales are very imbalanced when it comes to movies with a color cast being in the minority. And that’s BEYOND IRONIC in this gray day and age. Just take a look at the census polls and you’ll see that Caucasian decent is gradually being phased out as the majority as this county is truly a rainbow coalition at this point. In addition, if you look at where disposable income is being spent (shopping, entertainment, etc.), the races of color are the ones spending the most money. So with 1+1=11, its common sense that more movies of color need to be feed into the marketplace.