John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director of Boyz n the Hood, has warned of the "latent racism" in the Hollywood studio system, pointing to …You'll never guess!
…a "troubling trend" of hiring white directors to tell "black stories".I've noticed a troubling trend too - hiring Earthlings to tell stories about those from other planets. This must stop, people! It's discrimination!
The 2 Fast 2 Furious filmmaker said the commercial success of white-directed "black films" such as The Help and baseball drama 42 was making it "harder rather than easier for African-American writers and directors to find work".Oh? Well, maybe we should do someth...
This year - which has seen box office success for The Butler, critical acclaim for Fruitvale Station, and Oscar buzz for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave – has been a banner year for black directors.I guess not.