Gabrielle Union wants moviegoers to be aware that a film’s success is often determined by the budget it receives from it studio…not by the performances delivered by its actors.
How she’s highlighting this issue?
By spotlighting the way in which movies which are led by African-American actors exceed expectations despite being given “slim” budgets by movie studios who then use cash earned by said actors to fund projects they are shut out of.
How it works?
#Repost @therealremyredd ・・・ As someone who works in the entertainment field it’s so true. It’s why I push the fact we must change the narrative. They talk so much about black people who talk of black pride as trying to separate the people. The real question is when have we ever really been one people??? ————————————————— @the.root ・・・ @gabunion keeps it real about Hollywood’s low expectations for black films, despite their success. ————————————————— If we don’t start supporting our own and building our own communities . They will always control us and our children. We will be leaving a situation worse than we are in for our kids. Does that not scare you. That our children may have to fight an even harder fight, then the one we are right fighting right now. That our ignorance will be the bullet that kills our children’s future. Think about that for a second. History is repeating itself. Are we going to act like we don’t see it ???? Until we unite and support our own. We must take responsibility for allowing them to do this to us. ————————————————— #therealremyredd #Blackmedia #anotherhashtag #isupportkaepernick #blackinamerica #BlackLivesMatter #colinkaepernick #Blackowned #supportyourown #NFL #Football #footballseason #BoycottTheNFL #imwithkaepernick #blackhistoryiseveryday #nflkneeldown #BlackHistory #blackhistorymonth #nevergiveup #neverforget #Nationalanthem or the #americanflag #BoycottTheNBA #systemicoppression #takeaknee #changingthenarrative #systemicracism
As the success of ‘Scandal’, ‘Insecure’, ‘How To Get Away with Murder‘, ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Girl’s Trip’ proves, black audiences do support black-led projects and play an important role in keeping Hollywood’s movie-making machine running.
With this fact in mind, we were thinking…
Where did the myth that African-Americans don’t support African-American projects originate from?