Well he didn't stay that exactly but he did go in on how Hollywood continues to give Black Directors and Black Cast low budgets and weak promotion. He had to finance his new movie "Red Tails" with his own money, here's the story:
"I realize that by accident I've now put the black film community at risk [with Red Tails, whose $58 million budget far exceeds typical all-black productions]," he said. "I'm saying, if this doesn't work, there's a good chance you'll stay where you are for quite a while. It'll be harder for you guys to break out of that [lower-budget] mold. But if I can break through with this movie, then hopefully there will be someone else out there saying let's make a prequel and sequel, and soon you have more Tyler Perrys out there."
I agree, Spike been saying this for years and people saying he's always playing the race card. I'm so happy that someone of George's caliber ethered Hollywood on this. Nothing will change but for someone that has made Billions of dollars at the box office, it's sad that not even George can get funding for a Black Project. I hope one day a Black Director will direct a "Star Wars" big Budget type film that is a success at the box office. One thing I don't agree with George with is that he said "Maybe more Tyler Perry's will happen". I don't know about that, from a business standpoint then yea but not from a creative standpoint. I'm most definitely going to check out "Red Tails". It's sad that white america and yes even some blacks do not support all black cast movies. I saw "The Tuskegee Airman" HBO TV Movie in the 90's with Cuba and Lawence and that was dope. I'm glad they are getting a budget for this one.
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