Writer/producer/director Sam Greenlee speaks on modern black filmmaking.

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Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on January 13, 2011 at 4:14pm
Jeff, I got the comic, thank you brotherman. What is the other movie. I want to see it as well.
Comment by Yo Jeff on January 13, 2011 at 3:09pm
I paid for my two films the same way.  I just think since we are only 13 percent of the US population we have to set our budgets off of that reality.  But too many of us want to make the same money as white Americans who sell to 7 times more people.  I feel we can sell to white people and anyone but if you need them to break even then you are working for them.  That's I write now because it doesn't cost any money only time.
Comment by Bill Hubbard on January 4, 2011 at 11:55am
Mr. Greenlee's voice is very typical of many black filmmakers...Peebles, Fanaka, Bill Duke,etc...It's the money and the "crossover appeal" that drives many of todays ethnic directors and producers to mediocre creative status in the industry...Today we live in a digital age where movie making is easier, but one now has to learn and be educated "digitally"...We can have the best intentions and the most creativity, but until we master the likes of "Final Cut Pro" or Adobe AE, or Peak Pro we will have constantly keep trying to catch up. I think that the number of ethnic movie producers, directors,writers, are slowly growing but even to produce the "grass roots" style of movies one needs a thorough education in the basics of digital cinema.....
Comment by Edward Uzzle on January 3, 2011 at 1:35am
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The next comic drops in a couple of months... been on and off the grind. My 10 year old is playing AAU ball and it's taking up a lot of time and energy with the tournaments and practices. I'm working extra hard on the neters novel too. I'll keep you posted.

 

Again... like that vid, bruh.

Comment by D. Amari Jackson on January 2, 2011 at 10:21pm

If we all thought like Bro. Greenlee, we wouldn't be in the crap we're in now...

 

 

Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on January 2, 2011 at 9:36pm
I needed it myself Edward. A great recharge. When is you next comic going to drop?
Comment by Edward Uzzle on January 2, 2011 at 7:23pm
Thanks for this.
Comment by Whiyayul & Diop Malvi on January 2, 2011 at 2:57pm
Do the Right Thing comes close.  Superior movie with Real actors not these gotdamn celebrities of today.
Comment by Rene Carson on January 2, 2011 at 2:00pm
Deep. I saw this on the Bonus Features on the DVD. Great film, thoughtful filmmaker.
Comment by Steve Hyppolite on January 2, 2011 at 1:57pm
No matter how you interpret this, even if you agree or disagree there is a lot of things that you can take away from what he said.

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