What Does The Future Of 'Black Cinema' Look Like To You?
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What Does The Future Of 'Black Cinema' Look Like To You?


I don’t think any of us can say with certainty what film production, distribution and exhibition will look like in 5, 10, 15, 20+ years from now. But we can certainly speculate, based on available information. 

I said plenty yesterday in my “New York Times” rant (if you missed it, click HERE to read it and catch up, along with all the comments that follow), and this time around, I’m going to get off my bully pulpit, shift lanes, and hand the space over to you guys to share your thoughts on the future of what we call “black film.” 

Specifically, what does “black cinema” look like to you, when you look ahead 10 years from now? And if you’ve never really given that much thought, well, now I’m asking you to do so. 

Yes, it’s a broad question, but that’s intentional. You can choose to be specific in your answers, and zoom in to one particular area within any of the various stages of the film production/distribution/marketing/exhibition processes, or focus on Hollywood versus Indie. Or you can be just as broad.

Note that I’m not asking you what you HOPE or WANT “black film” to look like in 10 years, but, instead, realistically, based on available information today, what do you think the “black cinema” landscape will look like in 10 years.

Have fun…

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