Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

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PROFICIENCIES: "You must have a willingness to put yourself out there and network and [build] relationships." You must also have a thick skin. "It’s an uphill battle. For every win, there is 100 losses.” Have faith and persevere. 


PEER UPLIFTMENT: "I ran into Regina Hall, and we had both been dealing with pilot season. Instead of battling it out, we  gave each other encouragement. ... We are all going through the same thing, and there is room for all of us in this industry.


HOLLYWOOD POLITICS: "Its exciting to see big-budget films that are being carried through the story by African American actors. It justifies that we have compelling stories and we are capable of that. ... Octavia[Spencer] and Viola [Davis] leading films is a really important thing, and it gives the rest of the industry that much more of an inclination of us as its center.

PROFICIENCIES: “You must have a willingness to put yourself out there and network and [build]…