Blacks Behind the Camera

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But even Singleton has faced resistance when it comes to getting studio financing. “If I aspire to make movies with mostly African Americans in them, it is harder to get studios to finance them,” says Singleton who was recently granted a budget of close to $40 million from Lionsgate to direct the anticipated blockbuster, Abduction. “For those kinds of movies you have to find the money and go do them. We are going to need more black entrepreneurs investing in films with [black] filmmakers.”

But even Singleton has faced resistance when it comes to getting studio financing. “If I…