Blacks Behind the Camera

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White thinks the Hollywood notion that foreign audiences will not be attracted to black-oriented films or movies with black lead actors β€œis just the most ridiculous thing ever. As an African American filmmaker, one of my agendas is to prove that point wrong. Movies can connect people from different walks of life, different cultures, and have them share a similar emotional experience.” Unfortunately, his latest movie, Losers, an action adventure adapted from a graphic novel of the same name, did not perform as well as his debut. Despite its multicultural cast led by three black actors, the movie, which began its run April 23, only brought in $22 million domestically and nothing overseas. Based on its $25 million budget, it posted a deficit.

White thinks the Hollywood notion that foreign audiences will not be attracted to black-oriented films…