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These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting a film made and distributed has become a rare occurrence as well. Of the 558 feature films that were released in 2009, eight were filmed by black directors and two of them were creations of stage and big screen powerhouse Tyler Perry, who has directed eight movies since 2006 alone, including Why Did I Get Married, Too, which brought in $60 million. But Perry isn’t the only one setting the stage for a second act. BlackEnterprise.com talked to eight filmmakers who can identify with the challenges black filmmakers face in Hollywood, but who strategized their efforts and are primed to do big things in the next few years.

Blacks Behind the Camera

Through innovation, guerilla marketing, and new technology, black directors have raised the curtain in Tinseltown.

These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Backtalk with Anika Noni Rose

Acclaimed actress shares her thoughts on the impact a movie about an African American princess can have on black girls

From a self-proclaimed dreamer to a world-renowned Dreamgirl, actress and singer Anika Noni Rose has…

By Ed Gordon

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.II

Black Enterprise 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit
On-location at the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in…

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Spike Lee Talks about his Career and Hollywood-Pt.I

Black Enterprise 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit
On-location at the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit,…

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.III

Black Enterprise 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit
On-location at the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in…

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 1

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 2

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tracey Edmonds takes on Hollywood

Tracey Edmonds, chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, talks about growing up, her career…

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Dreamgirls The Movie with Beyonce & Jamie Foxx

On location in Hollywood to discuss the movie Dreamgirls with Beyonce and Jamie Foxx.

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Spike Lee speaks on African Americans in the Media

Spike Lee has become one of Hollywood’s most provocative film directors. His latest work, a…

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