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 Detroit, featuring a one-on-one conversation with director/ filmmaker Spike Lee about making movies, politics and his next project.

  • WALTER WEBB

    SPIKE LEE, JOHN SINGLETON, AND TYLER PERRY ARE JUST OF FEW OF AFRICAN
    AMERICAN FILM PRODUCERS WHO WOULD DO WELL AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IN FRANCE. THEY ALONG WITH INDEPENDANT FILM PRODUCERS WILL BE A WELCOME ADDITION THE RED CARPET PRODUCTION WORLD. LEE STARTED OUT WITH BRINGING HBCU COLLEGE LIFE TO THE FILM WORLD WITH SCHOOL DAZE. STUDENTS CAME OUT IN DROVES WITH THEIR MENS WEARHOUSE (MW) BUSINESS SUITS AND A LADY UNDER THEIR ARM. MOVIES THEATERS LIKE REGAL (RGC), CARMIKE (CKEC), AND CINEMARK
    (CNK) WERE THRONGED WITH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. SINGLETON’S BOYS IN THE HOOD
    HAS BECOME A RAP/HIP-HOP CLASSIC AND FEATURED SOME OF THE OF WARNER MUSIC
    (WMG) AND ITS SUBSIARY ARTIST LIKE ICE CUBE OF OUR TIME. NOW IN 2012 TYLER
    PERRY HAS BROUGHT THE BLACK “BUPPY” AND HIS ELEGANT, CULTURED, AND SOPHITICATED TASTE TO THE MAINSTREAM. WITH THEIR LOVE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN
    HEDONISM CLUB MED (CLMDY), PORCHE (POAHF) CARS, AND GUGGENHEIR AIRLINE (FAA) FANFARE THESE EDUCATED BLACK PEOPLE FUTURE WAS ROOTED IN RED CARPET.
    THEY WOULD BE THE ONES ADVOCATING EURO-DISNEY (EUDSF) AS OPPOSED TO GOING TO THE BEACH.