Jan 10, 2012

George Lucaas, film maker extraordinaire and the man behind the new film, Red Tails, made a stop to 'The Daily Show' last night. During his conversation with host, Jon Stewart, he touched on the difficulty he faced in getting a film staring an all black cast made in Hollywood. Even with all his prestige (this is the dude that brought us 'Star Wars'), he still struggled to get Hollywood studios to buy into the idea of making a film about the Tuskegee Airmen because it stared an all black cast.

Well in order to get the film done Mr. Lucas decided to invest almost a $100 million of his own money into the film. It's amazing that someone like George Lucas would struggle to have a film made. A story like this gives you new found respect for someone like Tyler Perry. He made not give you the depth in a film that you are hoping for, but the fact that he is capable of getting films made period is very impressive.

Now most of us commoners don't have $100 million to invest in a film, but there has to be a way for us to tell our stories without being slaves to Hollywood studios.

I definitely will be going to see Red Tails on opening day. I hope you would do the same.


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