Black is the New Hollywood 



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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Frederick ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Boyega ... Himself - Actor and Producer
Reggie Rock Bythewood ... Himself - Director, Writer, Actor, and Producer
Carmen Ejogo ... Herself - Actress
Destiny Ekaragha Destiny Ekaragha ... Herself - Director
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Herself - Actress
Nelson George ... Himself - Author, Journalist, Critic, Director, and Producer
David Harewood ... Himself - Actor (as David Harewood MBE)
Lil Rel Howery ... Himself - Actor and Comedian
Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Barry Jenkins ... Himself - Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
Kasi Lemmons ... Herself - Director and Actor
Shola Lynch ... Herself - Director and Artist
Femi Oguns Femi Oguns ... Himself - Agent and Actor (as Femi Oguns MBE)
David Oyelowo ... Himself - Actor and Producer (as David Oyelowo OBE)


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27 October 2018 (UK) See more »

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Black is the New Hollywood
2 August 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The final part of Black Hollywood shows that despite obstacles some of which still continues, how much black talent has contributed to success in Hollywood.

Films with a diverse cast do well in the box office from the Fast and Furious franchise to the new Star Wars films.

Behind the scenes there are more black writers and directors. Jordan Peele won an Oscar for writing Get Out. Barry Jenkins directed Moonlight which won the best picture Oscar.

Black British actors are finding that they are getting more opportunities to work in the USA than the UK. This has caused controversy among some black Americans who are losing work to British actors.

British actor David Oyelowo got the role of Martin Luther King in a motion picture directed by a black female Ava DuVernay. Oyelowo still feels the pressure that in films he appears in carries a burden of expectations that does not always apply to white stars.

Simon Frederick has made a fascinating documentary on Black Hollywood. The final part gives an optimistic outlook that finally black movies have entered the mainstream. Only time will tell if this is true. There have been false dawns in the past. This time black talent are not just appearing in movies but developing projects thereby creating further opportunities for themselves.

There are some notable omissions in this series. Denzel Washington and Spike Lee did not contribute even though their work is discussed.

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