Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Black Hollywood - Will Smith, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Perry and More

It's good to see black men making postive strides in Hollywood. It's tough enough getting quality stories produced. It's even tougher getting ones made with brown-skinned leads. Halle Berry had something to say about this issue at a Things We Lost in the Fire press conference.

But like the Bible says in Philippians 4, let's think on the good things:

1. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? is #1 at the box office. (He's a professing Christian and very open about his beliefs)

2. Will Smith is developing a sitcom based off his hit movie Hitch through his production company. And he's to star in the highly anticipated action/thriller I Am Legend.

3. Corbin Bleu of High School Musical fame is pumping up his producing chops for an upcoming movie. (I really hope he becomes the next big thing. Plus, he's a Christian too)

4. Two promising movies are coming out this winter featuring stories about black families: Pefect Holiday starring Gabrielle Union and Morris Chesnut and This Christmas starring Chris Brown, Loretta Divine and a plethora of other notable black actors.

Pretty good, huh?

Things may not be where we want them to be when it comes to diversity on the silver screen but we have to keep pressing on. Future generations will reap the benefits.

Hat tip to Young, Black & Fabulous and Blackarazzi.com.


Angela/SciFiChick said...

I was excited to see that Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? did so well this weekend! He's extremely talented. And I love how open he is about his faith. God has definitely blessed him.

SolShine7 said...

Yeah, I feel the same way too. God is definitely moving through Tyler. Now he's got big time stars approaching him to write them a role in his next script.

Thanks for stopping by.

Joy Kennelly said...

Great coverage! I always love reading your blog! Thanks for focusing on these issues. It's time this voice is heard!