Spike Lee Hopes The New Rise Black Films Makers Isn’t Just a Trend For Now.
There’s been a new surge of black talent in the entertainment and film industry. With names like Ryan Coogler, Joran Peel, Barry Jenkins to name a few. Spike Lee hope that this welcomed surge continues.
During his interview with The Wrap Spike Lee expressed himself on the subject of new upcoming black film makers breaking the mold of current scape of the entertainment industry. He hopes that the wave of new talent isn’t just a temporary trend and the current and new players who are finding their way are here to stay.
“It has nothing to do with me. I just hope that this is not a trend, I hope this is steady, that it’s not just like a blip where everything came together and then nothing happens after this. We have to keep up the momentum.”
In the same interview, Lee sat with BlackKlansman star John David Washington who added that he also would like to see more black talent behind the camera as opposed to solely being on-screen. “I would like to see more people of color doing their thing to contribute to the arts in other ways than just acting, directing or writing.”
Furthermore, Lee added: “What my man says is very important, because everybody can’t be in front of the camera. And the truth is, the people with the most power are behind the camera. Everybody can’t be fabulous, you know? Can’t be getting their shine, you know?”
It’s been a great year for Lee. The legendary film director took home two Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival for BlackKlansman. Hopefully we’ll see more Black filmmakers who will change the landscape of an industry currently dominated by white directors and producers. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Lastly, in related entertainment news, we discuss The Tyler Perry Empire & The End Of Madea.