How to Get a Black-Led Indie Film Funded in Hollywood

This is an insightful perspective!   The needle hasn’t moved much. It’s a continual struggle. ~ Nina Yang Bongiovi In Passing, the Rebecca Hall film based on the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga play childhood friends who have a tense reunion in adulthood. Irene (Thompson) is a middle-class Black mother living through the Harlem Renaissance; Claire (Negga) is passing as … Continue reading How to Get a Black-Led Indie Film Funded in Hollywood

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga’s Racial-Identity Movie ‘Passing’ and Why Rebecca Hall Was the “Perfect Person” to Direct

Yesterday I posted about the upcoming coming movie, Passing, that explores Blacks passing for white in 1920 New York!! Some may wonder why Rebecca Hall is the perfect person to direct this film. Well . . . . It is because she is also passing, or ‘presents as white’!~V I don’t have any experience of being a Black person in America. I don’t know what … Continue reading Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga’s Racial-Identity Movie ‘Passing’ and Why Rebecca Hall Was the “Perfect Person” to Direct