Re: RARA-AVIS: "the races"/Kevin

Date: 16 Nov 2001

In a message dated 11/16/01 2:23:54 PM, writes:

<< Your point that this is based on executive assumptions about what might be popular is well taken. And they are clearly stuck in a rut. For the most part (Steve Harris in The Practice and a number of actors on doctor shows to the contrary), most prominent black roles are in comedies or as bad guys. >>

I was in a pitch meeting this morning at a company that produces syndicated action shows. Was told that while a Black lead in a series may fly domestically, it will be very problematic to sell overseas. And since they're in the business of selling shows both foreign and domestically, that basically ended the conversation on the topic.

John Lau

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