AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

The Making of a Critically Acclaimed Successful African American Film

by Mercedes McGraw

Institution: Savannah College of Art and Design
Year: 2016
Keywords: Thesis (M.F.A.)  – Film and Television; Savannah College of Art and Design  – Department of Film and Television
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2079839
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Works cited: pages 20-24. 'This thesis studies the lack of critically acclaimed African American films and genres within the African American industry. It compares critically acclaimed black films against non-critically acclaimed black films, and the differences that contributed to these films success or non-success. Furthermore, this thesis discusses the history of the African American film industry and how the industry’s past has affected its success today.' Keywords: diversity, African American, hood films, American slavery films, race films, Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, interracial, stereotypes, Selma, Ava DuVernay, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry Advisors/Committee Members: CHAIR: Kasinger, Shawn, Chapman, William, Graddy, Josephine Elizabeth.