Great WBAI radio conversation with filmmaker and former co-host Tanya Steele, a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, award-winning writer/filmmaker. The recording happened about 3 weeks ago.
Thanks to Cybel (the best DP ever ;)) for making me aware of it.
I finally got around to listening to it, and really loved all that Tanya had to say here about the business of film – specifically what we call black cinema, from Precious to Red Tails. She also reveals some interesting *insider* info regarding not only her own work, but also her experiences with black filmmakers who've *made it* like Lee Daniels.
I've got to admire her fearlessness here and I suspect some may not be too pleased with some of what she has to say.
I should add a bit of a disclaimer that Tanya just might be a contributor to S&A in coming weeks ;)
When you listen to the hour-long conversation below, I think you'll know why (make sure you listen all the way through, because it only gets better as the minutes tick away):