Should Steven Spielberg have acquired the rights to make a film about the life of iconic black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr? Some people like, Danielle Berrin at he Jewish Journal.com feel, "The relationship between Blacks and Jews had a foundational impact on the civil rights movement. So it makes sense that when Martin Luther King Jr.‘s family finally decided to hand over intellectual property rights to Hollywood, Tinseltown’s most high-minded Jew would helm the transfer." More HERE
Hmm... I wonder who will be working on the film? I wonder if and Black Actresses
will get a starring role? I mean has anything really changed in hollywood?
OK Here is what is going on as reported by AFP, and NewsOne and USATODAY.com
Dreamworks Studios said in a statement it had secured the rights to make the film from the King estate, which it hoped would create the "the definitive portrait" of the murdered activist's tumultuous life.
"We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events," Spielberg said.
"It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr King's life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of." More HERE
AAPP: oops, rewind! USATODAY.com reports,
Get this, as reported by USATODAY.com
AAPP: King, Inc. You got to be kidding me.... King, Inc. These children of Martin and Coretta are acting like little children. Their legal disputes regarding their parents' intellectual property in the past year have been an insult to the lives of their parents. But then again, they all seem to be more interested in tarnishing their parents' legacy with his "business decisions" that peddle Martin Luther King, Jr., for thier own economic interest.
Martin Luther King III says, "It's not that we are against a film," he said. "It's very interesting to me that a company would engage in a business arrangement knowing that there's severe controversy around many issues pertaining to the estate of Martin Luther King Jr."
I agree, DreamWorks should have layed low, or at least partnered with black film makers and black writers in this planned production. I'm still concerned about the representation of black people in films.At this point, Dexter King seems to be nothing more than a two bit hustler. This guy even used his name to get an $800,000 licensing deal with the foundation tasked with building a memorial to their father on, of all places the
I guess the Martin Luther King, Jr. family is stuck on stupid, and making money for themselves...
I Hope Dexter don't play his dad, he may look like him, but he sure is no Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Candidly, Dexter seems to be nothing more than a white actor in black face.
That's my thoughts, but, then again you have something to say, what do you think?