Sunday, August 05, 2007

Tracey Edmonds Explains The Biz Of Black Drama

Black Dramas Weep On The Big and Small Screen

When it comes to deciding whether to greenlight a comedy versus a drama, hands down comedies win the toss of the coin almost every time. And when it comes to African-American films and television it is especially true. Even television networks, Fox and the former UPN, built their success on the strength of African-American sitcoms and viewership. So what is the connection between us and comedies?

As a successful producer of television and film projects that involve predominantly African-American casts, Tracey Edmonds is definitely an expert on the topic. She also reveals why despite its creative success, why the popular series Soul Food was canceled on Showtime.

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