Famous African American actresses in Hollywood

First Look: African-American Women in Hollywood - Video  April 14, 2013 – 09:06 am
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Oprah sits down for an in-depth conversation with some of Hollywood's most powerful African-American actresses, including Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union. During their interview at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, the iconic actresses open up about the challenges, criticism and competition they face as African-American women in the entertainment industry.

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Well truth be told they don't do well overseas.

Attempts at marketing mostly black cast films fail to bring in any money overseas. So it is reality. And what they base overseas off of is Asia, Europe and Australia. Not a single Tyler Perry, John Singleton or Spike Lee film has been able to do well on the global market. Black films can do well domestically, but they just don't attract attention non-black markets due to often what is seen as a need to understand the nuances in African American culture to for foreign film goers to understand them.
Now when Black actors and actresses are cast in mainstream films as leads then all that washes away

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