Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
New OTT video services such as Amazon hold the promise of providing opportunities for producers of color to get their projects on air, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee said.
Lee, speaking Wednesday at the NAMIC Conference general session, said the new OTT players can play a vital role in greenlighting television shows and films that tell stories from a multicultural perspective. Amazon Studios this December will release Lee’s latest film, Chi-Raq, which sheds light on the serious and often overlooked issue of gun violence within Chicago’s African-American community.
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