|Institution:||Savannah College of Art and Design|
|Keywords:||Thesis (M.F.A.) – Film and Television; Savannah College of Art and Design – Department of Film and Television|
|Full text PDF:||http://ecollections.scad.edu/iii/cpro/DigitalItemViewPage.external?sp=1003349|
Works cited: pages 20-24. 'This thesis studies the lack of critically acclaimed African American films and genres within the African American industry. It compares critically acclaimed black films against non-critically acclaimed black films, and the differences that contributed to these films success or non-success. Furthermore, this thesis discusses the history of the African American film industry and how the industry’s past has affected its success today.' Keywords: diversity, African American, hood films, American slavery films, race films, Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, interracial, stereotypes, Selma, Ava DuVernay, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry Advisors/Committee Members: CHAIR: Kasinger, Shawn, Chapman, William, Graddy, Josephine Elizabeth.