Harvey Weinstein Thinks the Increase and Success of African-American Films Is Because of ‘the Obama Effect’

Harvey Weinstein Thinks the Increase and Success of African-American Films Is Because of 'the Obama Effect'

In light of the success of black films lately and in particular, Nest Picture Oscar winner “12 Years A Slave,” Harvey Weinstein said the number of African-American films recently amounts to a “renaissance” propelled by an “Obama effect.”

“It’s overdue,” the Weinstein Co. co-chairman told TheWrap. “You have great black filmmakers like Lee Daniels, Ryan Coogler, Steve McQueen, and great actors like Idris (Elba) and Chiwetel (Ejiofor) and Naomie Harris. It’s a great moment.”

Most people would have to take notice of the rise in African-American stories that are poised to dominate the serious movie season and the awards race that will follow.

That includes the brutal slave drama and Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” directed by McQueen.

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Source: EURWeb.com

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