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.