I am a writer-producer-artist who also happens to be a black woman. I am producing a feature film that is family fare with loving relationships, dancing, music, Santa Claus, a kidnaping, a car chase and flashbacks to Los Angeles when it was a jazz Mecca. Sixty percent of the cast and crew are black or other minorities.
Here's what the financiers and distributors have suggested:
--That I make it an all-white film.
--That I fire myself and all black crew members.
--That I get "black money." (What's that?)
--That I change the script so that it's about sex, violence and prostitution.
Are there any real people out there with both integrity and financial means?
RANI JOSEPHINE DE CASTILLE
Marina del Rey