Posted: November 19, 2014 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Brandon P. Bell, Daniel Ribiero, Dear White People, Dennis Haysbert, Fabio Audi, Ghilherme Lobo, Justin Simien, Kyle Gallner, Tess Amorim, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, The Way He Looks, Tyler James Williams | Leave a comment »
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Those who make films that appeal to niche markets in some way (by niche, I mean specific audiences of some sort: gay, black, Hispanic, female, etc.) have a good news/bad news issue in moviedom.
The good news is that they have a preset group of people who are inherently more interested in seeing the movie because it is about them and their lives.
The bad news is that they have a preset group of people who are more inherently interested in seeing the movie because it is about them, but it is very difficult to convince anyone outside of that niche to buy tickets because they assume the movie can’t possibly have anything to say to them since it is about the “other” in their lives. Read the rest of this entry »