Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

A Letter from LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson – Go See Red Tails on Opening Weekend

LaTanya Richardson Jackson

LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson Photo by Lia Chang

Samuel L. Jackson Photo by Lia Chang

Dear Friends,

Perhaps you already know that the Hollywood Studios would not distribute the film Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway
(African-American) and produced by George Lucas, largely because they felt the subject matter – the elite flying squad of WW II- the Tuskegee Airmen who happened to be Black- was not marketable. Undaunted, George Lucas stepped forward and mounted distribution himself to the tune of some 90 million dollars.

Please join us as we too step forward, in what seems to be a never ending struggle, to prove the potent viability of investing in African American subjects. We can do this by purchasing opening weekend tickets- JANUARY 20, 2012. Please make sure that the ticket given also says Red Tails.

Looking up in this New Year,

LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
Photos: David Henry Hwang, Jennifer Lim, Leigh Silverman, Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon, David Ives, Douglas Carter Beane and More at The Drama Desk & Fordham University Theatre Program’s “Anatomy of a Breakout” Panel
Meshach Taylor on Wendy Williams Show on May 17
House of Payne’s Denise Burse on the 2011 NAACP Image Awards & Season 7; “Shout Out” Episode airs April 20
Video: Denise Burse as Claretha Jenkins on House of Payne
Photos: David Henry Hwang, John C. Whitehead, Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Asia Society Awards Dinner in New York
Cindy Cheung Debuts solo show SPEAK UP CONNIE, directed by BD Wong at Stage Left Studio, 1/17-25/12

Aaron Lazar, Kate Baldwin, P.J. Griffith, Raul Aranas Set for the Dallas Theater Center/Public Theater Co-Production of Giant at the Wyly Theatre, January 18 – February 19, 2012
Photos: Yellow Fever Playwright Rick Shiomi Explores New Territory with An All-Female Cast
Photos: Backstage with the Cast of Chinglish and David Henry Hwang at the Longacre Theatre
Photos: “How To Succeed” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and John Larroquette at Lord & Taylor for Windows Unveiling
Multimedia: Promises, Promises’ Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes at Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave Photo Flash: Library of Congress’ IN REHEARSAL Exhibit
Photos: David Duchovny, John Earl Jelks, Amanda Peet, Tracee Chimo at Opening Night Party of Neil LaBute’s Break of Noon
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

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