"SNL" had the difficult task of airing one day after one of the worst mass shootings in the US history. It was never specifically mentioned, but it presided over the night after a haunting children's choir rendition of "Silent Night."
This film will spark debate. Is it hideously demeaning? Does it trivialize slavery? Should Hollywood introduce one of America's most heinous, genocidal institutions to this generation as a 180-minute joke?
Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.
If social media tell us anything, it is that we don't have to be passive to the Super-PACs well-funded campaign advertisements. It is always possible to get your own vision and point of view out there.
Based on recent trends, we anticipate that more and more established filmmakers, musicians and authors will turn to using the digital world as a liberating resource and vital tool for creating, marketing and distributing their work.