"42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' " READ MORE
The DreamWorks Animation chief, in accepting the Anti-Defamation League's award before an industry crowd, cited Warner Bros.' and Legendary's "42" as an example of how "frame by frame, change happens.” READ MORE
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The film's stars, Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Christopher Meloni, stepped out at the Chinese Theatre on Tuesday for the Hollywood Debut of "42." The film, produced and financed by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros., is set to hit theaters nationwide Friday. READ MORE
'42' tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.