February 28, 2008

Hatter Fox news

TV star launches television networkThirty years ago, she was a girl called Hatter Fox. Now she's a filmmaker, singer/songwriter, and entrepreneur who plans to create the first Indian television network.

Joanelle Romero, an actress of Apache/Cheyenne descent, has accomplished many things in her life. In 1977, she was the first person to star in a movie about a contemporary American Indian woman. Only three such movies have been made since then, she said: "Lakota Woman," "Naturally Native" and "Imprint."

In 2006, Romero introduced the Red Nation Television Channel. So far, the channel is Web-based, with content such as syndicated news, documentaries and music videos. But her goal is more ambitious than offering multimedia on the Net. "We want to be--we will be the next Indian HBO/CNN," she declared.
Comment:  The editors deleted what I thought was a great subtitle:

This Fox is no yapping dog

For more pictures of Romero, see Pix of the 2008 WIGC. For more on Native-themed TV, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Romero's reaction to my article:

This is so wonderful, thank you so very much. I'm so humbled by this, and it made my day--thanks for the hope....