May 16, 2008

Beach to produce Native movies

Actor Adam Beach has plan to back First Nations films and TVOne of Canada's most prominent First Nations film stars has a plan to get more aboriginal stories into movie theatres and onto the airwaves.

Adam Beach, the Manitoba-born actor most recently known for his role on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, has announced he is setting up a new film company and will take a high-profile role in a new internet cable company.

He announced details Wednesday at an aboriginal economic development conference in Winnipeg.

His new company will produce feature films created by First Nations filmmakers.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see All About Adam Beach.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Betcha a wampum to a frybread that Adam Beach's concept of "more aboriginal stories into movie theatres and onto the airwaves," means CANADIAN aboriginal stories, period. Then writerfella can take the frybread he wins, add his own beans and beef, and veggies, and cheese, and have a nice Indian taco...
All Best
Russ Bates

Anonymous said...

No. Navajo stories with Canadian Natives as Navajos.

Rob said...

I don't see anything wrong with Beach, a Canadian Aboriginal, producing more Canadian Aboriginal stories. In case you haven't heard the old saying, "Produce what you know."

But we don't know that that will be the case. As usual, Russ is just guessing.

Other than saying no, Beach didn't have much control over the casting of non-Navajos in Hillerman's Navajo mysteries. One hopes he'll do better as a producer than he did as an actor.