Interesting article from R.J. Moeller on Young, Entrepreneurial, and Pursuing Good Art in Hollywood. As a conservative who likes to think of himself as engaged in culture (although I am not a big movie and TV watcher) I think Moeller is ont to something here:
The truth is, of course, that Tinsel Town has always been a magnet for such people. The problem of Hollywood being so far to the Left on almost every discernible socio-political issue is not going to be “solved” simply by reminding some producer you meet at a party in the Hollywood Hills that he or she is, in fact, an entrepreneur and should care more about the current fiscal and political environment that is growing increasingly hostile toward job-creators and innovators.
We need people on the inside. We need talented actors, musicians, editors, and screenplay writers who can stake a claim for a differing worldview than that of HBO, David Geffen and whoever wrote Milk. We don’t need all of these trailblazers to be gun-toting, flag-waving Republicans with life-size cardboard cutouts of Ronald Reagan in their rooms. I’ve got those departments covered already. And we don’t need hacks churning out more sub-par films and slapping “Christian” or “Conservative” on them because they know Christian moms will buy a bunch of copies of the DVD.
We need talented people, with better values, making worthwhile and entertaining art.
I think this would be be good for movies and culture not just conservatives. A true diversity of people and ideas would produce more compelling products and less of a bubble environment.