Thursday, March 20, 2008

Laboring in the vineyard

Meanwhile other producers have been calling Mr. Byrd, who, unlike Mr. Binder or Mr. Sanders, is black. They’re curious about his future projects, he said.

“Where were you when I was laboring in the vineyard?” Mr. Byrd asked. “The heavy lifting has been done.”

I totally underestand where Byrd is coming from - you struggle to get work up and seen, and nobody cares until you have a bona fide hit.

More at the NYTimes about the black-audience hit CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.