“I always call international the new south, ” says House Party director Reginald Hudlin (also the current entertainment president of BET Networks). “In the old days, they told you black films don’t travel down South. Now they say it’s not going to travel overseas.” — from Michael Cieply‘s N.Y. Times piece about the legend of films with African-American casts, backdrops and storylines being weak overseas. It’s a situation that “may” be changing, Cieply says.