Sometimes if you want to create change that will actually improve things for whatever situation you find yourself in, you have to go out and do it yourself. The Hollywood blacklist has always been a rumored thing among the leftists that run that town. Conservatives and Republicans in general haven’t had a fair shake in Tinsel Town unless it’s a film or TV show that they developed and are producing themselves. That’s why it’s encouraging to see one actor take matters into his own hands.
Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. announced on Twitter that he and others are planning to “create a conservative movie studio for all patriots to do projects that Hollywood would never do.”
We are putting together a plan to create a conservative movie studio for all patriots to do projects that Hollywood would never do. No more blacklisting and no more injustice from the socialist's elites.— Antonio Sabáto Jr 🇺🇸 (@AntonioSabatoJr) July 16, 2020
For the last few years, Sabato has been saying that he and others have been put on a “blacklist” because of their beliefs. In 2016, Sabato claimed that he was blacklisted because of his support for President Donald Trump.
“It’s not just me. I know a lot of people in the industry who are in the same boat,” Sabato told Variety in August 2016. “The reality is if you’re associated with the Republican Party, the casting directors and producers already blacklist you based on that.”
In March of this year, Sabato doubled down and told Variety that because he was blacklisted he fell on hard times.
“I had to sell everything,” Sabato said. “I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids. It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know.”
There’s an old saying, ‘Be the change you want to see.” In some instances, that mantra is more successful than others. If Hollywood could use anything, it’s a little variety of thought — and some ideas that aren’t based on a true story, based on a book or a remake or reboot of a popular old film. You know, original ideas. Maybe because the Hollywood Communistic Cult all thinks alike is why originality has all but disappeared from the film industry.
Hopefully — and not just because it would be a conservative studio — Sabato’s possible new venture is successful.
Here's video of Sabato from 2016 talking to Fox News about being blacklisted by Hollywood:
H/T: Fox News