A QUICK “ABOUT US”
We’ll sum up Hollywood 27 Productions in two words: END RACISM.
With a new curriculum to fight racism for high school and college youth, a cutting-edge program for diversity in the workplace, the thought-provoking and change-focused END RACISM BLOG (THE DOUBLE TRUTH), and of course screenings of our feature film PYRITE (including discussions on its story and how we can all take something positive away from it), Hollywood 27 passionately and unflinchingly stands at the forefront in the fight to end racism.
If that’s something you can relate to, you’re in the right place. Read on… you won’t be disappointed.
When I started Hollywood 27 Productions, Inc. in the spring of 1998, I wanted to make sure that we always strived to do the right thing… to be more than just a film company. Whether that meant treating employees with respect and helping them reach their own dreams, or stepping outside of the ordinary scope of filmmaking to help those less fortunate.
And perhaps most importantly, it has, from the start, meant trying to change the world in positive ways, particularly in the fight against racism. Hollywood 27 isn’t just about making movies; we’re about making a difference.
Our mission statement is threefold…
FROM ERIC BATTERSBY
“I started fighting racism actively at the ripe old age of 17, when as a Senior in high school, I spoke at a forum at my old Junior High School in Forest Park, IL. Students were afraid to attend the local high school I attended, and parents were afraid to send them, because the school was 85% Black. After a dull evening of questions ignoring the true issue at hand, I finally stood up and challenged the parents to raise their hands if the real reason they were afraid to send their kids to my school was the race situation.
One person raised her hand. Within a few minutes, with some persuasion on my part, the vast majority of the room raised their hands. Then we finally had an honest conversation, and THAT is what Hollywood 27 is all about. Not tip-toeing around the subject, being afraid to face the truth or speak the truth. If this resonates with you, click here to join our Email List & keep in touch!”
1. Make excellent independent films that reach a new level in detail, stimulate thought while entertaining, and can reach into the hearts and minds of the world as we fight racism together.
3. Take time out to involve the community, whether it’s a location shoot on Chicago’s West Side, volunteering time at one of many noble community organizations needing assistance, or reaching into our pockets to contribute to those in need.