Hollywood Shuffle ★★½ 1987 (R)
Townsend's autobiographical comedy about a struggling black actor in Hollywood trying to find work and getting nothing but stereotypical roles. Written, directed, financed by Townsend, who created this often clever and appealing film on a $100,000 budget. 81m/C VHS, DVD . Robert Kevin Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Craigus R. Johnson, Eugene Robert Glazer; D: Robert Kevin Townsend; W: Robert Kevin Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans; C: Peter Deming; M: Patrice Rushen, Udi Harpaz.