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Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabriel Luna, Minhal
Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabriel Luna, Minhal

Why It's Hard for Films like 'Hala' to get Made in Hollywood

Minhal Baig’s film “Hala” is based on her own life and dynamic with her parents, who are immigrants from Pakistan. Jada Pinkett Smith openly admits it was hard to make a movie like this in Hollywood.

It’s due to those difficulties that Pinkett Smith said she got on board to help Baig expand her short film to a feature, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

“When I first met her and saw her short, I was really impressed with her talent and I was very interested in her story,” said Pinkett Smith at Variety Sundance Studio presented by AT&T. “Just flowing resources to her in the way that we could so that her voice could be heard and that her story could be told.”

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