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Exclusive: John Schneider Talks Confederate Flag Controversy and Independent Filmmaking

Exclusive: John Schneider Talks Confederate Flag Controversy and Independent Filmmaking
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Ryan interviews John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazard”).

John Schneider weighs in on Confederate Flag controversy, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and “Smallville.”

While attending Wizard World in Richmond, Virginia, “Smallville” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider had a lot to say. We got into quite a discussion about the line between censorship and being politically correct, but he had a lot more to say than just debating a topic of controversy. He chose to highlight the fact that the “The Dukes of Hazzard” had never been a target of controversy before and was indeed quite wholesome. He also spoke about how “Smallville” was an initial launching point for many other superhero related programming. Take a look at the full interview below.


The Dukes of Hazzard

I understand what John Schneider is saying and if you’ve been a follower of Film Fad then you know that the negative connotations that are being associated with this symbol are not a reflection of us. If you listen to John’s response you can clearly hear that he is attacking the logic of the situation rather than trying to stir controversy. The idea that “Dukes of Hazzard” would be taken off the air after the amount of money spent due to newfound controversy is a bit frustrating. The show has been very innocent for years and even other publications couldn’t make the stretch to find negative connotations within the content of the show. What did shine through in this conversation was John Schneider’s passion for his craft and the frustration of seeing years of his work being put on hiatus.

I have to say that I respect filmmakers as a whole and that’s what John Schneider is truly passionate about. He’s been an iconic actor in film and TV for quite some time but he’s clearly not ready to quit the business. When he informed us of what he’s currently up to, I have to admit I was intrigued. He has decided to take the lead himself and has created John Schneider Studios in Louisiana. What’s interesting about this venture is that it’s not only beneficial to him, but other filmmakers as well. With a vast amount of space (58 acres) and professional equipment (including 2 sound studios), many independent filmmakers can achieve their cinematic dreams in this affordable, high quality studio. What makes John Schneider Studios so unique is that the Louisiana state tax credits create even more opportunities for independent filmmakers which they may not have had before. I thought this was a very respectable and noble move for John Schneider to take in furthering the development of independent films.

Check out John’s description of John Schneider Studios in the video below. It’s always nice to see when an iconic actor gets involved in projects like these to help independent filmmakers.

Here’s how can find out more about John Schneider Studios!

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Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.   [email protected]    Film Fad

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Cheryl Lockett Alexander

My Hero is a Duke…of Hazzard. I love John Schneider, his sense of humor but most importantly, his insight. He is an amazing talent! An amazing man! My Hero! I miss him!







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