It was just the tip of an iceberg when, late last year, the NAACP decided not to give its image award for a female motion-picture performance because it could only find one suitable candidate in the category (Cicely Tyson in "Bustin' Loose"). Since that time, the organization has been getting louder and angrier in its denunciations of Hollywood, and matters have come to a head with the publication of a "white list" of 43 upcoming films on which there is no significant black representation, either in front of or behind the cameras. The list includes most major films currently in production, including offerings from every major studio and multiple listings for the biggest companies: 10 films from Universal, seven from Warner Bros. and MGC/United Artists and five from 20th Century-Fox. The action against these films is one of what the NAACP calls "selective patronage"--i.e., blacks won't go see them unless the organization can reach some kind of accord in its upcoming talks with individual studios. Certainly, they didn't accomplish much in a string of talks with Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti: Black leaders blamed the MPAA for the termination of the talks and spoke angrily of what they said were incomplete and useless statistics supplied by Valenti, while Valenti himself said he cooperated and claimed that the NAACP's strongest complaints surfaced in front of the press rather than to his face at the meetings themselves. Said one insider after the talks broke off: "The studios had better be ready to take some huge steps on their own, because things are so bad right now, there's probably no way they can prevent a boycott. At this point, the blacks [NAACP] are furious at Valenti, and I don't think he's too happy with them either."