Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

“We made a film with a very prominent African American filmmaker that was made for the African American audience and he came to the marketing meeting and stared at a bunch of white faces,” he said. “That tells you everything you need to know.”

Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

“We made a film with a very prominent African American filmmaker that was made for the African American audience and he came to the marketing meeting and stared at a bunch of white faces,” he said. “That tells you everything you need to know.”

Academy Awards’ new diversity criteria is about ‘effort to make change’ not ‘exclusion’, Academy leaders say

One of those categories is at the studio level, which requires “multiple in-house senior executives in marketing, publicity and/or distribution” to be from an underrepresented group. This was directly inspired by an experience Gianopulos had with one of his films.

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Titles getting cinema showings include Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, about an underclass of Americans living in vans out West, starring Frances McDormand; Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself, about a battered mother-of-two who decides to build her own home; and Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed as a rapper.