Here are three news you must read on diversity and inclusion in movie industry.
The Oscars’ New Diversity Rules
In 2015, #OscarsSoWhite hashtag became trending on social media after Oscar announced a set of 20 all-white acting nominees. This year, the academy unveiled an ambitious diversity initiative with the intention of reshaping not just how movies are rewarded, but also who’s hired to make them in the first place. New nominations to meet at least ene of these three criteria:
Two or more department heads — meaning jobs like director, cinematographer or composer — must be female, L.G.T.B.Q., disabled or part of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
At least six other crew members must be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
At least 30 percent of the film’s crew must hail from the four underrepresented groups continually laid out in these guidelines
Source: NY Times
NBC will not air the next Golden Globes after diversity controversy.
Also, Tom Cruise and and Scarlett Johansson have handed back their Golden Globes in protest at a lack of diversity among the body Hollywood Foreign Press Association that runs the glittering annual Hollywood awards.
Chloé Zhao made history
Chloé Zhao made history as the first Asian woman and second woman ever to win best director at the Academy Awards.