“In a sign of Hollywood’s new world order, the Academy turns to TV talent to diversify”

According to the Los Angeles Times article, “In a sign of Hollywood’s new world order, the Academy turns to TV talent to diversify,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited an unprecedented 774 new members to join the Academy in an effort to diversify its mainly white and male constituents. Many of the invitees are known more for their television presence.

“According to a 2015 diversity report from UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies, just 5.9% of the creators of scripted broadcast shows were racial minorities in the 2012-2013 TV season, 28.9% were women and 19% of programs were ethnically balanced. Show creators of color fared better in cable, at 10.7% — but women were worse off at 22.6%.”

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