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Hollywood's Diversity Crisis: 7 Facts Overlooked in the Current Furor

Diversity was the No. 1 topic at Saturday’s SAG Awards, and will remain front and center at the DGA, WGA and every other guild’s awards through the Feb. 714 more words

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As Academy Board Meets Again, What's On the Agenda?

After numerous Academy members have registered complaints about rule changes for membership, a post-mortem seems inevitable at Tuesday night’s board meeting. But changes to categories or other areas are unlikely: The agenda is procedural and “business as usual,” sources told… 531 more words

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'Animal House' Star Stephen Furst Protests Academy Rule Changes

Stephen Furst, an actor known for playing “Flounder” in “Animal House” and appearing on “Babylon 5” who has more recently worked mostly as a director and producer, wrote to the Academy of Motion Pictures to comment on the recent membership rule changes enacted to promote diversity and offered his letter to be posted by Variety. 1,112 more words

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AMPAS Explains Diversity-Related Rules Overhaul To Members

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced sweeping changes to its voting and membership rules in direct response to fierce criticism over the near total lack of nonwhite Oscar nominees for the second year in a row. 1,030 more words

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Academy of Motion Pictures Answers Questions on New Oscar Rules

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has posted answers to the many questions that have arisen since the Jan. 22 announcement of new voting rules. 1,011 more words

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Academy's Historic Changes Elicit Everything From Praise To Outrage To Making Some Members Very Nervous

Well, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has never been accused of moving too swiftly on making sweeping changes, but it clearly reversed that image… 1,397 more words

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Former Academy President Hawk Koch Issues Diversity Challenge to Industry

Hawk Koch, producer of films such as “Source Code” and “Gorky Park,” served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012-13. 507 more words

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