Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Oscars: Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Addresses “Diversity”: “We need to do more and better and more quickly”


Cheryl Boone Isaacs has sent this out on Twitter in light of Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett’s statements. She’s trying hard, I give her a lot of credit. Cut her some slack. And as I said in a prior post, it’s not her fault. Write to the studios, and to the filmmakers.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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