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LA Times Analyzes Academy's Recent Inclusion Efforts

Monday, July 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
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From the LA Times:

In the actors branch –the largest and historically the most diverse in the academy –just 29% of this year’s 69 invitees were white, compared with 68% of last year’s class. Meanwhile, the share of women among the invitees to the actors branch jumped from 28% last year to more than 49% this year.

The directors branch, which added just three female members to its ranks in 2015, invited a whopping 52 women this year, including prominent filmmakers like Mary Harron ("American Psycho”), Patty Jenkins ("Monster”) and Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight”) as well as others like Julia Loktev, Ursula Meier and María Novaro, who may be less well known to American moviegoers.

This large influx of women – which comes just months after the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began an investigation into the lack of female directors in Hollywood–brings the share of women in the directors branch from 9% to more than18%.

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