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The “British Oscars” just took a bold step toward ensuring diversity in film — take note, Hollywood

  • Films looking to compete in two major categories at the BAFTA awards must now demonstrate a commitment to diversity in order to be nominated
  • Starting in 2019, films will have to demonstrate they have worked to improve representation of marginalized groups in front of and behind the camera — or even in the film’s audience.
  • The groups specified by the academy include people of color, people living with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people. 
  • Here are the ways they can demonstrate this diversity of talent, per the academy:
    • On-screen representation, themes and narratives
    • Project leadership and creative practitioners
    • Industry access and opportunities
    • Opportunities for diversity in audience development
  • Read more

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The BAFTAs have new diversity rules. Would any Oscar movies pass?

  • The BAFTAs have new diversity mandates. To be eligible, films must meet one of the following 4 criteria:
    • On-screen representation, themes and narratives
    • Project leadership and creative practitioners
    • Industry access and opportunities
    • Opportunities for diversity in audience development
  • But how would recent and likely future Oscar nominees for best picture fare using these criteria? 
  • Among this year’s Oscar hopefuls,  42% might not even qualify under BAFTA’s new rules. Read more

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