Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1473 , Segment 3
Episode: Rideshare Drivers, Hollywood Diversity, Cary Grant
- Nov 19, 2020 9:00 pm
- 16:05 mins
Guests: Gerald Higginbotham, Social Psychology Doctoral Student, University of California, Los Angeles; Darnell Hunt, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles The film industry has struggled with diversity–remember the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? And #OscarsSoMale? Well, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that starting in 2024, any movie hoping to win an Oscar for Best Picture will have to meet a minimum threshold of actors and crew from an underrepresented group, including women, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals. But movie studios also have a cash incentive–big-budget films that are more diverse make more money.