However, the issue of a lack of diversity in show biz remains. The next push will be to sensitize Hollywood executives, at a time some studios and networks have dialed back earlier efforts designed to attract more minorities
China’s richest man will soon have the most U.S. movie theaters, a major production company and possibly a studio – but his billions in investment are likely to come with unforeseen consequences for show biz and world culture
Despite the bad publicity generated by the Academy’s diversity crisis, executive changes, and a drop in total Oscar viewing, the Disney-owned network is doing just fine. In fact, it even has new leverage in negotiations with the Academy on a contract extension.