Variety: Oscar Diversity Push: "The Door Has Opened"

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Variety: Oscar Diversity Push: "The Door Has Opened"

In Variety's September 10, 2016 article, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs addresses the lack of diversity in Hollywood, including the lack of actors with disabilities.

September 10, 2016

by Brent Lang

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs hopes that an ongoing debate about the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees will spur greater representation of minorities on screen, as well as across studio lots and board rooms. There have been times, she noted during a talk at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday morning, that the industry has taken substantive steps to bolster minorities, only to fall back on old hiring and promotional patterns.

“The door has opened this time…the goal is not to have the door close,” she said.

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