The Oscars Prove that Hollywood Must Place Diversity at the Center Stage to Survive Long Term

  • By · February 24th, 2012

“At a time when American enterprise is attempting to reinvent itself by being more trustworthy, transparent and authentic, we seem to have a problem in Hollywood that needs immediate repair if the US economy and its people are to get back on track.  The media & entertainment industry (like many other industries) is simply teasing us into believing that America’s changing face and its new found richness of diversity is being properly recognized and respected – not for the sake of representation but rather for the influence that is being created by movies goers.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences must shift its current white-bred command and control approach to recognize that from Bollywood to Hollywood, diversity is the type of story-telling paradigm that must be represented in scripts, movies, television shows, its actors and ultimately in the executive suite for the business to thrive and survive long term.”

Read Glenn Llopis’ article at Forbes.com

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