TWIW: Academy’s Diversity Booster, plus Viola Davis, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and more — Brandy McDonnell comments

The Academy’s Cheryl Boone Isaac has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to

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“Academy Originals” Focus on Women Filmmakers – Michelle McCue Reports

AMPAS’ video series “Academy Originals” focuses on behind-the-scenes artists and skills that get a film from page to screen. Episodes cover everything from how Jurassic Park changed the VFX world to screenwriters who toil away at local coffee shops. With Oscar emcee Ellen DeGeneres and the re-election of AMPAS President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy is showing diversity, Many “Academy Originals” highlight women filmmakers, showing how their contributions inspire young girls to become filmmakers. Read on…

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