Diversity in the U.S Film Academy

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Wednesday marked an important and positive step in the diversification of Hollywood with the U.S. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences appointing over 800 new members comprising of marginalised groups in the American film industry. The change was prompted by the   #OscarsSoWhite Campaign. The campaign also yielded a study by the university of California’s2016 analyses of racial discrepancies in the industry between 2007-2015 as well as the U.S. Academy launching diversity goals in 2016, these are slowly being implemented currently and throughout 2020.

Dr. Anthony Lambert from Macquarie University joined us earlier to inform us about what the changes mean.


Dr. Anthony Lambert from Macquarie University discusses cganges to the U.S film academy's membership and structure.

Period3 Jul 2020

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleDiversity in the U.S Film Academy
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outlet2ser The Daily
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size7 mins 15 seconds
    DescriptionDr Anthony Lambert explains the diversity rules and changes to membership demographics in the U.S. film academy.
    Producer/AuthorAaryn Shah
    PersonsAnthony Lambert