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"Of oscarssowhite changes are coming to the Academy Awards films now need to have more diversity in front of or behind the camera in order to be eligible for the best picture award. Beginning in 2024. Here with the details is L a Times columnist Glenn Whipp Glynn. Hi, Madeline. Right. There are four categories now for inclusion as best picture and you would have to fulfill two of those four. If you wanted to win that award. What are the four categories? Right well to be nominated, and it's just gonna happen. Like three years from now. The studios have some time to ramp up your need some representation, either in front of the camera in terms of the actors. Or perhaps even the themes of the movie. You're going to need representation behind a camera in terms of department heads, say your production designer costume designers, cinematographer Or you're going to need to have Have an internship or apprenticeship program in place, which lost studios already do. War and the fourth one is just kind of audience development, which is basically your marketing publicity distribution teams need to be Inclusive in terms of women or people of color, So it seems like the latter to those, you know not to be too cynical about it, but they seem a little loop. Holy Water to give a lot of room for studios. In particular, indie studios will have a bit harder time, but studios already their marketing departments. Publicity departments are pretty, You know, gender, um you know, gender dubbers. And in terms of like I mentioned earlier internship apprenticeship programs. A lot of studios already have those in place. So, Yeah. I mean, I haven't You have to deal digging in terms of last year's best picture nominees, But it's possible that all of all nine of last year's best picture nominees still would have qualified. Under these new guidelines. So I guess what's getting the most attention is number one, the actors and the themes. And what? Yeah. So what are people saying about that part of it? I mean, it seems like any time these days when Hollywood movies studios come out with any kind of thoughts. You know guidelines to make the world a better place, more inclusive place to give people more of a voice. There are people on the far right We're going to say, you know the world's going to hell in a hand basket, and you know this is bad enough with all the you know. Snowflake type things, but there's a lot of this shaking anytime This happens and and it's just kind of silly because again if you look at the wide Parameters of these four standards. Really. It's just designed to kind of prod. Um studios. To include more people. And a big part of that is the internship apprenticeship program, which is like getting people in the door, you know, giving them opportunities. To find their way. How successful has that been in terms of getting people into really jobs from those programs, often thes kinds of programs. People complain about them to say while they're pretty dead end like I got the internship, And then there was nothing offered after Is that the case here or are there really substantial routes out of thes internship apprenticeship programs into real jobs? I think people have reason to be a little cynical, little questioning about those types of things because in the past they have not led to realize opportunity. But these days, people are paying much closer attention. And Tio programs that are just kind of You know, just there to meet some kind of, you know, to make a studio look good. I think people are are paying closer attention to what really opportunities come out of them. And when I say there are a lot of groups monitoring Hollywood These days and studies come out every year, and the numbers are inching up every year, so I mean, I'm trying to be optimistic about what I can be opted optimistic about this year. So hopefully this kind of program will reap some benefits down the line. Right. But those studies that come out and specifically the one that comes out of USC every year always seems to point to the fact that it is overwhelmingly white and male in front of and behind the camera. I mean, yeah. Parasite won best picture last year, but that seemed to be an outlier. Yeah, Yeah, I Yeah. The studies that come out are Um GNA E C a couple of percentage point gains. In turns of gender, I and genders, gender has been improving more remarkably market lead, then People of color. What about some fears that movies that are worthy like 1917, for example, because of their subject matter, Um They were predominantly white and male. Those films might not get greenlit. I think that's Ridiculous. I mean, you could look at I guess, little women. You could look a joker. 1917 last year, as as films that on the surface would not get greenlit, Although I have a hard time believing any kind of world where a superhero movie doesn't get green let these days even one as dark is joker. But again these new standards give A pretty wide berth for films still qualify for best picture race as long as they have, you know, a good internship program. Good. Apprenticeship program, You know gender equity in the marketing Um, but I also think that a lot of these films also Would have qualified ended the second standard, which was production heads. I guess what What it is to say is that there are a lot of ways Four films to meet these criteria, and I think you'd have to be doing something really wrong. For, you know to be ineligible for the best picture Oscar. Glenn Whipp is an L. A Times columnist who covers the academy. And we're talking about the new rules to qualify for best picture beginning in 2020 for Glen. Thank you so much. Thank you..