Coming Soon: The Film Academy’s “Inclusion Standards” Form (deadline.com)
A word to wise film producers: Start tracking the racial, gender and disability status of your employees now. The film Academy’s Aperture 2025 inclusion program is closer than you think.
Because once again, an important point is tucked in the fine print.
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its plan to require that Best Picture contenders meet at least two of four inclusion standards aimed at increasing screen depictions or employment of underrepresented groups—women, specified racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with cognitive and physical disabilities, and those hard of hearing—it was careful to put full implementation far in the future. New standards will be imposed for the 96th Academy Awards. Those occur in 2024. Given more immediate concerns with the Covid-delayed 2021 Oscar show, it all seems very distant.
By: Michael Cieply