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New Diversity Rules for Best Picture Oscar Contenders - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Tuesday, 08 September 2020

New Diversity Rules for Best Picture Oscar Contenders - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Hollywood September 8, 2020 Last year we reported the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences push for a more diverse, inclusive and global membership. This year this push includes films which qualify to be considered for Best Picture. Its now official - and in writing. New representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, were announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As part of the Academy Aperture...

A New Day Has Dawned at the Los Angeles Times

Posted by on Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

June 19, 2018

Los Angeles

A new day has dawned at the Los Angeles Times, the 136-year-old newspaper has a new owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a biotech billionaire with a vision to revitalize the newspaper. He told the New York Times, "The newspaper is really important to bind the community." "It bound us in my world AC DR PATRICK SOON SHIONGof South Africa, and it's really a voice for the people." 

(Photo credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

Read about his interview to the New York Times "L.A. Times's New Owner Plans Big Moves. First Up, Relocating to the Suburbs."

Click here to the story about new owner Dr. Soon-Shiong by the Los Angeles Times writers Meg James and Andrea Chang. On Monday he announced that journalist Norman Pearlstine would become executive editor, a 50 year veteran in journalism, with an impressive career at Time Inc. magazines, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and Forbes. 

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