The Oscars have announced their new set of rules to bridge the diversity problems that have been confronted in the past.
The new set of rules will not apply to movies related in 2021 or 2022, as they won’t begin until the 2021 Oscars. Movies released next year will have a form filled out by the filmmaker that indicates how closely their film aligns with the new standards.
Some of the most notable rule change includes:
At least one lead or significant actor from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
At least six people on the crew are from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
Must offer training and work opportunities in below the line to people from underrepresented identity groups
Must offer paid internship or apprenticeship opportunities, in a variety of departments, to people from underrepresented identity groups, and must actually be employing people in those positions.
Major moves! What are your thoughts?