New Representation & Inclusion Standards in Hollywood

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences establishes representation & inclusion standards
for OSCARS® eligibility.

New Inclusions and Representation standards will change the face of Hollywood

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Paula Farmer for her new series, Speaking Of. Paula is a writer, film and book reviewer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

We discussed diversity in Hollywood and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ new inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility in the Best Picture category as part of its Academy aperture 2025. I have attached our interview at the end of this article.

It was an important discussion of equality, diversity and inclusion rules set by the Academy. We discussed the standards that were created by the governors and task force to inspire positive change and improve standards of diversity. 

These new standards will help create opportunities for minority groups that have been overlooked. 

The new standards are inspired by the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Diversity Standards used for certain funding eligibility in the United Kingdom as well as the eligibility in some categories of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Awards, but were adapted to serve the specific needs of the Academy. 

The Academy also consulted with the Producers Guild of America (PGA), as it presently does for Oscars eligibility. I have attached the inclusion standards also at the end of this article.

These new standards will allow our industry to reflect a more diverse and global picture of our communities and society. It is long overdue and will help provide permanent, lasting, and vital change. I believe we are stronger through our diversity and when all underrepresented racial or ethnic groups are included, we will thrive.

Here's the link to give them a read:

Speaking Of Podcast

Also, here's the link to the my interview with Paula Farmer on the Speaking Of Series:

Julie Rubio

Director, Business
Women In Film
San Francisco Bay Area