With the recent positive representation of black actors, producers, and filmmakers at the 2019 Academy Awards, there were several headlines questioning whether #OscarsSoWhite movement is still relevant. On this episode of Pop Life, Joe Lee discusses why the movement is still necessary despite the appearance of positive gains. Is it a movement or just a moment? Is Hollywood ready to take more risks with black creatives?
Joe is joined by studio executive Dana Gills, Director of Production and Development for Lions Gate, and Dr. Charisse L’Pree, Assistant Professor of Communications at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
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