The big news yesterday was the appointment of Film Independent’s chief Dawn Hudson as the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Reports said that post Oscars the folks at the Academy really felt that they needed to bring in new blood (especially since last year’s ceremony did not go over well) …(quoted from Women and Hollywood.)
Does it mean the Oscar Awards will morph into the Spirit Awards or vice versa?
This really turns the tables on the majors’ hold on the Academy and what does it portend for Film Independent?
I have some ideas and am curious to learn more and to put in my two cents soon!! L.A. indies feel like Film Independent is theirs, so now the question is, in what way is it theirs? Congratulations Dawn! We have loved you where you were for these many years, and are excited to see this huge change!