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PODCAST: Does Oscar Season Have a Diversity Problem?

PODCAST: Does Oscar Season Have a Diversity Problem?

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This week, The Hollywood Reporter took a lot of heat for its all-white cover of actresses in this year’s Oscar race. But was that the fault of the magazine or the industry? In this week’s Screen Talk, co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the controversy surrounding that cover and how it speaks to larger issues. Additionally, Thompson shares her experiences at the Academy’s Governors Awards, where she hobnobbed with Will Smith, Spike Lee and many others.

The duo also look ahead to a couple of big fall movies that haven’t screened yet, and a few that did only recently: “The Big Short” and “Creed.” Plus: Thompson shares memories from working on the first “Rocky.”

Listen to the full episode above.

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on iTunes and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.

Check out the rest of Indiewire’s podcasts here.

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