Oscar season is behind us, but some lingering issues remain. Just this past week, reports surfaced that John Bailey, the cinematographer currently serving as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was under investigation for sexual harassment. This comes after AMPAS instituted a new Code of Conduct policy for all members in the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, whose membership was revoked. Bailey’s case remains open, but it points to bigger questions about the Academy’s future: How often will members face scrutiny about past behavior? Is there a purge around the corner?
These are some of the questions discussed by Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson in this week’s episode of Screen Talk. The co-hosts also touch on pay inequality problems, Steven Soderbergh’s latest distribution gamble with “Unsane,” and Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.”
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