remember when rooney went on letterman and talked about going to her best friend’s wedding right after she finished shooting the girl with the dragon tattoo so she was still in the process of letting go of her character and this drunk guy tried to dance with her and picked her up so she grabbed his throat and said ‘put me down or i’ll hurt you’
The British Film
IndustryInstitute announced today that projects wishing to receive funding must first meet industry guidelines designed to foster diversity both on-screen and behind the scenes. If money has to talk, at least it’s saying something useful for once.
The new diversity quotas will operate on a “three-tick” principle, and require participating productions to meet at least “two ticks” by showcasing a wider swath of socioeconomic backgrounds as well as disabled persons and individuals of different races and sexual orientations. In addition to qualifying productions for BFI funding, under the new measures producers who meet standards will have an opportunity to enter a lottery to fund greater diversity in their projects.
One can only hope America would get onboard with something like this!
This is definitely a step in the right direction.