While casting diversity has gotten much of the attention in the push to make Hollywood more inclusive, Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth are working to improve things behind the camera with the Array Crew initiative, and many studios are on board.
DuVernay noted, Array Crew is at a point “where it’s not a spreadsheet…It is a tech company.” She said the company is fully staffed with a CTO and the “A Wrinkle in Time” director credits Roth saying, “It was really Peter who said: “We should contact everyone.” He helped me think larger in terms of studios taking part in the foundation of it in a way that made it feel like theirs, which was our original idea. He knew, from a business perspective, [the studios] should invest in this so that you feel like it’s yours.”
This news comes on the heels of the Academy requiring that films in consideration for Oscars must meet diversity requirements for cast and/or crew.
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