LONDON — The film industry’s diversity issue is not going away.

Over the past year, Hollywood sexism and issues of race representation, both on and off screen, have been a huge topic of conversation among people in the movie business.

Numerous diversity reports have been published, some fairly damning. In May, Jodie Foster spoke out about the problems faced by female directors. During the 2016 Awards season, a barrage of celebrities criticised the Academy Awards for its treatment of actors of colour.

The last two instalments of the London Film Festival have attempted to tackle these issues. Last year, the British Film Institute dubbed the festival “the year of the strong women”, while this year’s festival has placed a focus on black talent. Read more…

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What film stars really think about Hollywood’s diversity issue