Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences , the organisation that gives Oscar have come out with new rules to deal with diversity problems. The changes guidelines are mainly for the category of the Best Picture.
They have shared four categories and a film must fulfil one of the following requirements. The category A requires at least one leading supporting actor from the underrepresented racial or ethnic groups . There must be at least 30 percent of the secondary cast or minor roles from the underrepresented racial and ethnic groups or LGBTQ+ people. The main storyline must centre around the underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.
The Group B’s guidelines are regarding the creative and production team behind the filmmaking process. These requirements are that at least two heads form the major departments like editing, directing, makeup and hairstyling and more should be occupied by the underrepresented identity groups . There must be six people on the crew who should also be from the underrepresented identity groups. Or at least 30 percent of the crew from the underrepresented.
The Group B guidelines require the offer of paid internship in the various departments from the underrepresented people. They must also offer the work opportunities in the below the line to people from the underrepresented identity groups.
The Group D deals with audience development and the film must distribute the tickets to the “multiple” senior-level executives from underrepresented identity groups on their marketing, publicity, or distribution teams.
The rules will be adhered to in 2024 Oscars or for the movies released in 2023 and the film will need to meet minimum two requirements from any group in order to be eligible for the Best Picture.