By now I’m sure most of our readers are aware of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag that over took social media a few years ago calling for more diversity in entertainment.  Now almost five years after the initial hashtag movement (time flies right), the Academy of Motion Pictures (Academy), is looking to improve its membership diversity, inviting “a record number of 928 new members, making the 2018 class the largest in history.”

The Academy is the Oscar award granting body and, according to the organization, the new invitations will help meet its goal of doubling the amount of women and people of color in its membership by 2020.

Premium Ad