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Reginald Hudlin: Will black Oscar producer spell a more diverse ceremony?

Reginald Hudlin: Will black Oscar producer spell a more diverse ceremony?

The news that veteran film and television figure Reginald Hudlin would be one of the two people producing the Oscars this year was greeted with warm fanfare by those who care about diversity and a ceremony reflective of a cross-section of America. Hudlin, after all, has credits on racially diverse movies that are both commercial (“House Party,” Boomerang”) and elevated (“Django Unchained”). He also served as president of entertainment for BET and has executive produced the NAACP awards show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which oversees the Oscars, is still struggling to even the scales when it comes to minority membership, in the wake of...

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