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A Jewish Perspective on #OscarsSoWhite

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Jews control the media. Jews own Hollywood. Jews run the show. These are common statements made about the disproportionate number of Jews with prominent and active roles in the Hollywood movie-making machine. While often times these comments are twinged with underlying anti-Semitic opinions, there is no doubt that Jews enjoy a freedom and opportunity in the entertainment industry that other minorities have not had access too.read more.

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2016 Oscar Noms (BKP)

Associate Editor Brigid Presecky’s Take on the 2016 Oscar Nominations 🙂

With hundreds of eligible films (many of which were reviewed by FF2 Media) the final nominees are a well-deserved, if not surprising, list of immeasurable talent.

Academy voters for the 2016 Oscar nominations apparently ‘never let go’ of their fondness for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both nominated for their respective roles in Alejandro G.… read more.

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Genderquake ’15: Digression

Women are continuously getting shut out of Hollywood. From Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter on the gender pay gap to Maureen Dowd’s New York Times Magazine exposé, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out,” the fight for equality rages on. [Read filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s response HERE].read more.

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Genderquake ’15: Next Steps

Why is Oscar Blue? In Part 3, we look at how the lack of women film critics affects who gets awards every year.

Part 3 of 3 by FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky

Why are the Oscars so male-centric? The award selection process begins with critical reviews and festival accolades. Film critics, mostly male, attend screenings and write reviews.read more.

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