The Close-Up: “New Hollywood?” Panel at NYFF53

On today’s episode of our podcast, an esteemed panel of producers, writers, and filmmakers tackle the issue of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. The event was one of our free NYFF Live talks, which are sponsored by HBO. Among the panelists were actress-turned-director Rose McGowan, whose recent criticism of sexism in Hollywood made national headlines, and producer Effie Brown, whose appearance on HBO’sProject Greenlight has sparked a vigorous debate about diversity in the industry. Joining them were producer Mynette Louie, Ira Deutchman of Columbia University, journalist and author Mark Harris, executive Susan Lewis, and producer Lydia Dean Pilcher. The provocative talk used a recent Sunday New York Times Arts & Leisure cover story by A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis called “A Hollywood Face-Lift” as a jumping-off point. The evening was moderated by the Film Society’s Deputy Director Eugene Hernandez.

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