DAWN HUDSON

Chief Executive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

LABJ

https://labusinessjournal.pressreader.com/article/298474465670410

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT | 2022 LA500

Hudson worked for diversity, which was reflected in last year’s class of new members of the academy: 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic communities and 53% international. Hudson also navigated the professional honorary organization through the Covid crisis and can take a bow for opening the massive Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in September on the Miracle Mile. She addressed the sagging TV ratings of its cash-cow Oscars awards telecast. But the Oscar telecast in March was marred by the Will Smith slapping incident, and the muted response during the show drew criticism.

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