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In The Trades: Charity, Diversity

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Parties, parties, parties–and the Motion Picture and Television Fund rakes in the cash, funding the industry’s foremost resource for help and care–Taking Care of Our Own is their motto.

Martin Scorsese will direct Brian Selznick’s children’s mystery The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He’s also slated to direct Silence, about two 17th century Jesuit priests who witness the hardships of spreading Christianity in Japan. Light-hearted entertainment–that’s Marty!

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Yahoo! is launching Odd News Underground, with a singing anchor. Lloyd Braun and David Katz left just in time.

Rev. Jesse Jackson met with Universal Studios president Ron Meyer to urge increased industry diversity. He’s also concerned about the Academy:

The Academy needs to reflect America itself, and this is an archaic arrangement.

Surely the Academy should reflect a better-looking America?

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