The chatter about the Oscars may be winding down, but #OscarsSoWhite has brought some big questions to light about the film industry. What kind of picture is Hollywood painting of America? Why does it not include more people of color, women, and LBGT communities? And who exactly is running the show down there?
This past week, we asked people from around the Bay what they thought -- moviegoers and filmmakers alike -- and what resulted was both lively and provocative.
For more on what Bay Area film artists are saying and what researchers at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism are reporting about how Hollywood really works, check out "Hollywood So White: Margaret Cho and Other Locals on the ‘Epidemic of Invisibility’" from KQED Pop’s Emma Silvers. -- David Markus