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“The Joy Luck Club” Producer Yang Yanzhi Elected First Chinese-American President of Oscars

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Oscar Host USAfilm art academy(AMPAS) announced on the 2nd,MoviesProducer Yang Yanzhi was elected the first Chinese-American president of the Academy of Film and Television and the fourth woman to hold the position.

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According to Agence France-Presse, Yang Yanzi is best known for two blockbuster films, “The Joy Luck Club” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt”.

The members of the Film Kala Akademi are voted on every year.Oscar Awardthe winner; The organization recently opened the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles after decades of planning.

The Academy said in a statement that CEO Bill Kramer particularly praised Yang’s work on “membership recruitment, management, equity, diversity and inclusion.”

She wrote: “I am delighted that she will take the highly regarded chair of the Academy of Cinematic Arts. I look forward to working closely with the members to realize our shared vision of serving them, celebrating the intersection of the art and science of cinema. Looking forward to, and inspire the next generation of cinema workers.”

The Academy of Film Arts (AMPAS), organizer of the Academy Awards, announced on 2nd that filmmaker Yang Yanjie has been chosen as the first Chinese-American president of the Academy of Film Arts and the fourth woman to hold the position. The picture shows Yang Yanzhi’s 2018 profile picture. (Getty Images)

The Academy has faced several controversies in recent years, including allegations of a lack of racial diversity. Most notably, during the #OscarsSoWhite movement in 2015, the Academy was criticized for its all-white cast of nominations in the Actors category.

The American Academy of Film Arts has fulfilled its commitment to double the number of women and minority members by 2020, increasing the total number from about 6,000 to nearly 10,000.

About 19 percent of the Academy’s current members are from under-represented racial and ethnic communities.

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