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Josh Rottenberg

Josh Rottenberg covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, and his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, Details and other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, he has played laser tag with Gary Coleman, taken a road trip in a snow storm with Will Ferrell, smoked a peace pipe with Lisa Bonet, and conducted a career-spanning interview with Kermit the Frog.
Does Bill Mechanic's angry resignation reflect a deeper schism in the film academy?

Producer Bill Mechanic's angry resignation letter from the academy gave a laundry list of problems — from poor leadership to out of control spending on museum to a failing awards show. Is this reflective of a split in academy membership?

Exclusive: Producer Bill Mechanic on his scorched-earth resignation from the motion picture academy's board of governors

When producer Bill Mechanic wrote a blistering letter of resignation from the motion picture academy's board of governors, it sent shockwaves through the industry. On Wednesday, he spoke to the Times to explain his decision.

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