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Motion picture academy outlines new standards of conduct for the post-Weinstein era

Motion picture academy outlines new standards of conduct for the post-Weinstein era

As this year’s Oscar season heats up, along with the usual questions about who’s up and who’s down in the Academy Awards horse race, there are likely to be other, thornier questions lingering in the air at cocktail parties and on red carpets.

Since its founding 90 years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has based membership in the group solely, at least in theory, on achievements in the world of film. But as Hollywood’s most exclusive organization wrestles with the new realities of the post-Harvey Weinstein era, it seems behavior offscreen may now be taken into consideration as well.

With shock waves from a series of sexual harassment scandals...

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