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Congressmen send letter to film academy and call diversity plan a 'first step'

Congressmen send letter to film academy and call diversity plan a 'first step'

Members of Congress are commending the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its new diversity initiatives, offering support as the organization moves forward with its efforts.

Representatives Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) sent a letter to academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Wednesday saying the group's "recently announced plan to increase diversity should be seen as a first step toward a broader plan to increase diversity in Hollywood as a whole; however, we hope to ensure this is not a false...

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