Barry Levinson Blames Hollywood's Diversity Problem On Our Education System

January 22, 2015 4:17 PM

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Levinson, an Academy member himself, explained to HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Wednesday that the problem is far more complicated than a failure to nominate someone. He blamed budget cuts within the education system, specifically in arts, music and theatre programs, as a significant reason for Hollywood's diversity problem.

"If you say at any given year, 'Is there enough diversity in Hollywood?' Absolutely not," the director said, later adding. "We have to find ways to bring more people into the process. We need more diversification in Hollywood, but we've got to educate those people because you just can't show up as a...

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