Oscars’ Film Academy pledges to diversify membership by 2020 –

Courtesy Of The News International LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges. The announcement came amid a backlash over…

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity –

Courtesy Of The News International Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month´s Academy Awards ceremony because black actors were shut out of nominations, and the Academy acknowledged it needed to do more to promote diversity. The Oscar acting nominees announced on Thursday lacked black performers for…

73pc Pakistanis watch TV for entertainment: survey

Courtesy Of The News International KARACHI: A countrywide survey, carried out by Gallup Pakistan, has claimed that more than 70 percent Pakistanis regularly watch television for entertainment. The opinion was released by Gillani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan. According to the study, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across…