The Changes in Hollywood & the Future of the Industry
Along with him, NBCUni’s Vice Chairman Ron Meyer was fired from his position, as news of a covered-up affair was discovered. Reportedly, Meyer bought the silence of the woman involved and alleged that unnamed persons were extorting him for payment. NBCUni released Meyer and stated that his actions were not consistent with company values and policies.
Meyer’s and Telegdy’s firing illustrates a stance similar to Warner Bros. There is zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior, no matter the position. Such severe repercussions are still historically new and appear to be the norm in the future. Hollywood is recognizing antiquated and misogynist structures and behavior for their toxicity and throwing them out the window and creating space for those who truly deserve to be in such high-level positions.
The possibilities are starting to become unlimited for everyone. With access to social media to give light to what is happening in the film industry, more and more filmmakers are given a voice and platform to pave a new way for the industry and we are all holding one another accountable. We at Film Connx cannot wait to see where Hollywood goes with these changes and while we have a way to go, we are on a steady charge forward…for the better.