The Academy’s New Code of Conduct Finds Its First Test: President John Bailey
March 20, 2018 — By Gene Maddaus
(Here is an excerpt from Variety.com:)
After the drama and mishaps of the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had reason to celebrate a relatively snafu-free Oscar broadcast on March 4.
The afterglow lasted less than two weeks. On March 16, Variety reported that the Academy had received three allegations of sexual harassment against its president, cinematographer John Bailey. The accusations put the Academy back in the spotlight and could become another black eye for the fractious institution. It’s an organization where mistakes — the wrong best picture envelope, say — are instantly magnified and can have disastrous consequences.
At least until last Friday, it appeared that the Academy had handled the #MeToo movement […]