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What's been a bad week for the Academy Awards is producer Brett Ratner was forced to resign after doing a round of interviews -- -- inappropriate things including using a derogatory word for homosexuals and may be revealing.
Little too much on the Howard Stern Show.
Before I have sex with a girl I do do one weird thing.
-- -- -- girl to the doctor.
After radler is essentially fired writers' ballot he Murphy was supposed to host the Oscars for the first time quit.
He's being replaced by Billy Crystal but if Hollywood is supposed to be the Mecca of free speech and push the envelope why did all this happened let's That's Hollywood producer.
Peter -- Peter good to see I guess it depends what -- speech or use it right.
-- Penn State I could say -- we've Burberry is very much concerned with the image and the academy remember the 6000 members of the academy.
A much more conservative.
And they want to protect the franchise it's that one way that the academy makes money.
And money makes the world go around that they're gonna be very protective of -- and they were quick to act on that front because they didn't want to capitalize a big opposition and further road which -- already been declining.
Public impression of the Oscar.
You say they're very conservative but it -- depends on which side of -- the scale liberal or conservative that you you speak on right I mean.
Some they've all said some pretty outrageous things on the liberal side and yet they still get invited back.
Yeah I know that but you know right now this is the producer of the Oscars and a portrait of what the -- will be remember one of the challenges they have is -- the Oscars gets older in the audience that votes for those 6000 members they tend to reflect an older audience yet younger moviegoers.
Other ones that generate the big dollars at the box office and the viewership on television which is 1998 lost almost twenty million viewers that in puts -- the revenue stream from that Oscar telecast and so they're very clear that if its bank lenders freeing credit.
I think the -- group the academy of looking at bank credit.
But here's here's the Hollywood dilemma at least as far as the Wall Street Journal said they had a big write out on what's happened Academy Awards -- -- -- Hollywood struggle.
Is to -- two different audiences -- includes a 223 million moviegoers in the US.
The other is made up of 6000 aging industry -- insiders.
Who vote for the Academy Awards so that's who Hollywood -- that's -- you guys have to decide who you're gonna appeal to is -- that 6000 insiders or that 223 million Americans.
Well that's why lawyers have to OEMs on the one hand you have a -- I would say how would -- to you they try to appeal to both on the of with a dilemma or is the dilemma of expanding the best picture nominations.
From five to ten from a traditional by the -- to try to get more votes didn't work very well so this scaling back its trying to corral -- the people thought who are campaigning for these.
These Oscars because August is a very important revenues to -- to movies very very important members west and for the individuals involved ego is very important because everybody -- your -- -- areas.
Former Oscar winner -- they -- want that.
Have -- maybe -- the death but the certainly be award and so everybody's fighting for about -- and when it comes down to where it.
Those two forces don't fit well look what they did they -- -- know -- the industry really.
Reliable pressed him Brian Grazer and and they replaced Eddie Murphy with.
Good -- Billy Crystal so they -- going back to that angle to protect.
All right all low event that the funny thing is is that that the while -- really didn't work out well at all last year they had Anne Hathaway James Franco got terrible viewership.
And yet they were try to appeal -- the young folks but it did work that it.
Yeah there there are no rules in the off about a -- -- apparel you know spike I don't I'm not sure what the answer is I know that they haven't found the answer to jobs out of -- both constituencies but the struggle as.
That they declining viewership of the audience and the declining attendance at the box office towards.
All of it in -- -- so they're trying to boost that up avatar was the big big yeah winner a few years ago and showed that when you have these big films in the mix.
It almost isn't as important -- be.
Posted is it -- is an important about really protecting the screening rules or the number of nominations they need big picture is in the nominating category in order to drive the last for they've for the.
I don't -- this is the last question I know you know what's -- you may or may not be able to respond to a but mr.
co owner of the Golden State Warriors will there be an NBA season this year.
I'll be a buzzer -- -- be a buzzer -- while they say that at least ten will be gone is that definite.
I can't really answer that question because expensive -- -- question from commissioner David Stern would be I'd have to come in and clean house next week.
I think to be flight about a billion about Peter -- -- good to see you my friend thank you for being here appreciate have a good weekend.
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